Surprise wins shake up Saturday pennant

Highland Tartanʼs Wayne Towers measures for shot while Avoca Redʼs Chris Bearpark keeps watch during the division one clash last Saturday.

A battle of the two division one Dunolly sides highlighted Saturday pennant, with division newcomers, the Golds getting one up on the reigning premiers, the Blues in a shock result.

After claiming last season’s division two premiership, the Golds made the move up to the Goldfields Bowls Division’s premier competition and while they have been competitive, the weekend’s 16-shot victory was somewhat unexpected.

Gold’s Terry Long was defeated by Greg Dobbin 17-24, but Bernie Lanfranchi won back the deficit for the Golds, beating out Alan Weir by 14 shots.

The Golds finished the job off with a 25-16 victory over Barry Cann’s rink to see an overall 76-60 win.

Considering the Blues defeated the Golds by 13 shots back in round three, the weekend’s result was a massive confidence booster for the division newbies.

Dunolly Blue remains ranked in second place on the division one ladder after third placed Talbot Gold went down in straight sets to Golf Blue on Saturday.

Second from the bottom of the ladder side, Golf, meant business in round eight, toppling a very hard to beat Talbot on all three rinks.

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