Moama has defeated City of Echuca to claim this season's midweek pennant title.LUKE MCMANUS February 26, 2014 4:04am
Moama prevailed by a slender two-shot margin against ladder-leaders City of Echuca to claim the division one midweek pennant premiership on Friday.
Despite winning just one of three rinks at Deniliquin RSL, a commanding nine-shot win to the Beryl Eddy-led rink helped secure Moama’s (62-60) victory.
Eddy and teammates Giselle Maynard, Margot Brennan and Lyn Rogan proved too strong for City of Echuca’s Veronica Kelly (skipper), Pat Schram, Lyn Snell and Norma Hall, prevailing 23 shots to 14.
The win proved to be a welcomed result after fellow skippers Sandra Connolly (22-26) and Marilyn Stephenson (17-20) went down in their respective matches.
‘‘We’re extremely happy with the result,’’ Stephenson said.
‘‘Beryl’s (Eddy) performance has been so cool, calm and collected all season, she just goes about her business and everyone respects her so much.
‘‘Her rink performed so well.’’
With Stephenson’s rink the final match to wind up, everyone’s attention quickly switched to the overall leaderboard, of which Stephenson used to shape her side’s game plan.
‘‘We ultimately planned around that,’’ she said.
‘‘We knew were in front on the leaderboard, so we then focused on not giving away too many shots in our match.
‘‘It was such an excellent final, all grand finals should go down to the last bowl.
‘‘We just happened to come out on the good side.’’
Moama will play Bendigo District in the regional championship on March 7.
The Shepparton Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch committee will continue to fund the prostate cancer specialist nurse position at Goulburn Valley Health for the next four-and-a-half years.
Mulwala has overcome a sluggish first half to record an important victory beating Echuca United by 45 points on Saturday.
The brave and selfless women and men of our CFA brigades need our support like never before and I will stand with them all the way.
Moama netball coach Clare Shalders knows her side is up against it when it takes on Echuca United at home for the Three Jacks Trophy in round 12 Murray Netball League action tomorrow.
Avenel win easy
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
If you are in the mood for a warm treat next Friday and want to get involved in the recent push to aid struggling dairy farmers, then Ambience Bakery Cafe will have you covered.
Deniliquin’s Kayla Smith will travel to Canada on Wednesday to compete in two major athletics meets.
About 30 Murray Goulburn suppliers turned out to a Shepparton meeting last week with lawyers proposing legal action against the big processors.
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