Mooroopna and Stanhope will be fighting for a possible spot in the top four of Goulburn Valley Bowls Division midweek pennant today.MATTHEW GALEA December 3, 2013 4:05am
Mooroopna is hunting more than just a third straight win today when it visits Stanhope.
It will also be hunting a top-four spot on the Goulburn Valley Bowls Division midweek pennant division one table.
‘‘We’ve got nothing to lose and a lot to gain,’’ Mooroopna skipper Lorraine Nicholls said.
‘‘We’re only 11 points out of the four and we see this as a big opportunity.
‘‘I’ll be very disappointed if we’re not competitive, which we should be because our team is a good team with fabulous people.’’
Mooroopna sits sixth on the table, a point behind fifth-placed Stanhope and 11 behind fourth-placed Kyabram, which faces a daunting trip to second-placed Shepparton Golf, meaning a win for either side at Stanhope and a Kyabram loss could elevate the winner into fourth place.
Nicholls said her side’s hunger for victory should not be mistaken for complacency, acknowledging the tough assignment that faced her side.
‘‘Jenny Crilly has been bowling really well, she’s putting on some great performances for the Goulburn Valley in state pairs and triples, so she’ll be difficult to beat,’’ Nicholls said.
‘‘I think beating her will be the key, if I go up against her we usually have a very good game.
‘‘The heat could also be a factor and very telling, so it should be a very interesting game.’’
Stanhope skipper Margaret Adams was more cautious than her opposite number, despite posting a win over today’s opponent in round two.
‘‘We only just got over the line that day and Mooroopna haven’t been going too badly,’’ Adams said.
‘‘I struggled with our own green last time, but that was just me, and we managed to win two rinks which was very pleasing, so hopefully we can get over the line.’’
Glenda Patterson was the only Stanhope skipper to lose her rink last week, but it was a big enough loss to ensure the points went to Kyabram, denying Stanhope fourth spot, something Adams was keen to avoid a repeat of.
‘‘Jamie Stokes comes back into Jenny Crilly’s rink as a lead, so that will help,’’ Adams said.
‘‘I think we should come away with the win, but you never know with the heat.
‘‘It just depends on the day and how everyone performs.’’
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