Shepparton Golf showed why it is placed atop the division one Goulburn Valley Bowls Division Saturday Pennant table, with a hard-fought win against Hill Top.MATTHEW GALEA January 27, 2014 4:17am
Shepparton Golf demonstrated its premiership-winning qualities against Hill Top on Saturday, but it was by no means a cruise.
Twenty-one shots was the difference between the first-placed and fourth-placed teams on the division one Goulburn Valley Bowls Division Saturday Pennant table, leaving Shepparton Golf coach Mal Williams pleased to pick up another win over a fellow top-four side.
‘‘It was a bit tight at times,’’ Williams said.
‘‘We thought we might be able to win most of the rinks, but it was a good win.’’
Shepparton Golf lost two of the four rinks, courtesy of strong performances from Hill Top skippers Rod Werner and David Hicks.
Shepparton Golf’s Col Power proved too strong however, and his 16-shot win over Jock Hicks proved the major difference between the two clubs on the day.
‘‘Col’s rink hit the front pretty solidly and after they pulled it back a bit, Col really picked up,’’ Williams said.
‘‘The game as a whole was sort of up and down a bit, but over the last 30 ends, it didn’t look like we were going to lose.’’
Hill Top’s Mick Hooper said the 21-shot loss was not a true reflection of the difference between the two sides should Hill Top be at its absolute best.
‘‘We weren’t thrashed, but at one point Murray Stark got within five shots of (Shepparton Golf skipper Matt) Robertson, but Robbo just found an extra gear,’’ Hooper said.
‘‘I think the two losing rinks didn’t bowl as well as they can .
Hooper said he was glad his side still had its fate in its own hands with four games to go.
‘‘I still think the cards can fall the right way for us to finish second,’’ Hooper said.
‘‘The four is settled, but if we can play well and beat Shepparton Park and Kyabram, we can make it.
‘‘It’s all in our hands.’’
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