HEATHCOTE’S weekend pennant teams played the last round on Saturday with both needing a win to avoid relegation.
Division 3 travelled to Serpentine and in close game Heathcote won the last few ends to record a two-shot win to avoid relegation.
Division 3: Heathcote 90 defeated Serpentine 88
Brian Taylor 17 lost to B Greenwood 24
Bill Gardiner 24 defeated L Cadzon 14
John McGillivray 25 lost to R Gladman 28
Greg Speirs 24 defeated A Canfield 22
After an even start, Brian Taylor then struggled to trail by seven shots by the 15th end. Shots and ends were shared and despite losing the last end Brian’s team went down by seven shots.
Bill Gardiner made a good start winning the first seven ends and led by nine shots after 14 ends. Bill’s team continued to control the game winning the last two ends to win by 10 shots.
John McGillivray started well and led by nine shots after nine ends. Johns team then struggled losing the next three ends but fought back winning five of the last six ends to go down by only three shots.
Greg Speirs had a very even game but after losing five shots on the 17th end trailed by eight shots. Greg’s team then won seven of the last eight ends to record a two-shot win.
The win placed Heathcote in 6th place to end relegation fears and to finish the year in not as good position as the form at the start of season promised.
Division six travelled to North Bendigo and recorded a 17-shot win to hopefully avoid relegation to division seven.
Division 6: Heathcote 92 defeated North Bendigo 75.
Keith Brown 18 defeated B Hartland 17
Eileen OBrien 21 defeated D Henson 19
Chris Cail 28 defeated K Andison 18
B. Kapoulitsa 25 defeated C Riley 21
Keith Brown won the first five ends and led by five shots after 17 ends. Despite losing three shots on the last end, Keith’s team held onto win by a shot.
Eileen O’Brien had an even game with scores level third, 13th and 20th ends. Eileen’s team won the last two ends to record a two-shot win.
Chris Cail started well winning the first five ends and led by nine shots by the 11th end. Chris’ team took control and despite losing the final two ends won by 10 shots.
Basil Kapoulitsa had an even start with scores level on the second and 12th ends. Basil’s team then struggled but lifted winning six of the last eight ends to win by four shots.
The win was a good finish to a rather disappointing year for division six and Heathcote will have to wait the league’s decision on relegation.
Midweek Pennant Results.
The ladies pennant team travelled to South Bendigo to play Bendigo East in the elimination first semi final. After a slow start, Heathcote fought back but went down by only 22 shots.
Heathcote 55 lost to Bendigo East 77
Chris Cail 20 lost C Judd 28
Eileen O’Brien 12 lost Y Rutherford 23
Rae Craig 23 lost to J Judd 26
Chris Cail started slowly and trailed by 13 shots after 14 ends. Despite the best efforts of Chris’ team the lead was too big and Heathcote went down by eight shots.
Eileen O’Brien made a poor start and by the 13th end was down by 15 shots. Eileen’s team fought back but finally went down by 11 shots.
Rae Craig started well and led by three shots after 14 ends. Rae’s team then struggled winning only four more ends and went down by only three shots.
The ladies midweek pennant team are disappointed by todays result but are pleased with the overall result considering that the team had been promoted to division two.
Today: Mixed social bowls at 1pm.
Saturday, March 4: Mixed social bowls at 1pm.
Sunday, March 5: Invitation Fours Tournament at 10am.