Important win for Sunbury

Marc Bullows (Jacob Pattison)384240_09

Tara Murray

Club Sunbury got an important win as it took another step to locking up a top two spot in the Bowls Victoria weekend pennant division 1, section 1.

Facing Glenroy, which was hot on its heels in the first for a top two spot, Sunbury came away with a hard fought 88 (12)-77 (6) at home.

The damage was done by the rink skipped by Marc Bullows, which won 33-13, to return to the winners list.

Lee Wesley’s rink had a one shot loss, while Mark Cowan’s rink lost by five shots and Kyle Shephard’s rink lost by three shots.

Sunbury’s David Glennon said they were really happy to get that win.

“It was a fantastic win,” he said. “Marc Bullows’ rink covered everyone and won by 20 shots. Marc and Sophie Kurzman in that rink were the standouts.

“Last week they were going for seven [rink wins] in a row but fell just short. Hopefully they can go on another run.”

Sunbury remains in second spot with Glenroy now 36 points behind in fourth spot, with Flemington Kensington sitting in the middle.

Brunswick remains on top, 13 points clear of Sunbury.

It will be another big week for Sunbury, facing Flemington Kensington.

“They had a loss on the weekend,” he said. “We have a 19-20 point gap on that. If we can win we will almost be guaranteed a top two finish which would be great.”

Glennon said overall they have three sides in finals contention with three rounds remaining.

Sunbury’s third and fifth sides are both on track to play finals as well.