In-form Sunbury puts its foot down as finals loom

Mark Cowan. Picture Shawn Smits.

Sunbury continued its solid form to get past Darebin City in Bowls Victoria pennant division 1, section 1.

With a finals spot already secure, Sunbury has been focusing on getting the right mix and continues to get wins on the board.

Facing bottom side Darebin City at its home green, Sunbury never looked in trouble, winning 90 (14)-67 (4).

Todd Trewarne’s rink was again the standout, claiming a 33-9 win. Trewarne has been one of the stars for the side since joining Sunbury early in the season.

Mark Cowan, who was one of the standouts on the day, led his rink to a 28-13 win.

Marc Bullows’ rink continued to struggle losing again, while Carla Krizanic’s rink lost by one shot. Scores were level heading into the final end.

Sunbury’s Dave Glennon said they would take a 23 shot win away from home any week.

Sunbury is 19 points behind second-placed Glenroy and holds a 37-point gap against fourth-placed Werribee, which they play this week.

It was a good day for Sunbury, with four of its six sides winning.

Glennon said Sunbury’s second side, which plays in division 3, is now back in the relegation battle after an 18-0 loss to Altona.

Meanwhile in Central Highlands Bowls top grade, the battle for a top two finish will go down to the final round.

Gisborne remains on top of the ladder, after defeating Lancefield, 104 (14)-72 (4) on Saturday. Gisborne sits three points clear of Kyneton Golf, which took out the Kyneton derby. Golf won 111 (16)-93 (2).

The loss ended Kyneton’s top two hopes, with the fourth-placed side 20 points behind Golf.

Bacchus Marsh Gold moved back into third with its 118 (18)-60 (0) win against Trentham.

Gold sits nine points behind Golf.

Romsey defeated Bacchus Marsh Blue in the other match.

In division 2, ladder leaders Gisborne Red suffered a shock loss to Diggers Rest, which won 69 (12)-64 (4).

The win keeps Diggers Rest in second spot. Kyneton defeated Kyneton Golf in the division 2 derby, winning 89 (16)-55 (0).

Third-placed Macedon and Woodend were the other winners.