Sunbury knocked out

Club Sunbury fell short of a Bowls Victoria weekend pennant division 1, section 1 grand final again.

Having been so close in recent years, Sunbury had been one of the top teams all season.

The side dropped off form in the back half of the season, but went into the finals on the back of a big win.

On Saturday, Sunbury managed to get the job done against Glenroy.

Sunbury won three of the four rinks on the way to a 79 (16)-62 (2) win.

Marc Bullows’ rink won 19-12, Mark Cowan’s won 20-15 and Paul Cullis’ rink won 23-17. Lee Wesley’s rink fell just short 18-17.

Bullows, John Bell and Emilee Davies were the standouts in the win.

Sunbury was back in action on Sunday in the preliminary final against Flemington Kensington for a shot to face Brunswick in the final.

It was a day to forget for Sunbury, as Flemington Kensington dominated on the way to an 85 (16)-49 (2) win.

Lee Wesley was the only winning skip for Sunbury, winning 19-13. Mark Cowan’s rink lost 25-13, Paul Cullis’ lost 25-8 and Marc Bullows’ rink lost 22-9.

Sunbury’s David Glennon said it was always going to be tough to get the win against Flemington Kensington on its home green.

He said they were disappointed not to have gone further considering where they had been on the ladder for most of the season.

“We lost by a larger margin to them three weeks ago, it was always going to be tough,” he said. “In particular its disappointing as we were in contention for the top two for well over three quarters of the year.

“Those losses in the penultimate and third last rounds really hurt. It promised to be a a really good season but it tethered away at the end.”

Glennon said they would look to recruit some players in the off season to take that next step.