THE North Gippsland midweek bowls preliminary finals will be played today at Stratford.
In section one, Maffra will meet West Sale, while Yarram Gold and Heyfield will battle it out for a spot in the section two grand final.
Last week, Heyfield booked the first spot in the section one grand final after defeating Maffra 81-61 in the second semi-final.
West Sale ended Sale’s season with a 78-53 victory in the first semi-final.
In section two, Yarram Green was too strong for Yarram Gold, winning the second semi-final 64-29.
The victory means Green advances directly to the grand final.
Heyfield defeated West Sale Green 53-33 in the first semi-final.
Sale White advances
THE Saturday preliminary finals will be played at Sale Bowls Club next weekend.
Sale White advanced to the section one, two and three grand finals after victories last weekend’s second semi-finals. It will meet the winners of next weekend’s preliminary finals.
In section one, Heyfield, which was defeated by Sale White in a close semi-final, will play Stratford, which defeated Yarram in the first semi-final.
The section preliminary final will be between Stratford, beaten by Sale White in another close second semi-final, and Rosedale, which had a strong win over West Sale.
The section three match will be between Maffra Red, which had a come from behind win against West Sale, and Stratford, which went down to Sale White.
Saturday semi-final results:
Section one: second semi-final: Sale White 69 d Heyfield 64; first semi-final: Stratford 72 d Yarram 65.
Section two: second semi-final: Sale White 64 d Stratford 59; first semi-final: Rosedale 86 d West Sale 60.
Section three: second semi-final: Sale White 55 d Stratford 29; first semi-final: Maffra Red 45 d West Sale 44.