Heyfield loses pennant thriller

DESPITE claiming two rinks to one, Heyfield lost to Yarram Gold by one shot in North Gippsland section one pennant bowls.

Maffra “got out of gaol” against Stratford, who had led all day, getting four shots on the last end to take the game.

Teams will begin to play each other a second time this Saturday, with some interesting games of bowls.

Ladder leader Sale White will host third-placed Heyfield and Sale Golf, fourth, welcomes Maffra, second, to its green.

Other games will have Yarram Gold playing Stratford and Yarram Green home to Sale Blue.

In section two, the games between leader Rosedale and third-placed Stratford at Rosedale and Maffra, fourth, and Wurruk, sixth, will be very keen encounters next weekend.

Top position in section three is shared between Sale White and Sale Blue, who both have interesting games this week with Sale White playing fourth-placed Rosedale and Blue playing Golf, who sits in third.

The upsets in the last round seemed to be seventh-placed Heyfield defeating third-placed Golf and Maffra winning at Yarram.

Results:

Section one: Sale White 12/72 d Yarram Green 2/57, Sale Golf 14/80 d Sale Blue 0/48, Yarram Gold 10/67 d Heyfield 4/66, Maffra 12/72 d Stratford 2/68.

Section three: Sale White 12/88 d Wurruk 2/60, Rosedale 14/84 d Sale Golf 0/56, Yarram 14/92 d Sale Blue 0/42, Heyfield 12/75 d Stratford 2/65, Maffra bye.

Section three: Sale Blue 9/64 d Rosedale 0/37, Sale White 9/62 d Stratford 0/24, Heyfield 9/63 d Sale Golf 0/28, Maffra 9/60 d Yarram 0/47.