Sale White leads section one

SALE White remains on top of the North Gippsland section one Saturday bowls pennant ladder after defeating Stratford last weekend.

Heyfield is 17 points behind in second after defeating Yarram, with Sale Golf a further 10 adrift after its loss to Maffra.

Rosedale, who also lost to Sale Blue, holds fourth spot.

The top three looks reasonably safe at this stage but, any one of the remaining five teams could finish in fourth place by the end of the season with nine rounds to play.

WITH 64 points, Yarram has a commanding lead in section two, with Heyfield second on 39, one point in front of Wurruk. Sale sits in fourth position a further 10 points in arrears.

IN section three, Sale White, on 43 points, holds a five-point lead over Sale Blue with Yarram Gold another four points behind in third place. Rosedale sits in fourth position with Maffra and Sale Golf breathing down its neck.

Results:

Section one: Sale White 14/83 d Stratford 0/48, Heyfield 10/72 d Yarram 4/63, Maffra 12/74 d Sale Golf 2/58, Sale Blue 12/68 d Rosedale 2/66.

Section two: Wurruk 12/75 d Maffra 2/65, Yarram 2/78 d Sale 4/71, Heyfield 12/73 d Stratford 2/54, Sale Golf bye.

Section three: Wurruk 7/44 d Rosedale 2/40, Maffra 9/59 d Stratford 0/31, Sale Golf 7/56 d Yarram Gold 2/45, Sale White 7/46 d Sale Blue 2/41, Yarram Green 7/51 d Heyfield 2/37.