Maffra breaks drought

MAFFRA won its first section one bowls pennant grand final in 40 years when it defeated Sale White on Saturday 64-62 in another nail biting finish at Yarram.

In front of a busload of supporters who travelled with the team, Maffra came from five shots down with four ends remaining and showed plenty of determination to win the match.

A week after upsetting ladder leader Heyfield in the semi-final, Maffra made up the deficit against White and went on to win by two shots, 64-62.

Maffra’s last section one pennant came in the East Gippsland association.

In section two, Heyfield was too strong for Yarram, winning 88-55, while Sale White defeated Sale Blue 58-46 to claim the section three title.