Stratford topples top side

STRATFORD upset section one ladder leader Heyfield Blue by one shot in North Gippsland Saturday pennant bowls.

In other section one matches, Yarram defeated Sale Blue at Sale, Sale White out-gunned Maffra away from home, while Sale Golf was too strong for Heyfield White at home.

Section two ladder leader Sale Blue and Rosedale fought out a nailbiter with Sale getting over the line by one shot. Stratford defeated Wurruk by seven shots, Sale White got over Yarram by five shots and Sale Golf and Maffra had a tie.

In section three, Yarram Gold defeated Rosedale, Maffra beat Heyfield, Sale White defeated Yarram Green and Sale Blue defeated Stratford.

This week’s bowls brings the season to the Christmas break. Pennant bowls will resume on January 17.

For more bowls news read Tuesday’s Gippsland Times.