Round 14 Pennant Match Report 2018/19
PENNANT ROUND 14 – PAKENHAM BOWLS CLUB
A win on Saturday would have lifted Pakenham One (Div 1) back into the four – however it was not to be. Playing on grass at Heathmont (2 points above them on the ladder) the Lions got away to a good start and with a quarter of the game completed had two rinks up and were in front, but only by a single shot. Regrettably, that was the last time they held the lead and by the half way mark their hosts had pulled ahead by 24 shots and despite the Lions all but matching them from that point onwards they eventually went down 72-99. Pakenham’s best rink was Daniel (Huddo) Hudson (S), Ryan (Rhino) Drummond (3), Keith (Golden Arm) Archer (2) and Terry Sullivan (L) with a score of 26-23.
The Ones still hold fifth place on the ladder, equal on points with Warburton (sixth) but well ahead of them on percentage – however they are now almost a full round behind Heathmont in fourth. They will be at home to Ferntree Gully (seventh) next round.
Although playing with the home ground advantage, Pakenham Two (Div 2), seventh, faced a tough assignment against top of the ladder Carrum. However they were well and truly up to the task. It was neck and neck and scores were level during the first quarter of the game but by the half way mark the Lions had surged ahead to be in front on three rinks with an overall lead of 18 shots. The second half of the game was an arm wrestle and Pakenham only managed to increase that margin by a further three shots, eventually winning 97-76 with the only losing rink going down by a solitary shot. Best rink with 26-15 was Peter Ellis (S), Kevin (Murph) Murphy (3), Charles Harris (2) and Brian Norton (L).
The Twos are now fifth on the ladder, over a full round behind Berwick in fourth and with Hampton Park and Cranbourne breathing down their necks. They are away to Mulgrave Country Club (ninth) next round.
The Third Division side (Pakenham Three) continued their horror year but they were at least competitive last Saturday against Cranbourne. Despite losing the lead after the first couple of ends, they stayed with their opponents for the entire game and eventually lost by only 12 shots, 72-84. Best rink with a 22-15 score was Terry O’Toole (S), John Siekman (3), Kevin (Digger) Goonan (2) and Alan Wilcock (L). They are at home to Keysborough (fourth) next round.
It took the Div 6 Pakenham Four side some time to become accustomed to the grass at Berwick – consequently their opponents jumped away to an early lead. However by the midway mark the Lions had caught up and were leading on two rinks and ahead overall by one shot. From that point onwards they never let Berwick back into the game and went on to win 87-75 with three rinks up. The best of those was Peter Bott (S), Gian (Bear) Pianezzola (3), Peter Wilson (2) and Adrian (ATrain) Wheelan (L) with a 32-20 score.
Despite the win the Fours remain in third spot but are now more than a round clear of Upwey-Tecoma in fourth and Ferntree Gully in fifth. They are home to Bentleigh (eighth) next round.
Pakenham Five (Div 7) jumped away to an early lead at home against Dandenong RSL REC but unfortunately could not maintain that momentum. They were still in front at the half way mark but only by one shot, with one rink well up and one all square. By the completion of play they had only one winning rink and lost overall 61-76. The winners were Alan Waterson (S), Luis Aguilar (3), Elaine Butler (2) and Ray Wood (L) with 27-16. They are now in seventh spot with Carrum hard on their heels and have a tough game away against Monbulk (second) next round.
What started as a close game slowly slipped away for Pakenham One (Div 1) playing at home against Mulgrave Country Club. After holding their own for the first few ends the lead soon swung the other way as their opponents became accustomed to the green and they eventually lost on all rinks with an overall score of 49-71. They still hold fifth spot on the ladder but have a tough away game next round against second placed Vermont South.
Pakenham Two (Div 2) notched up a good win at Berwick. They lagged behind in the early stages of that game but once they adapted to the conditions, pulled ahead to establish a 17 shot lead by half time. From that point onwards, with neither side giving an inch, the final margin only grew by one shot with the eventual outcome 73-55 in Pakenham’s favour. Best rink with 26-13 was Paul Currie (S), Brian Norton (3), Graeme (Wildman) Wilde (2) and Sandra (Wildwoman) Wilde (L).
The Twos remain in fifth spot but are now only six points behind Narre Warren in fourth. They are away to Hampton Park (seventh) next round.
Pakenham Three (Div 5) also won well, picking up maximum Pennant points from their home game against Churchill Waverly Golf. The visitors took an immediate liking to Pakenham’s greens and had their noses in front during the early stages of the game – however by half time the Lions had two rinks up and an overall lead of six shots. From that point forward, Pakenham outscored their opponents 37-17 with the rink which had been behind picking up 16 shots to four in the run home. Best of the winners with 25-14 was Bill Bosch (S), Darren Webster (3), Peter Wilson (2) and Lavinia Moss (L).
The Threes are still in second spot, now only one point behind Berwick but a full round ahead of Edithvale. They will be at home again next round to The Dandenong Club Five (tenth).
The Six-A-Side Pakenham Four also collected maximum Pennant points with an away win against Noble Park. Their game was evenly poised during the early stages but by the half way mark the Lions had their noses in front with one rink up and a slender lead. From that point forward, the rink which had been lagging behind outscored their opponents by 14 shots to one, with the final result being 42-30 Pakenham’s way. Best rink with 20-10 was Alan Waterson (S), Faye Osborne (2) and Helen Wright (L). The win did not affect their ladder position (fourth) but they are now a little more than a clear round ahead of Willow Lodge in fifth. They will host Cardinia Waters (second) next round.
Winner of the HI-LO last week with number 21 was Trent Gribbin (again).