Four-way fight for pennant finals

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 16-Feb-2018

Golden Square remains in the finals hunt.

The fight for finals in Bendigo division one pennant bowls looks set to come down to the wire, with four sides vying for third and fourth spots on the table.

Eaglehawk has emerged as a clear favourite having only lost one game all season and South Bendigo is nine points clear in second.

But Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo East, Inglewood and Golden Square are all separated by just 10 points, with a maximum of 36 on offer over the final two weekends.

Golden Square plays Bendigo this weekend in a game it is expected to win, while Bendigo East plays bottom side Castlemaine. 

East needs to make up ground given its overall shot differential of -11, the only negative figure among the top four sides.

Top two sides Eaglehawk and South Bendigo will square off in a blockbuster showdown, while Kangaroo Flat can knock Inglewood out of finals contention with a win.

The Roos need to take the points over the Blues, given that they face Eaglehawk in the final round and are unlikely to get over the top of the powerful Hawks lineup.

They’ll be up against it but have skip Barry Anset in fine form, sitting second on the competition’s skippers ladder having lost his rink just once all season and holding a huge shot difference of 65.

Bottom sides Castlemaine and Bendigo face each other in the final round, meaning the clashes between Golden Square and Inglewood, South Bendigo and Bendigo East will decide the finals make up.

The first week of finals will be held on March 3, with the grand final on March 18.


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