Midweek joy for Villagers

John Van Vugt (pictured) and Del Dance won their way into a Pairs Final at Cardinia Waters last week. 388397 Pictures: SUPPLIED


Midweek Pennant

Both midweek teams won again this week; in the main through outstanding results from one rink in each side.

At Keysborough side one was thankful that John Van Vugt’s rink had a good day, winning by 15 shots up.

Their opponents started one player short and allowed John’s rink to get well ahead 22-2 before the substitute arrived.

The extra player helped Keysborough, but the damage was too great and the final score was 33-18.

John played with Del Dance, Robert Mitchell and Jill Naylor.

Ray Naylor’s rink managed a 15-all draw, after leading 11-7 at one stage.

Ray played with John Moore, Dennis Patmore and Ian Kennedy.

Next week Cardinia Waters play Willow Lodge at home.

Always a tough competitor, Willow Lodge won on their home green when these two teams played earlier this season.

Side one has a firm grip on second place, and seem destined to play their first semi-final against Pakenham in the Lions’ den.

Playing at home, side two played Mulgrave Country Club and won by 16 shots with two rinks up.

Stuart Tokely’s rink is back in its winning way, and their powerful win guided the side to victory.

Stuart played with Gary Bondfield, Peter Mitchell and Lorraine Devine.

The final score was 30-6, and they only conceded five ends in a 21-end game.

Bryan Stevens guided his rink to the barest of wins, with a margin of one shot up.

They were behind, but won four ends on the trot to win by that single shot.

Bryan played with Michele Bondfield, John Carr and Terry Nye.

Next week side two travel to Mt Waverley.

They won their previous encounter but should expect a harder game on the away surface.

Side two is currently in third position by 10 points, ahead of fourth-placed My Waverley.

They need a good showing next week as their last game is at home to Pakenham, who are on top of the table.

Saturday Pennant

Cardinia Waters had a big struggle to overcome a very persistent Noble Park on Saturday.

The home ground advantage didn’t come into play and the visitors took control early, and at afternoon tea were 11 shots in front.

Ray Naylor’s rink then ignited the blow torch to take control of their rink, and ultimately the game.

They were six shots up at the break, and then rocketed away – winning seven of the next 11 ends – to score a well-deserved 34-12 win.

They scored a seven, and two fives in doing so.

Ray played with Bryan Stevens, Jill Naylor and Ian Kennedy.

After a spell on the bottom, this team has performed a great comeback.

Since the Christmas break, they have won four games in a row to zoom up the ladder with a slim chance of being finalists.

To get into the four this week they needed Cranbourne to defeat Narre Warren.

Unfortunately, this didn’t occur and Cardinia Waters finds itself in fifth place.

Next week, in the last game of the season, they play away to Ferntree Gully, who were beaten by second-placed Churchill Waverley Golf this week.

However Ferntree Gully are undefeated at home this season, and it will take a mighty effort from Cardinia Waters to break the hoodoo.

-John Moore-