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Moama is rock solid at the top

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February 14, 2018

Jan Palmer of Echuca White during the CVBD midweek division one pennant bowls match between Rochester and Echuca White. Photo by Luke Hemer.

Roma Opie of Echuca White during the CVBD midweek division one pennant bowls match between Rochester and Echuca White. Photo by Luke Hemer.

MOAMA has clinched top spot with one round to go in the Campaspe Valley Bowls Division’s mid-week pennant.

The club could even do the double if the weekend pennant side secures two strong wins in its remaining matches.

Even after a close two-shot loss to third-placed Deniliquin on Friday, Moama is still well clear.

Moama’s mid-week side will play bottom of the pennant pile Echuca Black on Friday, to further seal its title as the best in the league.

Second will play third as Echuca White face Deniliquin at home, but Echuca is 20 points off the pace set by Moama, and cannot catch the top side.

Semi-finals will be played on February 23, with the preliminary final the following weekend, and the grand final for all divisions will be played on March 9.

Division two of the mid-week league has Elmore and Moama in a power struggle for top spot, eight points apart.

The third tier is also not set in stone, as Deniliquin sit top by seven points, in second is Echuca.

In the weekend pennant, top side Echuca is not home safe, as second-placed Deniliquin is snapping at the leader’s heels, six points back.

Two matches remain in the weekend competition, the first of which sees the two sides face off in what could be the league’s deciding match.

Third-placed Moama is not out of contention either, and will play sixth-placed Tongala at home. If Moama can record a strong win and Deniliquin beats the top seed, then Moama still has a chance at glory.

The final round of the normal season, played next weekend, will see first play third as Echuca face Moama, and Rich River has the task of taming second-placed Deniliquin.

In other divisions, the second tier is all sewn up thanks to a 64-point lead held by Moama.

Division three sees Echuca top by just seven, ahead of second-placed Elmore, and nine ahead of Moama in third.

The fourth tier is already won, as Moama holds a 48-point lead over second-best Rich River.

And the fifth division has also been cleaned up by Moama. The side holds a 35-point lead over Deniliquin RSL.

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