Moama’s weekend pennant title defence finds new life

By Brayden May

DEFENDING champion Moama’s roller-coaster season in weekend pennant lawn bowls has continued with arguably its biggest victory to date.

Moama reminded everyone it is still one of the teams to beat in CVBD weekend pennant with an 18-shot victory against Echuca, who entered the weekend as ladder leaders but have now slipped to second.

Throughout the afternoon, Moama was well in control of the contest, winning all three rinks of play.

Issac Rayner’s rink, including Troy Mansbridge, Mark Chaplin and Brian Davie, was best performed, winning their respective match-up by 10 shots.

In other division one matches, Tongala got the better of Tongala by 14 shots, as they moved back to the top of the ladder.

Deniliquin was also on the winners list after beating Mathoura and Rochester were too good for Rich River.

Moama also continued their winning ways in division two as they comfortably accounted for Echuca by 26 shots, winning two rinks.

Elsewhere, Rochester beat Rich River, Mathoura got the better of Deniliquin and Lockington narrowly won against Tongala.

Division three saw Mathoura defeat Deniliquin, Rich River give Rochester a bowling lesson, Moama beat Echuca by 36 shots and Deni RSL beat Elmore despite winning just one rink.

Meanwhile in division four, Rich River were far too strong for Rochester as they secured a massive 46-shot win.

Echuca got the better of fellow finals aspirants Moama by 13 shots, as Ky Valley View defeated Moama and Lockington beat Tongala.

And in division five, Moama, Rich River, Moama and Deni RSL all ran out winners.

Mid-week pennant

THE mid-week pennant competition appears to be Moama’s to lose this season after it extended its winning streak to 10 matches against Rich River.

Moama was able to win all three rinks which were in action, with Sandra Connolly, Beryl Eddy, Kath Wastell and Ron Bunting the best performed with a 17-shot victory.

In other matches, Mathoura got the better of Rochester and Deniliquin shocked Echuca.

Division two action saw Elmore defeat Rochester, Echuca beat Lockington and Moama come out on top of Rich River.

Meanwhile in division three, the two Moama sides played out a draw, Mathoura beat Tongala, Ky Valley View breezed passed Rich River and Deniliquin edged out Echuca by one shot.