Watervale handed first defeat

Peter Errey of Clare Gold watches his bowl sail down the green towards the kitty.
Peter Errey of Clare Gold watches his bowl sail down the green towards the kitty.

Burra v Clare Gold

Clare Gold narrowly edged out Burra by one shot to keep second place in their possession at rounds end.

On rink one the spoils were shared as both teams drew at 19 shots apiece.

Team 2 for Burra took the win 37-23, while team 3 for Clare Gold triumphed 28-13.

That poor showing from Burra’s third team would prove to be costly as the visitors just scraped by at Burra green to remain in the hunt for first place.

Clare Gold sit just one point off top spot after an upset loss by Watervale left the door slightly ajar for them to swoop in.

In round 7, Clare Gold will welcome Auburn to Clare Green, while Burra will play host to Mintaro.

Clare Blue v Spalding

Spalding recorded their second straight win of the season over the weekend, convincingly beating Clare Blue 86-41.

After their rough start to the season, Spalding have put that behind them to sit just six points outside of the ladder’s top half.

Spalding took maximum points with wins at all three rinks, with scores of 33-11, 22-12 and 31-18 sealing the points.

The loss ended Clare Blue’s two match winning streak and left them languishing in ninth spot, nine points clear of Saddleworth in last place.

A tough contest awaits Spalding this week as they host league leaders Watervale, while Clare Blue travels to Robertstown with an aim to get back in the winners circle.

Watervale captain Andrew Peters lets one fly down the green.

Watervale captain Andrew Peters lets one fly down the green.

Mintaro v Saddleworth

An epic upset was on the cards at Mintaro green on Saturday as Saddleworth recorded their first win of the season.

The 84-56 shot win for the visitors ended their five game losing streak and finally put one in the wins coloumn.

A draw on the second rink between the teams prevented Saddleworth from taking maximum points, instead walking away with 11 after wins on the first and third.

Saddleworth had no change to their ladder position despite the win, languishing at the foot on 19 points.

With a chance to make it back to back wins, Saddleworth will host Blyth this weekend, while Mintaro travels to Burra.

Perfect weather conditions for bowlers at Clare Green.

Perfect weather conditions for bowlers at Clare Green.

Robertstown v Blyth

Blyth came up trumps in a tight contest with Robertstown to keep hold of third place on the Mid North Saturday Pennants ladder.

A narrow margin of four points was the difference as Blyth recorded a 76-72 win, adding 10 points to their season tally.

Blyth had wins on the first and third rinks to ensure victory, however a win for Robertstown on the second prevented the clean sweep.

Despite the loss, Robertstown moved up one spot into fourth position with other results falling their way.

However their place is not safe just yet as Mintaro and and Auburn are breathing down their necks with just two points separating the trio. 

Sitting four points behind first place, Blyth can climb the ladder this weekend with a win away to last placed Saddleworth – should results fall their way.

Robertstown can solidify their spot in the top six with a win against Clare Blue.

Troy Van Dulken of Watervale points to where he wants it bowled.

Troy Van Dulken of Watervale points to where he wants it bowled.

Watervale v Auburn

League leaders Watervale were handed their first loss of the season by Auburn which brought their five game winning streak to a halt.

Auburn triumphed over the Red Devils 74-67 to walk away from Watervale green with 10 points having won two out of three rinks.

Despite the loss, Watervale still maintain their grip on first place with a narrow gap of one point separating them and Clare Gold.

The win left Auburn in sixth place.

Watervale will look to bounce back from the defeat against the resurgent Spalding this weekend, while Auburn can take another big scalp when they take on second placed Clare Gold.

A win for Auburn on the weekend could see them job two spots into fourth position should other results go their way.