Tight at the top

Zan Errey judges the field as she gets ready to send one down the green.
Zan Errey judges the field as she gets ready to send one down the green.

Burra v Mintaro

Burra jumped up two places with a win over Mintaro on Saturday, leapfrogging their opponents in the process.

A 20 point win for Burra on their home turf moved them up to fifth place and nine points outside the top five.

Burra added 10 points to their tally with wins on the first and third rinks, but narrowly missed out on a perfect day with a two point loss on the second.

A tough challenge awaits Burra this weekend when they face seventh placed Auburn away from home, while Mintaro will take on fifth placed Robertstown with an aim to bridge the gap on the above teams.

Clare Gold v Auburn

Clare Gold kept the pressure on first placed Watervale with 48 point thrashing of Auburn at Clare Green on Saturday.

A tight contest on the first rink saw Auburn defeat Clare Gold by a score of 25-22 to rob the home side of a perfect game.

Clare Gold’s second and third teams had massive wins by scores of 33-13 and 35-14 respectively.

The home side finished up with 10 points.

Clare Gold still sit in second place, just one point off of first – Auburn sit in seventh.

All eyes will be locked on Clare Green this Saturday as Clare Gold welcome Watervale in a top of the table clash.

Auburn will welcome fifth placed Burra who sit just three points above them.

Saddleworth skipper Trevor Reichelt signals to his teammates during their round 7 Mid North Saturday Pennants clash with Blyth on Saturday.

Saddleworth skipper Trevor Reichelt signals to his teammates during their round 7 Mid North Saturday Pennants clash with Blyth on Saturday.

Robertstown v Clare Blue

Clare Blue’s slide down the ladder continued on Saturday with 86-54 loss to fifth placed Robertstown.

Robertstown made it a clean sweep against the cellar dwellers with wins on all three rinks.

Clare Blue have not had a win since round 5.

Robertstown are 10 points behind third placed Blyth and will look to stay on their tail this weekend against Mintaro.

Clare Blue will have a tough match in front of them when they travel away from home to take on Blyth.

Clare Blue currently languish at the foot of the table in ninth place but manage to hold a seven point lead over last placed Saddleworth.

Auburn skipper Roger Schmerl and his Clare Gold counterpart watch on.

Auburn skipper Roger Schmerl and his Clare Gold counterpart watch on.

Saddleworth v Blyth

Last placed Saddleworth were unable to string together back to back wins, falling to third placed Blyth 78-65.

Saddleworth went into the match with the momentum off the back of their first win for the season, however it was not enough to get the points.

The away side had a narrow win on the first rink by a score of 27-22, and followed that up with a win on the second 29-17.

Saddleworth prevented the clean sweep by triumphing on rink 3 with a final score of 26-22 to record two points.

Blyth sit four points off first place and play host to Clare Blue this weekend, while Saddleworth meets Spalding in what will be a battle of the cellar dwellers.

Saddleworth are nine points behind Spalding who sit in eighth place, which means a win on Saturday could seem them leapfrog their opponents.

Spalding v Watervale

Watervale returned to the winners circle on Saturday with an 89-77 win over Spalding.

The Red Devils winning streak was brought to an end the week prior with a shock loss to Auburn that left them just one point above Clare Gold in second place.

With Clare Gold breathing down their necks, Watervale needed to return to the winners circle to maintain their lead in first place.

Spalding had a 34-23 win on rink one, however the Red Devils had wins on rinks two and three to walk away with a 10 point total.

Ian Trengove composes himself before taking his shot against Auburn at Clare Green.

Ian Trengove composes himself before taking his shot against Auburn at Clare Green.

This weekend is shaping up to be a big one for Watervale as they lock horns with Clare Gold in a top of the table clash.

Spalding on the other hand will welcome last placed Saddleworth which would prove to be a tough one.

Spalding sit in eighth place and hold a seven point lead over their opponents this weekend.

A loss could see Spalding drop down to the foot of the ladder should over results fall against them.