Battle royale at top

November 28, 2016

Down the green:Tallygaroopna's Warren Bovell takes aim in his side's win against Shepparton Park.

Watch and wait: Tallygaroopna skip Joe Lia keeps an eye on the action alongside Shepparton Park counterpart Wes Gibbs.

Ready to roll: Shepparton Park's Ron Holland gets ready to release a delivery.

Life is tight at the top of the Goulburn Valley division one bowls competition.

Just six points separates the top four after an intriguing round of matches in the second-tier on Saturday.

Seymour has climbed to top spot on superior shots differential after a 14-94 to 4-85 away win at Shepparton Golf.

The rinks were split two apiece, with the key performances coming from Max Hammond, a 27-20 winner against Phil Blake and Rob Baldwin recorded a 12-shot success against James McLeod.

Wayne Gribble and Richard Warburton proved the standout skips for Golf, Warburton downing Rob Brown 27-18.

Mooroopna let slip of top spot after going down to Tatura by 20 shots.

Jason Carter, Robert Crotty and Phil Boyd, who defeated Bruce Robson 23-22, were winning skips for the home side, with Mooroopna’s lone joy coming courtesy of Alan Donaldson.

Euroa is third after prevailing by one shot against Kyabram.

The home side won three of the four rinks, although the scoreboard read 86-85 in its favour come full-time.

Peter O’Brien’s 17-shot triumph for Ky was cancelled out by the work of Ken Sutcliffe, Tony Kingma and Bill O’Connor.

Rushworth broke through for its first win of the season at home to Shepparton Park.

Bruce Wootton, Jean Sprague and Norm Medson were on song for the hosts, who sealed a 16-86 to 2-88 victory.

In division two, Tallygaroopna won the top-of-the-table battle against Shepparton Park at Kialla.

Despite the 16-107 to 2-77 win for Tally, it is the Parkers holding sway by seven points at the top of the ladder.

Other winners were East Shepparton, Hill Top and Shepparton RSL.

Seymour VRI continues to set the pace in division three after a 20-shot win against Stanhope.

Dookie leads the chasing pack after downing East Shepparton, with Shepparton Park and Avenel also enjoying success.

In division four there were wins to Shepparton Park, Euroa, Shepparton Golf and Mooroopna Golf, with Shepparton RSL, Colbinabbin, Violet Town and Tallygaroopna successful in division five.

Tatura and Avenel sealed victories in division six action.

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