Goulburn Valley Bowls Division weekend pennant division one wrap | round seven

By Tyler Maher

Shepparton Park is just one point from second spot on the Goulburn Valley Bowls Division weekend pennant top tier table after a crucial victory on Saturday.

The Parkers defeated East Shepparton 16-102 to 2-91 at their Kialla Park Reserve facility to strengthen their position on the division one ladder.

Coach Paul Nichols and his rink of Josh Warren (third), Jeff Boyle (second) and Jim Oliver (lead) had a seven-shot win over Mackenzie Trewren, while Paul Warren was eight up in a 27-19 result against Geoff Franze.

Nichols and his charges were in control for much of the contest, but a late charge from Trewren brought the margin back to just one shot in favour of the home side with three ends remaining.

Nichols managed a four on the next end though to storm away once more and secure the 28-21 triumph.

Warren was 12 shots ahead at multiple junctures in the clash - including after 15 and 19 ends - before Franze finished strongly to cut the margin by a third.

Peter Matthews also secured a rink win for the Parkers in a 25-21 result against Ash Lawlor.

The home side began the clash on a tearaway run to lead 9-0, 13-2 and 18-5 at various stages before Lawlor was able to dig in and win the last 13 ends 16-7.

East coach Daniel Nichols snared two points for his side with a 30-22 win against Denis Smyth, recovering from being six shots down after nine ends to complete the victory.

● It was always going to be a tough ask for Euroa to knock over Shepparton Golf, and the clash between the two sides played out in that fashion.

The Magpies managed to square one rink in the contest - with Bill O'Connor matching Golf's John Gribble in a 21-21 result - but the Golfers controlled the rest of proceedings.

O'Connor had been four shots up after 21 ends, but Gribble snared a trio of twos to take a two-shot advantage into the final end before the Magpies snared a pair of their own.

Kris Ferguson's rink of Leigh Clark (third), Neville Manton (second) and Paul Ledger (lead) secured a 25-12 win against Ken Sutcliffe.

Multiple shots were only claimed on eight ends in the low-scoring affair, with a four to the Golfers on the 16th end the high water mark of the battle.

Col Power continued his strong season with a 29-18 result against Tony Kingma, with the Golfers 17 shots ahead after 20 ends before the Magpies lifted with seven shots to one over the final stretch.

Golf coach Brad Orr was also on the winner's list with a 23-17 triumph among the overall 17-98 to 1-68 victory.

● Stanhope rose from the bottom of the table thanks to a 16-89 to 2-78 victory against Hill Top.

Dennis McHarry led the way for the Hillbillies with a 27-18 rink win, but Stanhope managed to claim success in each of the other three battles to reign supreme overall.

Brad Robinson's 27-15 triumph was the highlight, with Shane Walsh and Geoff Mulcahy each winning 22-18 on their respective rinks.

● Kyabram snuck into fourth spot on the ladder following a 16-105 to 2-77 win against Nagambie.

Glenn Fields (29-15), Paul McInnes (35-22) and Greg Shilling (23-20) got the job done for the Power, while Will Smith (20-18) snared two consolation points for the Lakers, who are 11 points from the relegation safety of second last position.