GVBD preview | Round 10

By Tyler Maher

Only three division one Goulburn Valley Bowls Division matches will grace the greens of the region today.

East Shepparton and Shepparton Golf went toe-to-toe in a derby under lights last night and members of both outfits will likely be seen on the surrounds of greens today - either supporting their clubmates or assessing the competition with finals looming on the horizon.

It leaves the other six top tier sides to battle out the remainder of the round 10 fixtures.

Stanhope hosts Shepparton Park and could change the picture of its season with an upset victory.

So far the outfit has been locked in a relegation battle with Nagambie, but securing the lion's share of points against the Parkers would thrust Stanhope into finals contention.

Geoff Mulcahy's rink found two points last week in a loss to East, and the remaining skippers will be keen to join him.

The Parkers defeated Kyabram comfortably with Paul Warren and Peter Matthews both snaring 12-shot triumphs.

Hill Top hosts the Lakers and will be confident of success after outclassing Euroa last week on returning from the Christmas break.

The Magpies will look to bounce back against Kyabram in a crucial contest in terms of the finals race.

Just 11 premiership points separates the Hillbillies in third and the Power in sixth, making for a mouth-watering run home.

East (fourth) and Euroa (fifth) are in the middle of the tight pack.