Top two spots up for grabs

Robert Priddle claimed the win on Saturday. (Ivan Kemp) 384565_02

The race for top two spots is well and truly alive in the Geelong Bowls Region Saturday pennant premier division.

The top four teams have opened up a big enough gap on the rest of the competition, having all locked in their spots with three rounds to go.

All four teams though are still in the mix for top four spots and the minor premiership, after Highton upset Ocean Grove in a top four clash last Saturday along with a couple of other upset results.

The match was one that most people were looking forward to and it was Highton that claimed the bragging rights, winning 58 (14)-45 (2).

Dan Priddle’s rink was the big winner for Highton, winning 21-12 against Bradley Pavey.

David Priddle’s rink also came out on top, beating Matt Flapper, 19-12.

Peter Loe was the winning skip for Ocean Grove, winning 21-18.

The result decreased Ocean Grove’s lead at the top of the table to just 11 with three rounds remaining.

Highton moved back into second spot with the win.

Queenscliff and Drysdale are right on Highton’s toes, just six and eight points behind respectively.

Both teams missed their chance to close the gap on Queenscliff, with losses to Bell Post Hill and Eastern Park respectively last Saturday.

All four top four teams will be backing themselves to get wins this Saturday, with the top four playing the bottom four.

Drysdale hosts the City of Geelong, Eastern Park plays Ocean Grove, Highton faces Bell Post Hill while Queenscliff is on the road to Bareena.