Tight battle at the top

Eddie Drzewucki leads off in his rink's win for Bareena. 371075_10

Highton holds a slender one-point lead over Bareena on the Geelong Bowls Region Pennant Division ladder.

Both sides won comfortably in round two on Saturday November 4 with Bareena defeating Eastern Park by 22 shots.

Karl Weil and Glenn Slattery fought out a tie on rink three, but Chris Richardson and John Snell got the job done for Bareena on rinks one and two.

Richardson’s rink of Darren Jennings, Ron Dillon and Simon McDonald enjoyed a 27 to 11 win.

Highton took all 16 points when it demolished City of Geelong by 32 shots at home.

David Priddle and Lee Green had a close tussle with the Highton skip coming out on top by two shots while Scott McLachlan and Dan Priddle had comfortable wins.

Ocean Grove and Queenscliff fought out an epic tie.

Queenscliff took nine points from the match and Ocean Grove seven.

Steve Sullivan got the better of Bradley Pavey by six shots and Benjamin Russell defeated Matt Flapper by three. Peter Loe grabbed one back for the Grovers.

Drysdale knocked off Bell Post Hill to record its first win of the season.

Cal Inderberg’s rink of Matthew Hommelhoff, Mark Nowlan and Luke Benson won by 26 shots and Ashley Rees just got over the line against Brian Bottrell by three, leaving it to Mark Godbolt to scrape home against Ben Toner by one.

Despite the eventual 30-shot margin, Bell Post Hill would be encouraged by the performance while Drysdale is in fourth spot on the ladder.

This Saturday sees Ocean Grove taking on Bareena at home in the match of the round.

Drysdale hosts Highton in what should be an interesting match-up while Eastern Park hosts Queenscliff and Bell Post Hill makes the short trip to City of Geelong.