Disappointing end for Bacchus

Di McAuliffe (Ljubica Vrankovic)

It was a disappointing straight sets exit for Bacchus Marsh in the Bowls Victoria weekend pennant, division 2, section 1 competition.

After coming back down to division 2 this season, Bacchus Marsh was keen to go straight back up.

For most of the season, it was the standout side, sitting clear on top of the ladder.

Later in the season, its form dipped and on the weekend bowed out of finals despite winning the minor premiership.

On Saturday, Bacchus Marsh fell short in a thriller with Werribee in a semi final.

Nothing separated the two teams all day, with five shots the biggest margin.

Bacchus Marsh entered the final end one shot up.

The Bees had two shots before Bacchus Marsh killed it before finding two shots again to win, 75 (14)-74 (4).

Justin Webster (23-14) and Glenn Sargent (31-11) were the winning skips.

Having finished top, Bacchus Marsh had a second chance on Sunday against Deer Park 2, which had beat Keilor in the other semi final.

It was the Parkers who got off to a good start and took an early lead.

The lead got out to as much as 20 in the early parts of the match up.

There would be no late comeback with the Parkers putting their foot down late to come away with an 87 (16)-56 (2) win.

Phil Minniti’s rink was the only winning rink for Bacchus Marsh, winning 20-15.

Justin Webster’s rink lost 22-11, Matthew Young’s 27-13 and Glenn Sargent’s 23-12.

The Parkers will now face Werribee in the grand final on Saturday.