Melton breaks win drought

Michael Lake. Picture Shawn Smits.

By Tara Murray

Melton has finally returned to the winners’ list in Bowls Victoria Pennant, division 1, section 1.

A first-up loss on Saturday was followed by a handy win on Sunday.

In the first match, Melton went down to second-placed Sunbury.

Sunbury took all 18 points in its 86 (18)-61 (0) win.

But three of the four rinks were separated by five shots or less, with only one Sunbury rink having a big win.

That loss was Melton’s sixth in a row.

David Pollock. Picture Shawn Smits.

Photo Gallery: Melton vs Sunbury 

But the side turned things around on Sunday, coming away with the win against second bottom side Werribee. On the road, Melton won 88 (16)-57 (2).

The win keeps Melton in sixth spot on 77 points. It sits 27 points behind fourth-placed Glenroy.

In the Central Highlands Bowls division, Bacchus Marsh smashed Gisborne Yellow, claiming all 18 points in the 146 (18)-61 (0) win.

With Kyneton Golf losing to Gisborne Red, the win moved Bacchus Marsh back to the top of the ladder.

Lancefield upset Kyneton 87 (16)-81 (2) and Romsey beat Trentham 96 (16)-90 (2).

In division 2, Macedon Ranges, Bacchus Marsh, Kyneton Red and Woodend were the winners.

Gisborne, Kilmore, Macedon Ranges, Woodend and Romsey came away with the points in division 3.