Mustangs finally break through

Melton's winning weekend pennant team. (Supplied)

Tara Murray

It’s been four seasons in the making, but Melton is finally Bowls Victoria weekend pennant, division 2, section 2 premiers.

After falling short in the grand final the past three seasons, the Mustangs finally claimed the much wanted title they were after.

It was a dominate display by the Mustangs in the grand final, winning 116 (18)-66 (0) against Ivanhoe.

Mustangs president Anthony Briggs said it was a pretty special feeling to finally get the premiership.

“It was awesome and a massive day for the club,” he said. “To come together how the season has panned out.

“We had some dominant performances during the year and it happened again yesterday [Saturday].”

Briggs said things started well when they drew a rink draw they were happy with. He said having Todd Trewarne’s rink face the rink of Guy Spiden who is their best player worked in their favour.

From there it was all the Mustangs.

“One rink got off to a flyer, the Todd Blackburn’s rink they were dominant all day,” Briggs said. “It made it easier for everyone else with them being streets ahead.

“It was pretty much over at half time and we added some shots after that, it was outstanding.”

The win was capped off by Trewarne’s rink winning on the final end to claim all four rink wins.

Trewarne’s rink won 22-21, Blackburn’s 36-7, Flynn O’Shaughnessy’s rink won 31-18 and Chris Barritt-Eyles rink won 27-20.

Briggs said with five or six ends left int he game, they knew they had done enough to get the win and they could enjoy the moment.

He said the support they had from Melton people who had made the trek down had also helped and made the day more special.

Briggs said a lot had been spoken about missing out the last three seasons and this means a lot to them after everything they’ve gone through.

The side will now be back in division 1 next season.

“It was spoken about that we had been in the grand final the last four years,” he said. “We wanted to get the result and we had the right team to get it done.”

The Mustangs didn’t have a lot of time to rest as they were back in action on Sunday as the divisional finals started.

Briggs said before the match there were a few sore heads, but they were pretty buoyant and confident of getting a result.

The Mustangs season will continue on with a 78-49 shot win against Parkdale in the divisional quarter finals.

The Mustangs will face Narre Warren in the semi finals.