Danger game for Hawks

IT may be a top versus seventh clash in the Bendigo Bowls Division, but if their last meeting is anything to go on, Eaglehawk is facing a danger game against South Bendigo on Saturday.

The Hawks are six positions and 68 points clear of South Bendigo heading into round 10.

But last time they met, the Hawks and South tied 89-apiece in a performance that should give the division one newcomers plenty of belief in their return match.

The Hawks maintained their position at the top of the ladder last week with a 27-shot win over defending champions Bendigo to end a two-game losing streak.

South Bendigo will be aiming for a much-improved performance on last week's showing when it was smashed by Castlemaine by 42 shots in an all-rinks defeat.

• Castlemaine will be striving to continue its push towards the top four when it's at home to Bendigo East.

After winning just five games last season, Castlemaine has already equalled that tally and is just four points outside the top four.

The Maine was outplayed by Bendigo East by 26 shots in round three and East has gone from strength to strength since.

East has won six of its past seven games to be one of the form teams of the competition. 

• Inglewood faces a tough challenge to end its eight-game losing streak when it's at home to Bendigo.

Last time they met it was a 42-shot win to Bendigo, which has struggled for consistency in its premiership defence.

Bendigo's Ian Ross now tops the skippers ladder, with his rink having won its past seven games by an average of 10 shots.

• Kangaroo Flat will host Golden Square. The Flat have won their past two games, while Square has lost two in a row.

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