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INGLEWOOD celebrated its first victory of the BBD weekend pennant season with a win by the barest of margins against Kangaroo Flat on Saturday.
The Woods prevailed in a one-shot thriller at Kangaroo Flat, 90-89, in a result that lifted them off the bottom of the ladder.
Inglewood won the game despite having only one rink up – that of skipper Lindsay Kelly.
Kelly’s rink defeated Mitch Cole 33-16, with that result enough to cover the damage caused by Kangaroo Flat in the other three contests.
Kelly’s 16-shot victory continued what has been a strong season in which his rink is now 4-2.
While it was Inglewood’s first win of the season, the Woods had been knocking on the door given their five lead-up losses had included a pair of narrow defeats to Golden Square (five) and reigning premier Eaglehawk (four).
The defeat cost the Flat its position in the top four.
• A contest that promised plenty turned into a fizzer on Friday night as Bendigo East flexed its muscle at home against South Bendigo.
Even without coach Lee Schraner in the side, the Beasties destroyed South 112-75 under lights to improve to 6-0 and build a 16-point buffer at the top of the ladder.
The Beasties’ rinks of Robert Clough (32-17), Aaron Tomkins (31-18) and Chris Randell (29-16) all won by triple-figure margins and combined for 92 shots.
The only points from the game for South was Brad Holland’s 24-20 victory over Brad Marron.
South Bendigo has lost its past two games to slip from top to third.
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• Bendigo ended its three-game losing streak with a 99-85 victory at home over Golden Square.
Bendigo had three rinks up as Damian Broderick (+14), Andrew Brown (+6) and Torie Babitsch (+7) were all victorious, while Geoff Walsh’s combination impressed for Golden Square in a 36-23 victory over Mitch Hocking.
• Reigning premier Eaglehawk won its fifth game in a row.
The Hawks sent Castlemaine back to the bottom of the ladder with a 105-82 away victory.
The Hawks won three of the rinks and scored more than 100 for the fourth time in their winning streak.
1. Bendigo East – 94
2. Eaglehawk – 78
3. South Bendigo – 68
4. Bendigo – 55
5. Kangaroo Flat – 48
6. Golden Square – 44
7. Inglewood – 26
8. Castlemaine – 19
MONDAY’S games in round seven of Bendigo Bowls Division midweek pennant:
Bendigo v South Bendigo
Golden Square v Eaglehawk
Inglewood v Bendigo East
Kangaroo Flat v Castlemaine
Games start at 10am.
1. Bendigo East – 88
2. Bendigo – 65
3. Castlemaine – 54
4. Golden Square – 49
5. Eaglehawk – 39
6. Kangaroo Flat – 35
7. Inglewood – 28
8. South Bendigo – 26
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