MORE BOWLS - BBD weekend pennant round 14 results
SOUTH Bendigo will play BBD weekend pennant finals at the expense of Kangaroo Flat.
On what was a dramatic final day of the home and away season on Saturday, South Bendigo climbed from fifth to third on the ladder, and in the process tipped the Flat out of the top four.
South Bendigo continued Bendigo's late-season struggles with a 97-72 victory, with the two teams set to meet again in a knockout final next weekend.
With both teams having gone into the clash on three-game losing streaks, it was South that regained momentum heading into the finals, winning all four rinks.
Bendigo heads into the finals having lost four in a row by a combined 135 shots, earning just seven points, and desperately needing to find a spark if it's to extend its season beyond next Saturday's return bout with South.
• Kangaroo Flat surrendered its position in the top four and had its season ended with a 99-83 loss at home to Golden Square.
The Flat had gone into Saturday four points inside the top four, but couldn't deliver the win it needed to play finals as Square ended its season on a high.
Having won just two of its first 11 games, Square finished with back-to-back victories and had three rinks up on Saturday - Tas Wallis (+1), Daryl Cheeseman (+16) and Trevor Schill (+2).
• Inglewood endured a bittersweet result against Castlemaine.
Inglewood defeated Castlemaine 90-82, but the split of two rinks each wasn't enough for the Woodies to climb off the bottom, with the Maine finishing just one point clear.
Having taken until last week to win its first game of the season, the Inglewood rink of Daryl Rowley finished in style, thrashing Peter Brain 30-11.
• Power sides Bendigo East and Eaglehawk are now split one win apiece after the Beasties won by five shots.
The Beasties avenged their round seven loss to the Hawks with an 88-83 victory that was a precursor to next weekend's qualifying final.
Bendigo East won despite the first loss of the season for the rink of Lee Schraner, which went down 20-15 to Darren Burgess.
East ended the season on top of the ladder with 192 points, 17 clear of the Hawks.
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