MORE BOWLS - Eaglehawk v Bendigo East | PHOTOS
EAGLEHAWK and Bendigo East couldn't be split in their BBD weekend pennant match on Saturday, with the two finals-bound sides playing out a tie.
Scores were level 85-all after 100 ends in what was the BBD's first tied game for four seasons.
The Hawks led by six shots with four ends to play.
However, the Hawks' advantage was cut to just one after Brad Marron's rink picked up a five for East on the 24th end of its battle with Darren Burgess.
That was followed by Eaglehawk's Dean Carter picking up one on his rink's 24th end against Ian Ross, pushing the Hawks' lead back to two.
With Marron picking up one shot on his 25th end it left Eaglehawk leading by one and the Carter-Ross match-up to decide the result.
Ross' rink was holding one shot for the majority of the final end, but the Hawks had the next four shots.
Given the dangerous lie of Eaglehawk bowls at the front, Ross opted not to risk giving up shot and didn't play his final bowl, leaving the result a thrilling tie.
The points split went 11-7 the way of the Beasties, who won three of the rinks with Marron defeating Burgess 22-15, Aaron Tomkins beating Simon Carter 23-16 and the BBD's No.1 rink of Lee Schraner defeating Brayden Byrne 26-22.
The Hawks had the rink of Dean Carter to thank for escaping with the tie.
Carter's was the only winning rink for the Hawks after its comfortable 32-14 win over Ross, who copped a rare skipper hiding.
* For the second week in a row Inglewood has been cruelly denied a top-four scalp after losing by two shots.
A week after losing to Kangaroo Flat by one shot, this time the Woodies went down to South Bendigo 93-91.
South Bendigo skipper Luke Hoskin delivered the dagger in the heart of the Woodies, who were one up with just one bowl left in the match to be played by Hoskin.
Hoskin handled the pressure superbly, producing a resting toucher that secured the win for South Bendigo that keeps the Diggers in second position.
While the two-shot defeat was a bitter pill to swallow for the Woodies, it would have been a lot worse had it not been for the efforts of the Dale Jackson rink, which had a resounding 39-17 win over Liam Crapper.
There was some silver lining though for the Woodies, who have lifted themselves off the bottom of the ladder.
* Bendigo now sits last on the ladder after suffering its eighth loss in a row.
Golden Square continued Bendigo's struggles, winning 101-87 at Bendigo.
Steve Drummond (+10), Garri Conforti (+5) and Travis Berry (+11) all won their rinks for Golden Square.
* Kangaroo Flat extended its winning streak to four with a comfortable 112-83 victory over Castlemaine at home.
Cameron Wilson (+16) and Barry Anset (+13) led the charge for the Flat, combining for wins by 29 shots - the same as the overall margin.
ROUND 12 RESULTS:
Bendigo 2/87 lt Golden Square 16/101
L. Brooks 31 d W. Robins 19
L. Manning 18 lt S. Drummond 28
A. Brown 20 lt G. Conforti 25
M. Hocking 18 lt T. Berry 29
Eaglehawk 7/85 t Bendigo East 11/85
S. Carter 16 lt A. Tomkins 23
D. Carter 32 d I. Ross 14
B. Byrne 22 lt L. Schraner 26
D. Burgess 15 lt B. Marron 22
South Bendigo 16/93 d Inglewood 2/91
B. Holland 24 d M. Rowley 19
L. Crapper 17 lt D. Jackson 39
L. Hoskin 24 d R. Day 16
M. Sidebottom 28 d G. Jackson 17
Kangaroo Flat 16/112 d Castlemaine 2/83
D. Keenan 26 d G. Podesta 23
B. Anset 32 d R. Parr 19
P. Moller 26 lt R. Phillips 29
C. Wilson 28 d D. Taylor 12
Bendigo East 16/93 d Eaglehawk 2/78
S. Fuller 18 lt S. Piercy 26
T. Fuller 22 d R. Evans 14
A. Cullen 31 d F. Carbone 17
J. Clough 22 d M. Watts 21
Marong 2/83 lt Kangaroo Flat 16/90
G. Fawcett 19 lt E. White 27
P. Mylon 20 lt J. Schultz 21
M. Dickins 23 lt G. Hegarty 25
D. Marshall 21 d A. Densley 17
Strathfieldsaye 4/90 lt South Bendigo 14/108
I. Cail 33 d R. McCumber 24
G. Dixon 27 d A. Kendall 20
J. Maloney 16 lt J. Dixon 33
T. Phelan 14 lt L. Wilkinson 31
White Hills 16/92 d Bendigo 2/72
R. Jardine 19 d P. O'Neil 18
S. Arbuckle 21 d L. Harris 16
N. Patten 33 d J. Cassidy 18
J. Pasternack 19 lt M. Manning 20
Kangaroo Flat 2/90 lt Harcourt 16/116
D. Nichols 19 lt G. Maddern 24
B. Waegeli 31 d S. Douglas 30
M. Moller 17 lt T. Olsson 31
A. Dawson 23 lt L. Moloney 31
Woodbury 2/90 lt Bendigo East 16/103
L. Handley 20 lt I. Vlaeminck 25
H. Cozens 13 lt L. Hull 30
D. Tuck 39 d N. Kilby 22
G. Poulton 18 lt B. Perryman 26
Golden Square 18/125 d Heathcote 0/73
J. Frost 29 d J. McGillivray 25
D. Condon 24 d B. Gardiner 18
B. Hogan 41 d P. Zander 16
P. Bush 31 d B. Taylor 14
Bendigo 16/88 Serpentine 2/84
D. Franklin 19 d R. Gladman 18
J. Beecham 22 lt d. Anset 24
P. Dumont 24 d N. Tonkin 21
J. Trickey 23 d L. Cadzow 21
North Bendigo 16/97 d Marong 2/77
M. Kelly 24 d J. Rathbone 23
D. Taig 28 d W. Honeyman 16
G. Todeschini 18 lt D. Bird 23
J. Turley 27 d D. Keanelly 15
Eaglehawk 2/66 lt South Bendigo 16/114
B. Brackley 14 lt D. Conley 38
K. Barnes 12 lt G. Moore 34
G. Pickering 11 lt S. McMurray 28
C. Evans 29 d T. Marsili 14
Bendigo East 12/89 d Strathfieldsaye 6/87
K. Gloster 22 lt G. Sargeant 24
R. Schintler 24 d D. Huggard 13
G. Hall 21 lt A. Morris 25
R. McDonald 22 lt S. Smith 25
Castlemaine 4/88 lt Kangaroo Flat 14/94
W. Jury 13 lt W. Bramley 30
R. Fletcher 29 d A. Mills 21
G Maddams 14 lt J. Grant 27
C. Madgin 32 d G. Bysouth 16
Castlemaine 13/98 d Dingee 5/87
B. Leavy 19 lt F. Grieves 23
B. Miller 32 d D. Demeo 14
J. Bassett 20 lt D. Fiedler 23
K. Parsons 27 t N. Lister 27
Golden Square 6/94 lt Inglewood 12/98
L. Power 27 d D. Whitehaed 20
D. Kent 13 lt K. Rowley 42
G. Taylor 25 d V. Tierney 21
G. Tipple 29 d I. Bradley 15
Campbell's Creek 15/127 d Calivil 3/86
G. Cooper 39 d J. Pickles 13
I. Brooks 39 d W. Miles 23
D. Bothe 24 t G. Maxted 24
B. Ross 25 lt A. Leech 26
Harcourt 2/77 lt White Hills 16/101
B. Leech 33 d I. McCarrey 16
K. Tribe 10 lt T. Lamb 30
J. Miles 15 lt J. McCurry 28
R. Douglas 19 lt J. O'Bree 27
Bridgewater 2/78 lt Kangaroo Flat 16/112
A. Harrison 12 lt W. Conboy 29
F. Shea 12 lt I. Vogle 33
N. Saunders 35 d J. Ritchie 15
R. Broadbent 19 lt R. Clark 35
South Bendigo 16/104 d Bendigo 2/68
J. Warfe 25 d R. Flanagan 15
T. Gastin 30 d B. Benbow 9
T. Doolan 25 d W. Hopley 19
B. Mott 24 lt B. Greenwood 25
Heathcote 2/78 lt Marong 16/128
K. Brown 18 lt J. Tate 28
E. O'Brien 18 lt M. Petersen 37
F. Cutajar 9 lt J. Lindrea 42
B. Kapoulitsa 33 d G. Cumming 21
Bendigo East 0/61 lt Eaglehawk 18/117
W. Schmidt 16 lt G. Gibbs 36
Y. Rutherford 14 lt B. Rogers 30
C. Rutherford 15 lt G. Johnston 24
L. Robertson 16 lt F. Lynch 27
Strathfieldsaye 2/60 lt Woodbury 14/90
R. Clemson 12 lt P. Luke 45
S. McGregor 26 d B. Shay 22
J. Cummins 22 lt J. Grainger 23
Eaglehawk 2/65 lt White Hills 14/76
B. Kelly 19 lt E. Hood 26
L. Morgan 28 d M. Bree 16
K. Merrett 18 lt C. Jansen 34
Bendigo VRI 2/63 lt Golden Square 14/65
P. Milburn 26 d K. Watson 20
P. Simmons 16 lt T. Cope 19
M. McMahon 21 lt B. Marshall 26
Marong 14/77 d Lockwood South 2/65
Kangaroo Flat 12/69 d Woodbury 4/65
J. Berry 16 lt P. Gould 25
P. Beveridge 22 lt R. Anderson 25
K. Skinner 31 d K. Geyer 15
White Hills 14/75 d South Bendigo 2/59
L. Basile 33 d M. Runnalls 17
J. Fitzpatrick 21 lt D. Campbell 22
C. Lightburn 21 d T. Bullow 20
White Hills 14/62 d Bendigo VRI 0/27
H. Walklate 27 d M. Derham 14
R. Groves 35 d J. Dullard 13
Bendigo 12/56 d Dingee 2/35
L. Aiello 34 d G Devanny 12
J. Wells 22 lt L. Demeo 23
Harcourt 14/15 forfeit by North Bendigo 0/-15
Woodbury 12/62 d Castlemaine 2/41
C. Edwards 38 d V. Podesta 13
W. Waldron 24 lt M. Tucker 28
MIDWEEK PENNANT - ROUND 13 ON MONDAY
THE thrilling race for the four spots in the Bendigo Bowls Division midweek pennant finals continues on Monday, with six sides still in contention with just two rounds to play.
Powerhouse Bendigo East (128) and Bendigo (118), who play each other on Monday, fill the top two rungs, but below them is a logjam.
Just seven points separates Eaglehawk (107), Kangaroo Flat (106), Golden Square (102) and Inglewood (100) from third to sixth.
Two of those jostling teams, Eaglehawk and Golden Square, play each other at Eaglehawk in what will be a pivotal result in the finals race.
Kangaroo Flat v Woodbury
Bendigo v Bendigo East
Eaglehawk v Golden Square
Inglewood v Castlemaine
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