Brighton makes a big state­ment with two-shot win

Mercury (Hobart) - - SWIMMING, NRL, LAWN BOWLS - ROB McGUIRE

BRIGHTON proved it will be one of the teams to beat this sea­son with a two-shot win over Glenorchy Rod­man in Bowls Tas­ma­nia South’s Premier Di­vi­sion on Satur­day.

Brighton’s Ricky Lim­brick played great bowls all day and had great sup­port from Josh Tyrrell in de­feat­ing Josh Baker by 12 shots. Mick Daniels had a mighty tus­sle against Cam Tegg, with noth­ing sep­a­rat­ing them at the end. Glenorchy Rod­man’s Luke Turner, ably sup­ported by Dave Sut­ton, de­feated Greg Fehlberg by six shots and Steven Clif­ford beat Grant Wake­field by four.

King­bor­ough beat Beltana by 21 s hots. Jar­rod Long recorded a 20-shot win over Shawn Leitch. Will Coad main­tained his great re­cent form with an 11-shot win over Steve Mid­son and Beltana won on the other two rinks.

Mick Cop­ple­man trailed Ja­son Fowler by eight shots after 12 ends but won all but one of the fi­nal nine ends to win by six. Shane Young had a great tus­sle with Tae­lyn Male. Young led by one shot after 13 ends but piled on eight shots in the next three ends to set up a match-win­ning lead. How­ever, Male dug deep with Do­minic Lacy on fire in the lead po­si­tion and won the last five ends to go down by four shots.

Rosny Park had a 70-shot rout of Howrah. John McKibben de­feated Mor­gan Wil­liams by 30 shots. David Gen­ford was ably as­sisted by Jenny Sut­tie in his 18-shot win over Gra­ham Row­bot­tom. The game be­tween Peter Ban­nis­ter and John Sut­cliffe was close early be­fore Ban­nis­ter pulled away in the sec­ond half to win by 18 shots. Mick Sweeney de­feated Peter Jenk­ins by four shots.

Buck­ing­ham sal­vaged a draw against Dover RSL, with Isaac Maughan de­feat­ing Rick Ormerod by 11. Dover RSL won on the other three rinks, with Brad Carver de­feat­ing Alvin Cooke by eight, Roger Dale fin­ished two in front of Don Hol­land and Chris Nor­ris de­feat­ing Mick Taylor by two, but it was Taylor’s last-bowl shot that re­sulted in the draw.

New Nor­folk de­feated Sandy Bay by 10. Barry Bone de­feated Ryan McCoull by 10 shots, Kerry Hill fin­ished one shot ahead of Keghan Booth and Greg Kingston and An­drew Nor­ris played out a draw.

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