Garfield knock­ing on door of top four

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - WGBD -

Garfield over­pow­ered War­ragul to win all four rinks in di­vi­sion two ac­tion on Sat­ur­day.

With round seven mark­ing the last round of the first half of the sea­son, Garfield had a mag­nif­i­cent fol­low-up to their win of two weeks ago against War­ragul’s num­ber two side.

Di­vi­sion two: Garfield 105 de­feated War­ragul (2) 82.

The team of Stu­art Gem­mill, Cliff Stephens, Alan White and skip Tom Cleary fought a close bat­tle all day. They pulled away at the end to win 31/22.

Shane Oliver’s team of Les Pumphrey, Ron Saun­ders and John Ma­jkut strug­gled early and were well down at the break. They fought back hard to tie the game with one end to go. Win­ning the last end, Garfield came out on top, 22/21.

The team of Rod James, Bob Lam­port, Nick Hen­wood and skip Peter Lieshout were neckand-neck with their op­po­nents un­til the break. A four just after saw them kick away and they were never headed, win­ning 26/18.

The side man­ager Stephen Whyte’s team, con­sist­ing of Gary Hel­more, Gary Payne and Steve Bassed, were in dire straits early on, los­ing seven ends in a row at one stage. How­ever, they stormed home to win 26/21.

It was a great over­all re­sult, leav­ing Garfield knock­ing on the door of the four, ready to start the home­ward charge.

Di­vi­sion four: Garfield New­bor­ough (3) 86.

Garfield was away to ta­ble lead­ers New­bor­ough on their wet grass. Un­for­tu­nately, New­bor­ough was too strong on the day. The Garfield gang fought hard, win­ning two rinks in a good dis­play against a strong side.

The team of Adrian Hel­muth, Brian Fox, Damian Brick and skip Wes Good­man fought a close tussle all day, fi­nally go­ing down by two shots on the last end, 17/19.

Gor­don Moxey’s team, con­sist­ing of Graeme Bur­ton, Ken New­ton and Mal­colm Ne­wham, dom­i­nated their op­po­nents all day to win 35/13.

On the other side of the coin, the team of Frank Prins, Alan Wil­son, Ray Bif­fin and skip Barry John­son had an ugly day. They went down 7/34.

The last, but by no means least team, that of Colin Mills, He­lene New­ton, Bar­rie Smith and skip Kevin Don­ald had a roller­coaster ride. They were down, then up, then down and fi­nally charged home with seven shots on the last two ends to win 23/20.

Still in the four at the end of the first half of the sea­son, Garfield is set up for a good fin­ish.

Di­vi­sion six: Garfield (3) 41 lost to Trafal­gar (3) 60.

Garfield played at home against se­cond place Trafal­gar.

De­pleted by the need to fill spots for miss­ing play­ers in the higher di­vi­sions, they strug­gled to (2) 82 lost to even field a side - thanks to those who filled in.

Thus, win­ning one rink and los­ing the other was not a bad re­sult on the day.

The team of Bev Sains­bery, Keith Sains­bery, fill-in Shirley Woodville and part-time skip Lex Tay­lor were soundly beaten by a much stronger team on the day, 16/38.

The other team, made up of Jim Boucher, fillin Lat Dixon, Sue Stans­field and skip Char­lie Borg, started slowly then got into stride and pow­ered home to win 25/22.

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