Garfield knocking on door of top four
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.