Young Tigerettes primed for premiership charge
FOUR quarters is all that stands between Rochester and a premiership.
There have been a couple of spring-like days for golf recently, however it was back to winter for Merrigum’s Pinehurst event on Saturday as the weather turned cold and showery.
Spring may well be here but the weather on Tatura Bowls Club’s opening day on Sunday reflected a day more attuned to the Antarctic. Intermittent showers in the morning and cool temperatures with strong winds that lowered the temperature even further had only a small contingent of Tatura bowls members fronting up for a social game of bowls.The season was welcomed by president Rod Kirby, who opened proceedings with thoughts of those members who are no longer with us and the hope that all members would have an enjoyable season of bowls.
Dale McNair won the GMCU September Monthly Medal on Saturday with a round of 96-25-71, and Jody Webber was runner-up in B-grade with 94-19-75 on a count-back. McNair had a nine on the par-5 fifth hole and a birdie on the ninth to turn with a 49. His triple-bogey seven on the 15th was offset by pars on 16 and 17, and his 47 on the back nine was enough to win him the medal/shirt.
It was another perfect day for golf as Merrigum golfers saw out winter with a par event.
It was another perfect day for golf on Saturday as Merrigum golfers contested a stroke round for the Privilege Cup and it was also the sixth round of the eclectic.
The Foursomes stableford event and Doris Chambers qualifying round, sponsored by Friars Café & Wine bar Shepparton was played mostly in sunny conditions, with the occasional shower.
Winners from Thursday’s games were Carmen Quattrocchi and Rob Carver in the pairs and Joe Chant, Rob Dennis and Wendy Baxter had a win in the triples.
The Shepparton Swans marked two important Goulburn Valley League netball milestones with a quality win against Mansfield on Saturday.
Shepparton South continues its Bendigo Amateur Soccer League women’s division season when it battles traditional rival Moama-Echuca tomorrow. The Southerners, who will be playing their first game in three weeks, are looking to respond to a two-game losing streak when they take on the Border Raiders, with last weekend’s result against Swan Hill coming via forfeit. But while the 5-2 loss to Shepparton United does not read like much, it is tied for the closest a team has got to the impenetrable Blues this season and just the second time the side has conceded two or more goals in a game. Prolific striker Alannah Scopelliti scored in the United loss to make it 20 goals in 12 games this season, but forward Britney Scrivens has shot past her in the team’s scoring rankings with 26 in nine. The duo will be confident of getting on the scoresheet against the struggling Border Raiders, who have taken just 15 points from 15 games this season to sit ninth on the table, outside the top eight which will contest the BASL Super Cup. South won 7-0 when the sides met in round six in a match best remembered for Scrivens’ six-goal effort. ? Elsewhere, Tatura will try and keep taking giant leaps forward when it travels to take on Eaglehawk. Battling the league’s second-ranked team appears a challenge, but the same thing was said before last weekend’s game where the stubborn Ibises ground out a 0-0 draw sixth-ranked La Trobe University. But Eaglehawk is a genuine step up in class, the Hawks having whacked home a staggering 99 goals in 16 games this season, while conceding only 12. The Hawks won 5-0 when the sides met in round six. The weekend’s other games see La Trobe University take on Strathdale and Spring Gully battle Epsom.
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