FINALS PUSH: Race for finals heats up

Ron Cameron and his Camperdown teammates are one point outside of the top four with one round remaining.

Ron Cameron and his Camperdown teammates are one point outside of the top four with one round remaining.

THREE teams remain locked in a tight battle to secure the final two top-four spots with one round remaining in the Corangamite bowls season.

Colac currently has the edge and sits in third place with 177 points, but is just two points ahead of Camperdown Golf, fourth, and three points ahead of Camperdown, fifth.

Camperdown was the only team of the three to record a win during a big round of upsets.

The side proved far too strong for winless Central Two, claiming 16 points in a 24-shot victory.

Golf claimed nine points in a 95-95 draw against eighth-placed Winchelsea, while Colac picked up four points in its 20-shot loss to City.

Colac takes on Cobden this weekend, while Camperdown meets City and Golf takes on Simpson.

“It makes for a great final round,” Camperdown skipper Gary Body said.

“We’ve got City at home this weekend, we’ve failed to beat them the last two or three years so hopefully we can take some momentum from Saturday,” he said.

Body said his team had to overcome a slow start against a Central side eager to notch up its first win of the season.

“We didn’t go great at the start, we had one rink going really badly but the others managed to recover,” he said.

“Len Searle’s rink had a big second half, and Damien Broderick’s rink had to dig deep to get over the line.

“We knew we had to dig deep because if we had have lost then the season would have been over for us.”

Searle was Camperdown’s most successful skipper, beating Micheal Causon, 40-18, while Broderick beat Peter Currington, 28-25, and Body downed Ron Foley, 28-11.

Brian Finn was Central Two’s only winning skipper, topping Ron Cameron, 32-14.

“Central Two had had some close losses in the past few weeks,” Body said.

“So even though they hadn’t won, we knew we couldn’t afford to take them lightly,” he said.

In other Division One matches, Simpson upstaged second-placed Central One, 132-96, while ladder-leader Apollo Bay narrowly edged out Cobden, 102-97.

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