Moama cruise to another mid-week pennant victory

By Brayden May

IF THERE is any side which can beat Moama in mid-week pennant this season, it is yet to show its hand.

The ladder-leader extended its perfect record to 11 wins following a 12-shot victory over second place Echuca.

Moama was well in control of the contest throughout the day, winning two rinks to one.

Marilyn Stephenson’s team comprising Mary-Ann Spizer, Rob Wastell and Lyn Rogan were far too good for their opponents as they won by nine shots.

Merilyn Rehe, Margot Brennan, Lola Williams and Vern Rehe were just as impressive as they won their respective match-up by nine shots also.

Meanwhile Roma Opie, Kerryn Evans, Lee Beattie and Normal Hall were the successful Echuca rink, prevailing by six shots.

In other division one matches, Mathoura added to last place Rich River’s woes with a comfortable 12-shot victory, winning two rinks to one.

The win moved the Cutters into a share of second place with Echuca, only trailing on points won.

Meanwhile, Deniliquin won all three rinks to beat Rochester by 46 shots.

In division two, competition leaders Moama sent another signal of intent with a 42-shot drubbing of third place Echuca.

The Terry Thompson skippered rink including Elise Bennett, Bill Curnow and Marg Meulenkamp stood out in the performance with a 19-shot win over their respective opponents.

Elsewhere, Rich River got the better of fellow finals contenders Elmore by 14 shots and Rochester were too strong for Lockington.

Division three action saw Mathoura upset Moama Green by 11 shots, which saw the Cutters move into a share of top position with Friday’s opponents.

The Mathoura rink involving Joan Moss, Jenny Hicks, Mick Beeche and Neil Dovaston won their respective match up by 13 shots – which proved to be the difference between the two sides as Moama won the other rink by two shots.

Deniliquin also have a record of eight wins and three losses after defeating Rich River by 16 shots to ensure they sat alongside Mathoura and Moama Green at the top of the table.

In other matches, Ky Valley View defeated Moama Red by six shots and Echuca edged out Tongala by five shots.