The Storm clouds are gathering.
Armadale took on the South Perth Millers at Millman Way, and man did they work over the Millers.
Gosnells winning run has come to an end, with the Magic bursting the bubble.
Safety Bay won a valuable seven points on the road and dented the Roos chances.
Kardinya staked their claims with a trouncing of the Hawks, while Leeming won the battle of the basement.
ARMADALE 93(7) D SOUTH PERTH 67(1)
Armadale continued their upward journey on the table by upsetting South Perth.
Winning on three rinks, the Storm had twenty six shots to spare.
The Storm’s Trojac rink of McKay, Hawke, and Hay-Henry put paid to the Millers chances with their sixteen shot win over the Petrich four, while the Brown four(West, Elsegood, and Hunt) proved too good for Denis Bandy’s Millers side, emerging ten shot winners.
Foy, Grandfield, Davis, and Roe were five shots to the good of the Millers Pauling rink.
Only winners for South Perth were the Antonio four of Kinnane, Blight, and Ong, who beat the Keighley rink.
It’s full steam ahead for Armadale and a drop to third for South Perth
MELVILLE 87(7) D GOSNELLS 82(1)
Gosnells went down, but certainly not out, when they conceded a five shot loss at Melville.
It was a great effort from the Magic, with some absorbing tussles and good bowls on display.
Melville’s Fewings rink, with Keating, Bruno Zarins, and Larard all contributing, were eleven shots to the good of the Mulcahy Magic rink, but that margin was wiped off with Gosnells Holland four, who were well served by the skip, Ghan playing third, Watters, and Neesam in their win over the Bambury rink by a similar margin.
With the Hughes and Saffioti sides playing out a one shot thriller which went the way of the Magic, and Melvilles Leahy four inflicting Gossie’s Crabb rink their first loss for the season, it was the away team’s aggregate.
Melville move to second place behind Gosnells.
KARDINYA 98(8) D HILTON PARK 52(0)
The Kats flexed their muscles against Hilton, and won on all four rinks.
The Joe Bajic rink of Annandale, Grose, and O’Byrne made a valiant attempt to salvage an aggregate point for the Hawks, but went down by a solitary shot in a low scoring nailbiter, but on the remaining three rinks it was all one way traffic.
The Sweet four of the two Vincis and Jones leading soured the other Bajic rink in a nineteen shot win, the Knapp foursome, with Flintoff, Munro, and Manuel all contributing, continued on their winning way with a fifteen shot margin over the Clarke, and the Ball combo of McNamara, Steve Back, and Lim bounced the Dodd four by eleven.
The Kats are purring and ready to pounce, while the Hawks need a win.
LEEMING 72(7) D SPEARWOOD 69(1)
This was an absorbing contest with high stakes.
There isn’t much between these two sides, and at home it was Leeming that won a tight encounter by three shots.
While the victors would be happy with the seven points they earned from the win, it was an injustice that the losers received just the one. They deserved a better return.
The Pesich rink of Dragicevich, Gvozdin, and Petkovich made a magnificent attempt to carry the day for the visitors, but their seventeen shot win over the Bartlett combination wasn’t quite enough.
A nine shot margin to Ashworth, Webber, Birrell, and Lipple over the Spearwood Nadilo four, the in form Ford rink of Middleton, Newton, and Olman’s eight shot win against the Unkovich side, and Daddow, Clayton, Morley, and Mundri’s three shots up in a close affair with the Silich four got the home side over the line.
Leeming move one point clear of ninth placed Spearwood.
SAFETY BAY 80(7) D WANNEROO 62(1)
Played at Wanneroo on a perfect green running at about sixteen seconds with a gusting sea breeze blowing across it.
After the third end the Graeme Scott and Norm Read rinks never relinquished the lead against the John Ingram and Bernie McMonagle sides and had comfortable wins.
Safety Bay’s Beaumont four led eleven-four against Jamie Edmonds at the tenth end but Edmonds team fought back and were sixteen all at the twentieth end. Beaumont got up by one shot on the twenty first end.
Allan Holmes side never headed the Clive Garlick four and were three-ten down at the tenth end. They managed to peg back the deficit to go down twelve-fifteen.
A good away win for The Bay which keeps them in the middle of the table.