Warrnambool Blue skipper Neville Lynch wills on his bowl in his side’s win against Dennington Red. WARRNAMBOOL Bowls Club has been assured a spot in the Saturday Pennant division one grand final later this month.
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But the matter of which team will represent the Timor Street brigade will be decided in the preliminary final this weekend.

Warrnambool’s top side Gold lost to City Memorial Red 103-97 in the second semi-final on Saturday, while second-tier Warrnambool Blue toppled Dennington Red in the knock-out first semi-final.

The results advanced City to the Western District Bowls Division grand final and farewelled Dennington from the series.

Now all attention will be on the intra-club grudge match, at a venue to be determined this week, between Warrnambool Gold and Warrnambool Blue.

“It will be a big game,” Blue skip Neville Lynch told The Standard yesterday. “We’re the underdogs but we beat them the first time we played.

“There was a bit of stirring on the weekend but it will be pretty serious on Saturday. I think we’re in with a good chance.”

Warrnambool Blue recorded four winning rinks to dismiss Dennington 116-72 in the sudden-death first semi-final at Terang.

Lynch defeated Ian Wood 26-19.

“Overall I thought my players played pretty well,” he said. “We were down 10 shots at one stage but we just hung in there and eventually it turned around.”

In other games, Robert Anderson ousted Les Johnson 28-13, Glen McNaughton trumped Ian Quigley 31-19 and Colin Jensen prevailed over Darren King 31-21.

Lynch, who skips for Eugene Grigg, Doug Anderson and Philip Hawker, said Blue was “absolutely rapt” to claim the convincing victory.

In the second semi at Dennington, City Red escaped arch rival Warrnambool Gold 103-97.

Both sides recorded two rink wins in the match that finished at 7.10pm but it was City which booked the first spot in the grand final.

City’s triumphant skips were Kevin McMahon and Tim Jackway, while Gold’s winning skips were Brian Lenehan and Paul O’Donnell.

Division two had a rest on the weekend after completing its matches the week before.Warrnambool White will play Warrnambool Red in the preliminary final, while Koroit Blue has already snared a spot in the grand final.

In division three action, Dennington Green won through to the grand final after defeating Warrnambool Orange 71-60.

Warrnambool Orange will face Koroit White in the preliminary stoush.

Warrnambool Maroon is the first to snaffle a ticket to the division four decider after outclassing Koroit Green 59-41.

Koroit Green will now play Warrnambool Yellow in the preliminary final, after Yellow pipped Port Fairy Black 51-48 in the first semi-final.

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