The Boonah Rathdowney bowls team were defeated 71-54 by United Services at Ipswich on Saturday in round six of the Cunningham District Pennants.
The joint outfit could only manage one win from the three rinks contested against a skillful United lineup.
Boonah Rathdowney representative Barry Cooke said the squad were quite simply outplayed.
“It was very competitive,” he said.
“Games swung in both directions but we were outbowled, that’s what it boils down to.
“There can certainly be no complaints about the green.”
Mr Cooke said the squad has been performing well in its first season but a lack of experience means the side is starting matches slowly and always chasing shots.
“We’re not getting the start we need but it’s good experience and hopefully our players will sharpen their games over time,” he said.
Four rounds now remain and Boonah Rathdowney sit in fifth but they are not out of contention.
Mr Cooke said the team would obviously like to be in the top three by this stage of the season but fortune hasn’t been so kind.
He said the competition is extremely close with very little separating second and fifth.
The last two rounds will be played on the same day at Corinda and Mr Cooke expects the results to shape the final three.
This Saturday, Boonah Rathdowney faces Weller’s Hill at home in round seven.
Mr Cooke said the joint side will be changing its structure to tighten the front end of its games and is hopeful of claiming a win to improve its position on the ladder.
Weller’s Hill, who have been struggling this season, will be looking to cause an upset.
Good luck to all players.