Boonah Rathdowney defeat Weller's Hill

VICTORS: Boonah Rathdowney defeated Weller's Hill two rinks to one on Saturday.
VICTORS: Boonah Rathdowney defeated Weller's Hill two rinks to one on Saturday.

The Boonah Rathdowney bowls team played masterfully on Saturday to overcome Weller’s Hill on their home green.

The joint side dominated its opposition to come away with two rink wins and a narrow three shot loss.

Boonah Rathdowney representative Barry Cooke said it was an outstanding effort by the squad with tactical changes designed to improve the team’s start to each rink proving effective.

“The changes worked very well,” he said.

“Our front-end was a lot better which took the pressure off the payers in the third and skip positions.”

The men from Boonah led the charge as they opened up a sizeable advantage.

A late fade-out allowed Weller’s Hill to cut the deficit but the home side hung on to claim the rink.

In stark contrast, Boonah Rathdowney’s other rink winners on the day struggled from the outset but found their rhythm three quarters of the way into the contest and broke away.

Meanwhile, the third Boonah Rathdowney team fell behind early but fought its way back to be one shot down going into the last end.

Unfortunately, that was as close as they would come as Weller’s Hill maintained their composure and kicked clear once more.

Despite the victory, Boonah Rathdowney remain fifth on the Cunningham District Pennants table.

With three rounds left before the finals, they are still within striking distance.

On Saturday, the squad enters a clash it must win if it is to progress against Booval Swifts at Ipswich.

Boonah Rathdowney claimed a comprehensive three-rink triumph when the sides last met.but Mr Douglas won’t be taking anything for granted.

“We’ll try to repeat that, but whether we can remains to be seen,” he said.

Good luck to all players.