The 2017 Pennant season has been severely affected by the March rains with two rounds washed out. Despite the threatening skies all games were completed on the weekend. It turned out to be a disappointing day for Tuross Head with both teams going down to strong opponents.
The Grade 5 side travelled to Moruya to take on the undefeated ladder leaders. John Fahey’s team had an excellent 23 – 14 win in the one highlight for Tuross. Peter Davies had a very good start and led 15 – 7 after nine ends. However, they could not hold off a strong finish from Moruya and lost 23 – 19. Jim Howden’s side struggled all day and lost 26 – 9.
Moruya won the contest 63 shots to 51 and scored 9 competition points to Tuross’s 1.
The Grade 7 side hosted Tomakin in what was a critical top of the table clash. Tomakin was determined to make up for their poor showing in the first round meeting of the teams and with some judicial changes in personnel they dominated the afternoon.
Ronnie Richardson’s team looked the best chance for a local win. They led early, fell behind and then fought back to be just 3 shots behind. Big scores on the last two ends saw Tomakin win 25 – 14 with the score not reflecting the closeness of the contest.
Ian Wratten’s side competed well early but lost 5 ends in a row at a crucial stage to lose touch. They lost 26 – 17. Stuart Graham’s side staged a great comeback to level the scores at 14 all after 16 ends only to see Tomakin win 4 of the last 5 ends to win 22 – 15.
Tomakin had a resounding 10 – 0 victory after winning 73 shots to 46. They now have a 7 point competition lead though Tuross has a game in hand.
To make up for washed out games two matches will be played on the weekend of April 1 and 2. On Saturday April 1 the Grade 5 side host Malua Bay while the Grade 7 side will travel to Braidwood. On Sunday April 2 both sides are at home with the Grade 5 side playing Moruya and Grade 7 playing Bodalla. The results of these two matches will affectively determine the season fortunes for our two sides.