Altona has swept western rival Yarraville Footscray in their two-game Bowls Victoria premier division series.

After beating the Bulldogs by a single shot first time around, Altona did it much easier on Saturday, powering to an 87-73 win away at Francis Street.

It was the perfect finals tune-up for Altona, which will face Bundoora RSL in an elimination final back at Yarraville-Footscray Bowls Club this Saturday.

There is plenty of local interest in division 4 after both Newport and Laverton qualified for the finals.

Laverton was the big mover in the final round, snatching fourth spot after gaining the maximum 18 points in a 101-67 win over Strathmore.

Who did Laverton dislodge from the top four? The very team it beat.

Newport lost to St Albans by one-shot in a thriller, but picked up four priceless points to secure a home final.

The Porters will entertain Werribee in the second semi-final on Saturday, while Laverton will travel to take on minor premier Sunbury.

In division 1, Altona Sports will go down after a long relegation fight with Werribee.

Only one point separated the two sides entering the final round, but Altona Sports’ narrow three-shot loss sealed its fate as Werribee upset Essendon.

Rosamond was relegated on the final day in division 2 after a heavy 42-shot loss to Flemington & Kensington.

Williamstown qualified for the division 3 finals. The Towners will square off with Deer Park in a semi-final.

Footscray Park will be relegated.


Lance Jenkinson