Bacchus Marsh gave up a half-time lead against Kyneton to slip to its second loss of the Central Highlands Bowls top-grade season.
At the tea break, ladder leader Bacchus Marsh led third-placed Kyneton by 15 shots and looked on track for its sixth win of the season.
But Kyneton found another level late, getting in front and sneaking home for an 84 (15)-81 (3) win.
Simon Cornock was the only winning skip for Bacchus Marsh, with his rink winning 23-12. Daniel Willis’ rink finished 17 apiece with Kyneton opponent Craig Vincent.
Bacchus Marsh has slipped from first to second, two points behind Kyneton Golf, which beat Trentham 114 (17)-73 (1).
Kyneton remains third, but is just four points behind Bacchus Marsh, with 13 points separating the top five sides.
In other results, Lancefield had a big
130 (18)-79 (0) win against Gisborne Yellow, while Gisborne Red beat Romsey 109 (16)-73 (2).
Bacchus Marsh had better luck in division 2 as it came away with the win against Kyneton Golf.
Barry Steenholdt and Alastair Davie both had big wins in their rinks, while Craig McAuliffe’s rink had to settle for a draw.
The win keeps Bacchus Marsh in second spot behind Woodend.
Woodend beat Macedon Ranges 86 (14)-69 (2).
Diggers Rest is keeping the pressure on the top two teams, delivering with a perfect result against Gisborne. Diggers Rest won 87 (16)-58 (0). Each Diggers Rest rink won by at least nine shots.
Kyneton Red beat Kyneton Blue in the other match.
There were a couple of thrillers in division 3.
Macedon Ranges beat Gisborne by four shots 68 (14)-64 (2). The margin was the same with Woodend against Bacchus Marsh, with Woodend winning 71 (14)-67 (2).
Romsey had a five-shot 77 (14)-72 (2) win against Lancefield.
Diggers Rest and Kyneton had slightly bigger wins against Trentham and Kilmore respectively.
In Bowls Victoria pennant, division 1, section 1, Melton continued its losing run.
Having lost four weeks in a row, Melton was hoping to turn it around against Glenroy at Glenroy.
Unfortunately for Melton, there wasn’t a change of fortune with the side losing 77 (16)-67 (2).
Despite not having had a win since round three, Melton is sixth on the ladder, 13 points behind fourth-placed Glenroy.
This week, Melton will face second-placed Sunbury.