Sunbury made it two wins in a row in Bowls Victoria Pennant division 1, section 1 with a strong win against Melton on Saturday.

Both teams were looking to take their records to 2-1, but it was the away team that came out on top.

Sunbury won three of the four rinks after trailing by one shot at the break to win 84 (16)-68 (2).

Marc Bullows’ rink remains undefeated after winning 20-14, Carla Krizanic’s rink had the biggest win of the day winning 22-12 and Elise Cowan’s rink won 23-19.

Mark Cowan’s rink lost 23-19 in what was a tight contest all day.

Sunbury’s Dave Glennon said it was good to take 16 points against a Melton side that is always hard to win against at home.

He said Krizanic and Mikalya Long were two of the standouts for the side, in what was a good day for the club, with four of its six sides winning.

Glennon said consistency in the top side had been the key in the past two weeks.

“We haven’t had many changes so far this season,” he said.

“It’s very unusual to have virtually the same side every week. It’s good that people can continue to play and get the consistency of playing with the same players.”

Sunbury is fourth on the ladder on 36 points, behind three undefeated teams.

One of those teams, Moonee Valley, will be Sunbury’s opponent this week.

Glennon said it would be a good test.

“This week was a confidence booster for this match,” he said.

“We played Glenroy [which is also undefeated] in the opening round and only lost by six shots. This is another test for us.”

Meanwhile, Gisborne’s title defence got off to the perfect start in Central Highlands Bowls division’s top grade with a 108 (14)-90 (4) win against Romsey.

Kyneton Golf won a thriller against Lancefield 102 (14)-99 (4), while Bacchus Marsh Gold got the points in the battle of the Bacchus Marsh teams, beating Bacchus Marsh Blue
96 (14)-69 (4).

In division 2, Diggers Rest, Gisborne Red, Kyneton Golf and Woodend were the winners.

In division 3, there was four one-sided matches with Kilmore, Kyneton Red, Gisborne and Macedon having 16-0 wins against Diggers Rest, Romsey, Trentham and Kyneton Blue respectively. Woodend won after Bacchus Marsh forfeited.