Melton’s finals hopes are in its own hands in Bowls Victoria pennant division 1, section 1.

Melton, which sits seventh, is one of four teams fighting for one finals spot with six rounds remaining

Just 14 points separates fourth through to seventh, with the top three teams clearly ahead.

Melton secretary John Adams said the side was struggling, but hadn’t given up hope of playing finals.

“It is in our own hands,” he said.

“We only play one of the top three again, so if we can start winning we can make finals.

“It has been a little disappointing and this year all our sides have been struggling.”

Adams said one of the main issues for the top side had been consistency. He said each week a rink would have a big loss and the others couldn’t make up the difference.

That was the case on Saturday against third-placed Sunbury.

Melton pushed Sunbury most of the way, before losing 75 (14)-67 (4). David George and Ray Gnjidic were rink winners for Melton.

“They were confident going into the match they could push them,” Adams said.

“They did that, but fell short at the end. There’s been a few changes made and there will be a few more made in the next couple of weeks.”

While the results aren’t falling their way, there’s lots of positives around the club.

Samantha Shanahan, who joined the club this year, has been named in the Victorian side.

The club’s second new green is due to be opened this week, while the club will host it’s first night match.

The division 2 side will play under lights on February 2.