Bacchus Marsh Gold proved too strong for Romsey in Central Highlands Bowls Division’s top division.
Sitting at opposite ends of the ladder after the first two rounds, Romsey had a task ahead of it if it was to get its first win of the season.
The rinks of Cameron Austin and Daniel Fortune did their part recording wins for Romsey, but it wasn’t enough.
Bacchus Marsh’s Shannon Clements led his rink to a 35-13 win and Phil Minniti’s rink won 28-21, to give Bacchus Marsh a 99 (14)-83 (4) victory.
Bacchus Marsh Gold is one of two unbeaten sides, with Kyneton Golf maintaining its winning record against Gisborne.
Both sides entered the match unbeaten and it was Golf that came out on top against last season’s premiers.
Ricky and Wayne Turner and Anthony Mathison led winning rinks for Golf, with Sam Boslem’s two shot win the only winning rink for Gisborne in the 103 (16)-88 (2) result.
Lancefield got its first win of the season, with a big win against Trentham.
The rinks of Aaron Young and Michael Linehan set up the win for Lancefield, with wins of 36-9 and 36-11.
Trentham won two rinks in the 111 (14)-63 (4) win.
Kyneton had an easy win in the other match of the round against Bacchus Marsh Blue.
Mark Smoljo’s rink won by 25 shots, as Kyneton’s three winning rinks all had big wins on the day.
John Banks led the winning rink for Blue, in the 118 (16)-67 (2) result.
In division 2, Diggers Rest, Gisborne Red, Kyneton and Woodend all had solid wins, while Kyneton Blue, Macedon, Trentham, and Kyneton Red got the points in division 3.
Meanwhile, in Bowls Victoria Pennant division 1, section 1, Melton returned to the winners’ list.
Having not won since round 1, Melton was able to turn it around against Darebin City, winning 84 (15)-67 (3).
Melton secretary John Adams said they played some good bowls on Saturday.
“We made a few positional changes and brought in a few players.
“It worked yesterday and hopefully it’s a trend that can continue. We need to continue together and fine-tune things as the season goes along.”
The rinks of Ray Gnjidk and Conrad Dawson got the wins on Saturday, while David George’s rink shared the points.
Greg McRae, who normally plays at the third player, stepped up and skippered on Saturday, but suffered a loss.
The win, Melton’s second of the season, leaves it fifth, 16 points behind fourth-placed Sunbury.