Sunbury won a thrilling contest against Brunswick in Bowls Victoria pennant, division 1 section 1 on Saturday.

Sitting in third, Sunbury entered the game as favourite but was pushed all the way by Brunswick, which was pushing to close the gap on the top four.

Sunbury won 82 (14)-80 (4).

Todd Trewarne’s rink won by a 18 shots to give his side a massive lift. Since joining the club during the season, the 19-year-old has lost just one match.

However his rink’s win was cancelled out by an 18-shot loss on Mark Cowan’s rink.

Marc Bullows’ rink won by three shots, while Carla Krizanic’s rink went down by one shot.

Sunbury remains third, but has opened up a 22-point gap on fifth place with one round remaining before Christmas.

Sunbury’s David Glennon said a win against Glenroy this week could set up their season. Glenroy is one of two teams above Sunbury on the ladder.

“If we can get the win and close the gap, it’ll give a good chance in the new year to try and get a top two spot,” he said.

In some good news for the club, Krizanic has been named in the Australian team for the Commonwealth Games for the second time.

In Central Highlands Bowls Division’s top grade, ladder leaders Kyneton Golf suffered a scare against bottom side Bacchus Marsh Blue.

Golf managed to win 89 (14)-86 (4).

Kyneton lost a thriller to Bacchus Marsh Gold, 92 (14)-90 (4), Gisborne and Lancefield were the other winners. In division 2, Kyneton, Kyneton Golf and Macedon won their matches, while Diggers Rest tied with Woodend.