Bundoora RSL suffered a disappointing loss in Bowls Victoria Pennant Premier Division, further denting its top-four hopes.
Facing eighth-placed MCC, seventh-placed RSL entered the match as favourites, but it meant little.
RSL could not pick up any points in the 84 (18)-58 (0) loss, with at least a margin of four shots in each rink.
RSL remains in seventh spot but now only one point clear of MCC. RSL sits 21 points outside the top four.
RSL will be hoping to get back on the winners’ list this week against Mentone.
It’s not all bad news for RSL; Josh Corless was named in the Victorian side to face South Australia in February and March.
In division 1, section 2, ladder leaders Whittlesea were at their best in a win against second-placed Yarra Glen, winning 120 (18)-58 (0).
They open up a 25-point lead at the top of the ladder and are 49 points ahead of third-placed Bundoora RSL (2).
RSL also had a strong win defeating Diamond Creek 76 (18)-61 (0).
In division 2, section 2, ladder leaders Lalor easily accounted for West Coburg. All four Lalor rinks got up in the 115 (18)-62 (0) win.
Lalor also got the win in division 2, section 3 along with top side Epping, and Whittlesea (2) and Bundoora RSL (3) both lost.