Sunbury warmed up for finals with a big win against Melton in Bowls Victoria Pennant, division 1, section 1.
Sunbury had already shored up second spot, but Melton had plenty to play for as it tried to avoid relegation.
Sunbury proved too strong, winning 79 (16)-62 (2).
Lee Wesley’s rink won 22-17, Carla Krizanic’s rink won 18-14, while not for the first time this season Todd Trewarne’s rink had a big win, 23-12.
Mark Cowan’s rink lost 19-16.
Sunbury’s David Glennon said the side did what it had to to get the win.
“Sunbury went in wanting … to go into finals on the back of some good form,” he said.
“It wasn’t by many, but a win is a win going into finals.”
Glennon said Trewarne and Marc Bullows, who were in the same rink, were the two standouts on the day.
Sunbury will host Glenroy on Saturday in a semi-final, with the winner to progress through to the grand final on Sunday.
Moonee Valley and Brunswick face each other in the other semi-final.
Glennon said it would be a good game.
“They are a really good side and beat us two, three weeks in Glenroy.
“Sunbury beat them earlier in the year at Sunbury, so it’s even stevens this season between the teams.”
The top side is one of two Sunbury teams to have made finals, with the Sunbury (3) side making finals in division 3, section 2.
Like the top side, it will host a home final on Saturday. It faces Strathmore.
A win on Saturday would be enough to earn the side promotion into division 2 next season.
“It would be nice to have a division 2 side next season,” Glennon said. “We could have division 1, division 2 and division 3 sides, or even a premier division side along with division 2 and division 3 sides.”
Meanwhile, Mark Cowan and Carla Krizanic are through to the finals of the Champion of Champions competition.
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