PARK Beach grade-one side flexed their muscles in the sixth round of Mid North Coast district men’s bowls pennants competition sweeping aside West Coffs 6-0 to avenge their loss in the opening round.
Recording a resounding win, 72 shots to 50, Park Beach have now moved five points clear of Coffs Ex-Services who stayed in touch defeating Sawtell 4.5-1.5.
For Ex-Services, Aden Pike’s rink set up the win defeating Greg Cridge’s side 23-14.
Alan McFayden and Rod Hiscock played an 18-all draw with Graeme Purvis winning his rink 20-19 over Kent Price.
Park Beach (2) remained in contention in the battle for the grade-two flag defeating Stuarts Point 5-1.
Urunga are flying high in grade three collecting 32 from a possible 36 points after six rounds.
They moved 10.5 points clear of their nearest rivals after crushing Park Beach 6-0 (72 shots to 42).
Grade four is shaping up as a tight contest between Woolgoolga and Coffs Ex-Services while Macksville and Park Beach are ready to pounce if there are any slip-ups from the top teams.
Woolgoolga were 6-0 winners over Urunga while Coffs Ex-Services won 4.5-1.5 over Sawtell.
Woolgoolga are in command in grade five with a 6-0 result over West Coffs giving them a seven point lead with four rounds remaining.
A classic contest is developing in grade six where Coffs Ex-Services have a two-point lead after a 6-0 win over North Beach while second-placed Bowraville lost ground after a 4-2 loss to Nambucca Heads who sit third.
Sawtell’s super sevens continue to lead grade seven division two after a 6-0 win over Woolgoolga while Stuarts Point lead division one after accounting for Macksville 6-0.
District triples competition resumes at Sawtell on Sunday with the staging of the quarter-finals and semi-finals.
The quarter-final draw (skips only) is: Paul Bartholomew (Sawtell) v Don Wood (Park Beach), Phil Hall (Park Beach) v Alan McFayden (Sawtell), Rod Hiscock (Coffs Ex-Services) v Laurie Morris (Park Beach), Graeme Purvis (Sawtell) v Gary Wedlock (Urunga).
MNC PENNANTS TABLES
MNC District Pennants tables after round six
Grades 1-2: Park Beach (1) 25, Sawtell 20, Coffs Ex-Services 20, Park Beach (2) 17.5, West Coffs 15.5, Stuarts Point 10.
Grade 3: Urunga 32, Park Beach 21.5, Nambucca Heads 17.5, Woolgoolga 15.5, Sawtell 12, Scotts Head 9.5.
Grade 4: Woolgoolga 23.5, Coffs Ex-Services 22.5, Macksville 18, Park Beach 17.5, Sawtell 14, Urunga 12.5.
Grade 5: Woolgoolga 27.5, West Coffs 20.5, Nambucca Heads 19.5, Urunga 17, Bellingen 16.5, Park Beach 7.
Grade 6: Coffs Ex-Services 24.5, Bowraville 22.5, Nambucca Heads 22, Sawtell 18.5, North Beach 13.5, Park Beach 7.
Grade 7 (1): Stuarts Point 21.5, Bowraville 18, Nambucca Heads 17.5, Urunga 9, Macksville 6.
Grade 7 (2): Sawtell 27, West Coffs 18.5, Coffs Ex-Services 12, Woolgoolga 8, Bellingen 6.5.