THE highlight of Saturday’s round was a draw between East Albury Gold and Forest Hill Blues in Section 3 men.
Blues, with Scot Hillas, Ben King, Sabastian Blac and Michael Glabbatz all contributing, held the upper hand with one set to play but the East Albury pairing of Andrew Fuller and Darren Cheshire battled hard to win a close final set to force the draw.
St Patrick’s/Diggerville Green was down in its clash against Forest Hill Bears before storming home.
The doubles combinations of Brian Vogel, Maurice Ahern, Glynn Warry and Noel Hogan took the last two sets and match for Green by four games.
Wodonga Pirates also scored a come-from-behind win, taking the final three sets in a battle against Glenly Maroon.
In Section 3 ladies, Thurgoona Gold finished the stronger against Uiver Park, completing a 4-2 triumph.
In Section 1 men, Edward Benson and Matthew Paul had Wodonga Raiders flying with singles victories against Forest Hill Galahs.
But the lead was short-lived as Galahs’ Joshua Graetz, Michael Reid and Sebastian Wrobel wore down the advantage to wrap up the match 6-3.
In the second match, Broncos, with Harry Pascoe playing a leading role, proved far too strong for St Patrick’s/Diggerville.
In the only match in Section 1 ladies, Danielle Sands helped set up a seven-game victory for Glenly against Forest Hill Magpies.
A dominant final set by unbeaten Graham Wurtz and David Lake ensured Thurgoona Tigers’ 5-3 win against Forest Hill Diggers in Section 2 men.
With the match evenly poised, Thurgoona Sharks, with Terry McLean, Paul Crane, Nathan Reynoldson and Pat Garratt combining, got the better in the final two doubles rubbers against SPD to claim the points 5-3.
Wodonga Bushrangers had the better of several close sets against Forest Hill Galahs.
Albury Black was never threatened in its encounter with East Albury.
Albury Blue won a one sided contest against Wodonga Cowboys.
The closest match in Section 2 ladies was between Thurgoona Opals and Scots Smashes, with the former home 4-43 to 2-38.