COROWA Civic underlined the difference between the top two and the chasing pack by dismantling Rutherglen 101-63 in Ovens and Murray A1 pennant bowls at Rutherglen on Saturday.
The ladder leader won three of the four rinks, despite not having regular skips Thomas Webb and Scott Widdison.
It mattered little as James Dunn’s rink led the way with a 37-12 triumph over Chris Langdon.
Dunn had support from Alan Bratt, George Tobias and Danny Webb. They stormed clear early and refused to allow their opponents back into the contest.
Col Hendren accounted for Graeme Goudie 23-15 and Ken Widdison defeated Frank Seaton 23-17.
Rutherglen’s only moment of glory came when Bill Campbell’s rink picked up a shot on the final bowl to edge out Ian Lewis 19-18.
“We thought it was going to be a real danger game but everyone played well,” Hendren said.
“It was a good win.”
Wodonga scored a comfortable 109-81 win over Wangaratta.
Skip Paul Carey, along with Bernie Jones, Mick McDermott and Bob Harbridge, proved too strong for Greg McDonald, winning 37-21.
Josh Rudd edged out Ian Brimblecombe 22-21 and Jason King upstaged Maurie Braden 30-17.
Wangaratta’s only win came when Matt Muller took the honours against Ashley Bates 22-20.
Benalla accounted for Yarrawonga 114-69 and Corowa Services defeated Yarrawonga-Mulwala GCR 91-72.