Civic rolls into grand final

COROWA Civic charged into the Ovens and Murray Bowls Association A1 pennant grand final with a comprehensive 104-77 win against Rutherglen in Saturday’s preliminary final at Wodonga.

With the line-up returning to full strength, Civic won three rinks and tied the other with James Dunn leading the charge against Bill Campbell.

Dunn, with support from Alan Bratt, George Tobias and Danny Webb, gained the ascendancy early and went to record a comfortable 31-14 victory.

Tom Webb accounted for Chris Langdon 27-19 and Ken Widdison finished strongly to edge out Damian Langdon 23-21.

Rutherglen skip Frank Seaton looked like winning a rink for his side but Scott Widdison picked up two threes in the final two ends to square the battle 23-all.

Civic team manager Col Hendren said it was a strong all-round performance.

“We were really pleased,” Hendren said.

“It’s good to get through to the grand final.

“It was a very even performance.”

Corowa Civic missed several key players against Wodonga in their qualifying final clash last weekend but will be at full strength in the decider.

The grand final will be played at Corowa Services at 1pm on Sunday.

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