Geraldton Gold claimed top position
Geraldton Gold claimed top position for the first time this season after a polished display against sister side Blue in the 11th round of the home-and-away season.
Gold skipper Shane Giudice-Nairn declared his side a strong contender for the premiership.
“Sure Denison are the favourites and they are quality but we are starting to put together some really strong performances and believe we can certainly be there when the whips start cracking,” he said.
Denison had their second bye so could not defend top spot.
However, this week they will be treated to a home clash against the struggling Wonthella Maroon, giving them an excellent opportunity to restart the campaign.
Wonthella Green emerged from the round in third position after the 5/1, 15-shot victory over Wonthella Maroon.
The Green machine bounced back strongly from the shock loss to Geraldton Blue on the homesynthetic.
The result ended Maroons’ hopes for the season, joining Geraldton Blue and Northampton, who fall in the same category.
Mullewa retained fourth place, thanks to the possible season-defining result by Paul Johnson, Kevin Jones, Aiden McAuliffe and Terry Koltasz. The quartet defied the odds to win 36/9 and claim the match aggregate and overall victory.
The Saints lost the other two rinks 12/19 and 15/18, however the huge result enabled them to claim the 4/2 result. Geraldton Red travelled to Northampton and returned with the biggest result so far this season.
The 6/0 (91/31) is clearly the best of the home-and-away season and pushed the Reds to within 4 1/2 points of the top four.
“We went all right today and are really looking forward to locking horns with Geraldton Gold next week,” skipper Brad King said.
“That will tell us how we are really travelling. We are close enough and good enough to make the top four. It’s in our court to make it happen”, he said.
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