Yarra Junction Eagles impress at home

Johnny Gates (right) working his magic against a side from Mooroolbark. 261012_01 PICTURE: SUPPLIED

Arrival at Yarra Junction Bowling Club on Saturday morning for the Weekend Pennant Game revealed a dramatic new addition to the Yarra Junction skyline. The new telecoms tower has now been installed and looms large over the Bowling Club. Not the most attractive feature in the area but another vital link to improve connectivity in the valley.

Saturday’s home game against a determined side from Mooroolbark was played in cool, partly cloudy and slightly breezy conditions. The visitors surprised Yarra Junction with a strong start on all rinks and were still just in front at the break. The Eagles fought back however and brought home a 5 shot overall win, winning three rinks and collecting a valuable 16 points in the process. The result maintains The Eagles’ unbeaten home record this season.

Yarra Junction Bowling Club’s form away from home continues to be less impressive however. The Midweek Pennant side travelled to Monbulk on Tuesday and played on the first really warm day of the season. The green was fast and wide and although two rinks came close to gaining points the Eagles came away empty handed.

We are looking forward the festive season and would like to remind the community that our facilities provide a great venue for your celebrations, although current Covid restrictions will of course apply. Yarra Junction Bowling Club also looks forward to hosting Barefoot Bowls again this summer. The planned start date is Friday 14th January. Put in your new diaries.