Tasmania Tridents great form continues at Bowls Premier League

by Rob McGuire on February 22, 2024

The Tasmania Tridents great form continued today at the Bowls Premier League which is being played at the Moama Bowling Club this week.   The Tridents won two of their four games and are sitting in sixth position just outside the top five and just one win from top spot and have the opportunity of having their best ever finish in the event tomorrow.   With just two games to be played before the finals, there is only two wins between top and ninth spot in the tightest BPL event ever staged.

The Tridents started the day with a narrow loss to the Gold Coast Hawks in a tiebreaker – winning the first set 7-5 before dropping the second set 2-6 and the tie breaker 0-3.

The Tridents took on the new top side Melbourne Pulse in the second game of the day in a must-win game and win they did, triumphing in straight sets 7-2 and 7-3.

Playing more consistent bowls, the Tridents played well against the Sydney Lions in the third game of the day but could not get the win.   The Lions won the first set 10-5 after picking up 8 shots in their powerplay and scored 2 shots on the final end to salvage a 5-5 draw and a straight sets win over the Tridents.

In their final game on day four, which was shown live on Fox Sports and Kayo, the Tridents again saved their best to last on the TV rink.   The Tridents played well in the first set  winning it easily 11-6 thanks to a four on their powerplay which was doubled to eight shots on the fourth end after Rob McMullen played a huge conversion and then draw shot when three shots down, but the wheels fell off in the second set which the Perth Suns won comfortably 9-3 after scoring 7 shots on the first two ends.   In the all-important tie breaker, good bowling from all three players saw the Tridents winning 2-0 and keeping their finals hopes alive.

Ladder at the end of day four:

  1. Moreton Bay Pirates   27 points
  2. Melbourne Pulse   27 points
  3. Sydney Lions   27 points
  4. Tweed Head Osprey   27 points
  5. Perth Suns   24 points
  6. Tasmania Tridents   24 points
  7. Moama Steamers 24 points
  8. Adelaide Pioneers   21 points
  9. Gold Coast Hawks 21 points
  10. Melbourne Extreme 18 points

The event concludes on Friday with two  games being played by the Tasmania Tridents against the top-placed Morton Bay Pirates and third-placed Tweed Head Osprey.   Finals action commences at 4pm which will be televised live on Fox Sport and Kayo.