Ballarat East knocked Ballarat Memorial Sports off the top of the BDBD division one ladder, but according to team member and club chairman Michael Kay it was far from an impressive display.
Ballarat East won two rinks and drew another to win 100 shots to 73.
However, Kay said there is plenty to work on despite it sitting on top of the ladder heading into Christmas.
Kay said following the match the side sat down and discussed what it needed to improve.
Nonetheless, it will take the 15 points and is well-poised for a tilt at cementing a top four spot.
“It was a win, the sides not to crash hot about it, even though we won we had a chat afterwards about two rinks,” Kay said.
“A wins a win, but as far as the side was concerned it wasn’t a great win.
“Knocking off the other top team, we’re looking pretty good and happy with where we’re at, but the win was a little disappointing.
“To be in the top four right on Christmas is a goal every year, you need to be in the four for a good run to the finals after Christmas.”
Following its shock loss to Avenue last weekend, the 27-shot win over a quality opponent was a great response on the scoreboard, but Kay insisted while it was crucial to gain the points, improvement and consistency across the four rinks was a must.
“It was a pretty critical game for us.
“We’re always looking to improve, especially from here on.”
A win's a win, but as far as the side was concerned it wasn't a great win...we’re always looking to improve.- Ballarat East's Michael Kay
Ballarat East has been selecting from a pool of 19 players in the hope of finding its best mix. Kay said it would likely continue with that philosophy before finalising its best 16 in the early stages of 2017.
“We’ve been looking to find a really competitive, every week, team and we’ll trial that for another couple of weeks after Christmas then a decision will be made on a final 16 that will run right to the end and hopefully into the finals.
Ballarat East will take on Creswick in the final game before the break. Creswick is in fifth position, 21 points behind fourth-placed Sebastopol, and in desperate need of a win if it is to stay in touch with the top four – and Kay expects that to be reflected in its performance.
“It doesn’t matter what team you play in division one, they’re there because they’re good sides on their day. You’ve got to be on your game or they’ll take you down.
“Creswick is that type of side...they’ll be be ready to get into us and take some points away from us – we’ll have to be on our game.”
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