I thought it was impossible, but Southies proved me wrong
HOW many times have I whinged at the cost to clubs of sending sides south to compete against paid professionals? Mission impossible, I've dubbed it in the past.
But South Lismore did the impossible at the state pennant finals, they near as dammit took the title after beating the cream of bowls talent.
The side took on mission impossible again in the early rounds when they needed 50 shots in their third game to win the section, but they did it - they picked up 51!
The bowls gods must have been smiling on them because they had to rely on the side they had beaten to knock over the side that had beaten them.
It happened and the Southies brought off one of the most remarkable efforts of the finals.
They didn't win the title but had a moral victory - they took two rinks to Taren Point's one.