A memorable win for Woombye

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Woombye’s Division Two team.

WOOMBYE Bowls Club claimed one of the great underdog victories last weekend when downing the Mooloolaba juggernaut for victory in the Division Two Pennants.

The win follows the previous weekend's Division Six victory against Nambour, capping a massive week for the small hinterland club.

The Division Two win went down to the wire with Mooloolaba fighting back to almost snatch it despite being down by 23 mid-way through the match.

But Woombye held on to win by one point and claim a victory that Woombye president Howard Riach described as one of the greatest in the club's history. "It certainly is and we only have 54 playing members," he said.

"We had 29 supporters watching on and one of the Mooloolaba blokes said 'my club has 400 members but I don't see them here'.

"We were the noise and the fun."

Riach said the support definitely helped his club get over the line when the match was in the balance.

"I think that was one of the contributing factors," he said.

"The guys had been going well all year and this year has been a building year for the club.

"We are trying to turn things around and the club has had its challenges.

"We have a new manager and some new bar staff and a new chef."

Woombye is known as a community club as evidenced in its ongoing charitable support for people of the hinterland.

The club will host a barefoot bowls day on October 11 from 10am-1pm for young Ryan Blomfield who is battling his fourth bout of cancer.

Woombye is also hosting a trivia night on November 8 to raise money for one of their young members with autism to purchase a support puppy.

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