KANGAROO Flat leapt to the top of the under-18 girls ladder after Sunday’s win against Strathfieldsaye in the seventh round of the Bendigo Junior Football League season.
The clash between the Roos and Storm in the IGA and Cavalier Homes-sponsored BJFL was played at Strathfieldsaye’s Enterprise Oval.
Storm had a win-loss tally of 5-1 and led the ladder going into the showdown with Flat, 4-1, and on the second rung.
The Roos led 19-6 at quarter-time, but Storm struck back to trail, 25-27 at half-time.
Both teams added a goal in the third quarter as Flat led 36-33 at the last change.
The final quarter was evenly fought.
Kangaroo Flat added 1.4 to 1.2 to clinch a 6.10 (46) to 6.5 (41) victory.
Ella Wicks, Jemma Finning, Isabella Pitto and Tayla Matotek were best for a Roos’ line-up which had six goalkickers.
Storm’s attack was led by Billie Reidy on three goals.
Maeve Tupper, Grace Barton, Molly McGregor and Billie Reidy played well for Strathfieldsaye.
Golden Square dominated its clash with Eaglehawk at California Gully.
The Square led 59-7 at half-time and went on to win 19.7 (121) to 2.2 (14).
Annabel Strahan led the attack on four goals as Emma Gilligan, Ingrid Gould, Brooke Hards, Bree Heiden, Elizabeth Snell and Dakota Villiva chipped in with two each.
Best for Golden Square were Villiva, Hards, Strahan, Snell and Heiden.
Lexie Moss, Meleah Baldock, Kayla Cox and Melissa Taig worked hard for the Hawks.
Details from the Woorinen and Sandhurst match at Woorinen were not supplied.
In the under-16 seniors competition, Strathfieldsaye and Golden Square scored big wins.
Storm took on Sandhurst at Triple M Park in Strathfieldsaye.
Ethan Featherby kicked four goals as Jackson Eadon, Jai Featherby and Ryley Taylor added three each in a 16.12 (108) to 4.6 (30) victory.
The Dragons had four goalkickers.
Best for Storm were Clancy Morrison, Thomas Bennett, Ethan Featherby and Zayne Pearce.
Sandhurst’s best were Rhys Bolton, James Barri, Wil Tuohey and Nash Dignan.
Golden Square won every quarter on its way to an 18.14 (122) to 4.7 (31) victory against Kangaroo Flat at Fur Life Vet Oval in Wade Street.
The Bulldogs led 32-13 at quarter-time and added 5.4 to just two points in the second term.
Kangaroo Flat’s best quarter was the third as it scored 2.1 and held the Bulldogs to 2.2.
The Bulldogs slammed on 6.6 to 0.3 in the last.
Jack Stewart kicked five goals for Square as Hugh Freckleton added three.
The Roos’ attack was led by Jack Barras on two.
Golden Square’s best were Oscar Hocking, Zach Morrison, Freckleton and Stewart.
Seb Collins, Brodie Newman, Sam Allison and Robert Douglas worked hard for the Kangaroos.
Kyneton had the bye.
In the under-15 girls competition, Eaglehawk won a thrilling contest with White Hills at California Gully.
The Hawks led 20-0 at quarter and 27-14 by the long break.
At a quarter to go, Eaglehawk led 33-20.
The Demons fired up in the last to score 2.1 and kept the Borough to a point.
At the final siren, Eaglehawk led 4.10 (34) to 5.3 (33).
Keely Fullerton led the Hawks’ attack on three goals as Kaitlyn Wild kicked two goals for the Demons.
Eaglehawk’s best were Lexie Moss, Fullerton, Jayda Mathews-Shanley and Linda Hemming.
Wild, Casey Zass, Hannah Ripper and Maddison Gargiulo played well for White Hills.
Strathfieldsaye Thunder scored a 45-25 win against Kangaroo Flat at Strathfieldsaye’s Enterprise Oval.
South Bendigo charged clear in the last quarter to complete a 10.2 (62) to 5.9 (39) win against Strathfieldsaye Storm at Enterprise Oval.
Sandhurst’s hot form continued as the Dragons scored 19.22 (136) and kept Golden Square scoreless at Ewing Park.
Winners in the under-14 seniors competition were Strathfieldsaye and Golden Square.
Strathfieldsaye was too strong for Sandhurst at Triple M Park in Tannery Lane.
Archer Day-Wicks kicked three goals and six team-mates were also on target in the 11.8 (74) to 5.7 (37) victory.
Sandhurst’s attack was led by Jayden Padgham on two goals.
Best for Strathfieldsaye were Will Gilmore, Riley Mulquiny, Jack Lacey and Riley Slevin.
Bernard Nihill, Padgham, Wil Pinniger and Charlie Edwards played well for the Dragons.
Golden Square struck back from an 11-point deficit at quarter-time to beat Kyneton by 52 points at Fur Life Vet Oval in Wade Street.
The Tigers led 13-2 at the first break, but the Bulldogs then scored 13.9 to 3.6 to record an 89-37 victory.
Max Cahoon kicked three goals for Golden Square as Darcy Edmiston, Will Hamilton and Zackery Tickell added two each.
The Tigers’ attack was led by Harrison Sheahan on two.
Best for the Bulldogs were Bailey Cain, Tickell, Harrison Kelly and Thomas Conlan.
Austin Stevens, Oliver Morris, Sam Kennedy and Harrison Sheahan played well for the yellow and black.
Kangaroo Flat had the bye.