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LVFNL football wrap up and preview for next week

by Nathan Dole

JUST like their namesake in the west, Maiden Gully YCW Eagles are flying high eight rounds into the Loddon Valley Football Netball League season.

The Eagles 45-point triumph on Pyramid Hill’s turf at Mitchell Park last Saturday was arguably one of the best of the six they have racked up in 2018.

Cohen Kekich led the Maiden Gully YCW attack on six goals and was in the best along with Sean Moyle, Jake Klemm and Hamish McCartney.

Pyramid Hill’s best were co-coach Gavin James, Billy Micevski, Adrian Holland and Matt Klein-Breteler.

Despite the defeat, Pyramid Hill is third and 12 premiership points clear of Bears Lagoon-Serpentine.

The Wayne Mitrovic-coached Eagles face another huge test this Saturday when they play Newbridge at Riverside Park.

The clash between the league’s top two was originally fixtured at Maiden Gully but will now be played on Newbridge’s turf.

Confidence in the Brad Comer-coached Newbridge line-up soared after a hard-fought 88-73 win against reigning premier Calivil United.

Jordan Gilboy continued his hot form in the Maroons attack by kicking six goals.

Newbridge’s best were Nathan Bacon, Jack Fowler, Gilboy, and William Daly.

Chris Sanders marked an outstanding game by kicking five goals and being best in a Demons line up where Vincent Rodl, Christopher Down and Alex Davis played well.

The heat will be on the Demons this Saturday when they host Bears Lagoon-Serpentine at Calivil.

After a disastrous start to the season, the Greg Gadsden-coached Bears have surged into the top four.

The Bears blitzed in their latest hit-out against Bridgewater.

On a day where 50 per cent of the gate takings at Serpentine when to the Love Your Sister campaign, and other funds were donated to Breast Cancer Network Australia, it was the Bears who dominated.

Andrew Gladman kicked four goals, and Miggy Podosky, Harry Gadsden and Cody Gunn chipped in with three apiece as BLS won 152 to 68.

Best for the Bears were Nathan Twigg, Justin Laird, Nick Arthur and Harry Gadsden.

Josh Metherell capitalised on limited opportunities to kick four of Bridgewater’s goals, as Tristin Nalder, Jake Rusbridge and Jack Symons worked hard.

On a four-game losing streak, Bridgewater will be desperate to bounce back against Marong next round.

Although at home, Bridgewater will be wary of a line-up chasing back-to-back wins.

Marong scored a hard-fought 97-78 victory in last Saturday’s showdown with Inglewood.

There were 10 goalkickers for the Panthers as Brett Quin, Jarrod Fitzpatrick, Zach Turnbull and Will Gadsden led the way.

Inglewood’s best were Joseph Kenny, Kris Doran, Nicholas Leach and Peter McKay.

Senior ladder:

Newbridge 24 points, 152 per cent; Maiden Gully YCW Eagles 24, 133; Pyramid Hill 24, 102; Bears Lagoon-Serpentine 12, 127; Calivil United 12, 109; Mitiamo 12, 101; Bridgewater 8, 105; Marong 8, 86; Inglewood 4, 20.

 
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