Bears claw way to Loddon Valley’s fifth rung
BEARS Lagoon Serpentine has clawed its way to the fifth rung on the Loddon Valley Football Netball League’s senior footy ladder after Saturday’s remarkable final quarter blitz against Pyramid Hill.
The Bears turned a five-point deficit at three quarter-time into a 63-point lead by the final siren as they slammed on 12.2 to a goal in the final quarter at Serpentine.
Inspired by the play of Josh Walsh, Charlie Gadsden and Cody Gunn, the Bears put in one of the most stunning terms in Loddon Valley FNL history.
Gunn finished the match with a game-high five goals as Andy Gladman and Ben McKinley were next best on two apiece in a 17.16 (118) to 8.7 (55) result.
Multiple goalkickers for Pyramid Hill were Mitchell Cheesman and Nathan Fitzpatrick on two each.
Best for the Bulldogs were Andrew Dobby, Gavin James and Adrian Holland.
The Dogs won the round two showdown between these clubs by a point, but this time it was the Bears who showed they are a force to be reckoned with.
Mitiamo was dislodged from fifth after a 29-point loss at home to Calivil United.
Daniel Reid added to his goalkicking spree for the Demons as he added six in a 94-65 victory.
Chris Down, Vince Tassone and Brock Rogers were Calivil United’s best.
Mitiamo’s best were Ryan Wellington, Jarryd Wiegard and Luke Lougoon.
The Inglewood Blues played well, but it was Bridgewater which scored a 101-76 victory to stay in the race for the top five.
Liam Jacques and Alex Powell led Bridgewater’s attack on three goals each.
Daniel Lloyd marked a great game for Inglewood by kicking four goals.
Best for Bridgewater were Daniel Nalder, Jacques and Brad Rohde.
Sanipepa Egan, David Rose and Ben Smith played well for the Blues.
The ladder-leading Maiden Gully Eagles scored a big win at Marong’s Malone Park.
Although it was a big day for Marong as it hosted many past players, officials and supporters, the Eagles were ruthless on the field.
Cohen Kekich was in superb touch as he kicked seven goals in a 162-43 victory.
Luke Gray and Tyler James added three and four goals respectively.
Marong’s only multiple goalkicker was Zac Turnbull on two.
Best for the Eagles were the classy Nick Waterson, Sean Moyle, and Kekich.
Tom Longford, Jacob Ede, and Turnbull worked hard for the Panthers.
Newbridge had the bye.
In next Saturday’s action, Calivil United hosts Inglewood, Maiden Gully YCW Eagles face Mitiamo, and Pyramid Hill tackles Marong.