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Mitiamo jumps back to fifth on Loddon Valley ladder

by Nathan Dole

Mitiamo jumped back to the fifth rung on the senior ladder after Saturday’s four-goal win against Bears Lagoon Serpentine in the 15th round of the Loddon Valley Football Netball League season.

The Superoos and Bears clashed in the match of the day on Mitiamo’s turf.

Mitiamo led 48-24 at half-time held a 15-point butter at a quarter to play.

The last term was the best in terms of scoring as the Roos scored 4.4 to 3.1 to complete an 11.14 (80) to 8.8 (56) victory.

Tom Grant led the Superoos attack on three goals as Dylan Clohesy, Luke Scott and Ryan Wellington added two apiece.

Best of the Bears attack were Cody Gunn and Jacob Murley on two.

Michael I’Anson, Luke Lougoon, Terence Reeves and Ashley Benbow played key roles for Mitiamo.

The Bears’ best were Harry Gadsden, Nathan McNally, Gunn and Lachlan Murley.

Bridgewater kept finals hopes alive after a 44-point win at home against Pyramid Hill.

The Mean Machine powered to a 34-point lead by quarter-time and answered the Bulldogs fightback to lead 68-33 at half-time.

The third term was Bridgewater’s best as it added 4.2 as Pyramid registered six behinds.

Precision kicking in attack was a highlight as the Machine won 18.4 (112) to 8.20 (68).

Darren Clutton capped a best on ground performance with nine goals.

Best of the Pyramid Hill attack was Mitch Cheesman on three.

Clutton, Alex Powell, Tyler Estrada and Liam Jacques starred for Bridgewater.

Billy Micevski, Steven Gunther, Matthew Klein-Breteler and Adrian Holland were Pyramid Hill’s best.

A victory behind Mitiamo which is fifth, Bridgewater plays at Newbridge next Saturday.

A strong first half set the foundation in Maiden Gully YCW’s win against Calivil United at Raywood.

The Eagles led 7.10 (52) to 2.7 (19) at half-time, but the Demons fired up to reduce the deficit to 18 points by three quarter-time.

Led by the play of Nic Waterson, Sean Moyle, Tori Ferguson and Tom Harrington, Maiden Gully YCW kicked away to win 12.16 (88) to 7.15 (57).

The 31-point victory capped Steve Turner’s 250th match for the Eagles.

Luke Gray and Cohen Kekich kicked three goals apiece for the winners as Chris Sanders achieved the same feat for the Demons.

Calivil United’s best were Alex Davis, Sanders, Sam Brinsmead and Jake Lawry.

Newbridge marked a 72-point triumph at Inglewood, but the margin could have been far greater.

In front by just 31 points at a quarter to go, Newbridge slammed on 8.6 to 2.1 in the final term to complete a 16.23 (119) to 7.5 (47) victory.

Jordan Gilboy added to a superb season by kicking nine goals as Sam Mildren capped his return with two.

Inglewood’s attack was led by Sam Barnes on four as Daniel Lloyd added two majors.

Best for Newbridge were Nathan Bacon, Tommy Horne, Gilboy and Chris Dixon.

Shane Harris, Tate Mifka, Bailey Evans, and Barnes played well for the Blues.

Marong had the bye.

In other round 16 matches to played on Saturday, Marong hosts Mitiamo at Malone Park; Pyramid Hill tackles Calivil United at Mitchell Park.; and Bears Lagoon Serpentine plays Inglewood.

Maiden Gully YCW Eagles has the bye.

Loddon Valley FNL senior footy ladder:

Newbridge 44 points, 148 per cent; Maiden Gully YCW Eagles 44, 133; Pyramid Hill 36, 100; Calivil United 28, 124; Mitiamo 28, 106; Bears Lagoon Serpentine 24, 122; Bridgewater 24, 112; Marong 8, 62; Inglewood 4, 45.


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