MITIAMO kicked off the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley Football League season in fine style on Saturday at Maiden Gully.
The Superoos increased a 28-point lead at half-time of their clash with Maiden Gully YCW to more than nine goals as they won the crucial third term, 27-0, in the Eagles nest.
Led by the play of Jarryd Wiegard, Terence Reeves, Max Simpson and Lachlan Woodward, Mitiamo went on to win 14.6 (90) to 6.7 (43).
Ryan Wellington led the Superoos attack on four goals as Dylan Clohesy, Lucas Matthews and Doug Thomas added two apiece.
Maiden Gully YCW’s only multiple goalkicker was Sean Moyle on three.
Best for the Eagles were Brayden Aitken, Sean Moyle, Hamish McCartney and Alex Pearson.
A five-goal haul by Nathan Fitzpatrick was among the many highlights of Pyramid Hill’s 84-point win on home turf at Mitchell Park against Bridgewater.
The Bridgewater line-up led 21-15 at quarter-time, but from there it was the Dogs who dominated on their way to an 18.15 (123) to 5.9 (39) result.
Adrian McErvale kicked two goals in his coaching debut for the Bulldogs as Adrian Holland, Scott Mann and Jake Willcocks added two apiece.
Bridgewater’s leading goalkickers were Darren Clutton and Alex Powell on two.
The classy Matt Klein-Breteler was best afield for Pyamid Hill as Billy Micevski, Scott Mann and Steven Gunther racked up many possessions.
Best for Bridgewater were Joseph Mayes, Mack Whittle, Jack Symons and Archie Conway.
Marong scored a 49-point win on Inglewood’s patch at Searle Bros. Oval.
Nathan Devanny kicked four goals and David Blume chipped in with three as the Panthers won 17.13 (115) to 10.6 (66).
Sam Barnes led the Blues attack on four goals as Liam Drummond added two.
Best for the Panthers were Harry Graham, Nathan Fall, Ben McKinley and Chris Ling.
Inglewood’s best were Barnes, Chris McKay, Jayden Sheean and Brandon Worner.
In front by just nine points at half-time, Newbridge dominated the last hour at Calivil’s Five-Star Stockfeeds Oval to win Newbridge led 18.12 (120) to 7.3 (45).
The reigning premiers slammed on 10.8 to 0.2 in the second half.
Recruited from Kangaroo Flat, Cameron Rinaldi kicked four goals for the Maroons, as did Chris Dixon.
Newbridge also had Ashley Mayo and Jayden Prior boot three goals.
The Demons attack was led by Chris Sanders, three; and Patrick Bogers, two.
After dominating in attack last season, Jordan Gilboy marked a return to a midfield role by being best afield for Newbridge as Jayden Prior, Alex Farrow and Sam Kennedy also starred.
On a tough afternoon, Alex Davis, Ben Haines, Jake Lawry and Chris Sanders worked hard for Calivil United.
A highlight of next Saturday’s round will be the clash between Mitiamo and Pyramid Hill at John Forbes Oval.
Marong faces Calivil United at Discover Marong Park; Bridgewater meets Maiden Gully YCW Eagles in a crucial contest at Laser Plumbing Bendigo Oval; and Bears Lagoon Serpentine kicks off its campaign against Inglewood at Serpentine Recreation Reserve.
Newbridge has the bye.
Loddon Valley FNL senior footy ladder:
Pyramid Hill 4 points, 315 per cent; Newbridge 4, 266; Mitiamo 4, 209; Marong 4, 174; Inglewood 0, 57; Maiden Gully YCW Eagles 0, 47; Calivil United 0, 37; Bridgewater 0, 31; Bears Lagoon Serpentine yet to play.