THE Mitiamo Superoos hopped back into the Loddon Valley Football Netball League’s top five after Saturday’s stunning away win against the Maiden Gully YCW Eagles.
Mitiamo’s five-goal win on the Eagles turf and Bears Lagoon Serpentine’s defeat at Newbridge meant the Superoos and Bears switched rungs on the ladder after 12 rounds.
In front by just three points at the start of the final quarter, Mitiamo slammed on six straight goals and held the Gully to 1.2 to complete an 82-51 victory.
Ryan Wellington and Jarryd Wiegard led the Superoos attack on three goals apiece.
There was no multiple goalkicker for the Eagles.
Luke Lougoon was best afield for Mitiamo as Wiegard, Ash Benbow and Wellington all played key roles.
Best for the Eagles were Brayden Aitken, Jake Klemm, Clinton Angove and Matt Higgs.
Newbridge regained top spot on the ladder after a hard-fought win against Bears Lagoon Serpentine at Riverside Park.
The Maroons led by two points at half-time, but the Bears led 62-61 at three quarter-time.
Led by a seven-goal haul by Rhys Ford, Newbridge powered away to win 13.11 (89) to 11.9 (75).
The Bears attack was led by Cody Gunn on four goals.
Newbridge’s best were Austin Fithall, Chris McLean, Ford and Ryan Burt.
Best for the Bears were Josh Walsh, Zach Stone, Justin Laird and Gunn.
Pyramid Hill scored a much-needed win against Marong at Mitchell Park.
The Bulldogs led 40-10 at half-time on their way to an 80-26 victory.
Steven Gunther capped a best on ground performance with three goals as Matt Klein-Breteler, Andrew Dobby and Gavin James played well for Pyramid Hill.
Marong’s best were Josh Griffin, Sam Harvey, Zac Turnbull and Jarrod Fitzpatrick.
There was no upset this time as the Calivil United Demons fired up for a 59-point win at home against Inglewood.
After an evenly-fought opening quarter, Calivil United kicked away to win 14.15 (99) to 6.4 (40).
Daniel Reid continued his great form with three goals and a tally of 18 in just four games as Levi Moss, Sam Brinsmead, Brock Rogers and Patrick Bogers played well for the Demons.
Inglewood’s best were Bailey Evans, Peter McKay, Joseph Kenny and Sanipepa Egan.
Bridgewater had the bye.
In next Saturday’s matches, Bridgewater takes on Calivil United; Mitiamo is at home to Pyramid Hill; Marong hosts Newbridge; Inglewood clashes with Maiden Gully YCW; and Bears Lagoon Serpentine has the bye.
Loddon Valley FNL senior footy ladder after 12 rounds:
Newbridge 32 points, 141 per cent; Maiden Gully YCW Eagles 32, 130; Calivil United 28, 135; Pyramid Hill 28, 95; Mitiamo 24, 107; Bears Lagoon Serpentine 20, 124; Bridgewater 16, 110; Marong 8, 63; Inglewood 4, 45.