CALIVIL United turned up the heat to score an upset victory on Bridgewater’s turf in Saturday’s fifth round of the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley Football Netball League’s senior footy action.
The Jack Daley-coached Demons worked hard to be within margins of five, four and two points at the quarter breaks at Bridgewater Recreation Reserve.
In the last it was Calivil United which outplayed and outran the Mean Machine to score 3.2 to just two points to claim a memorable 59-43 victory.
The in-form Jacob Greenwood led Calivil United’s attack on three goals as Jack Burns and Michael Maxey added two each.
Multiple goalkickers for Bridgewater were Andy Collins and Josh Martyn on two.
Phil Ryan earned best afield honours for the Demons as Burns, Jack Daley, Evan Ritchie, Corey Pearse and Ollie Murphy also starred.
Bridgewater’s best were Emile Pavlich, Callum Prest, Lachlan Allison, Jacob Ellings, Jack Symons and James Naughton.
The result rocked the Rick Ladson-coached Bridgewater which held fifth position, just a win and six per cent clear of the Demons going into the bye.
Another huge upset was in the offing as Inglewood held an 11-point lead at the start of the final term in its clash with Mitiamo on the Blues’ turf at Dissy Machinery Oval.
Inglewood led 26-25 at quarter-time, but the Marcus McKern-coached Superoos clicked up a few gears to score 6.3 to 3.2 in the second to lead by three goals at the long break.
The Darrell Billett-coached Blues then blitzed in the third to score 6.2 to 1.3 for an 84-73 lead at a quarter to go.
Mitiamo’s big-game experience played a key factor in a frenetic final term as the Superoos added 4.4 to 2.0 to claim a 101 to 96 victory.
Jay Reynolds kicked four goals for Mitiamo as Carl Nicholson chipped in with three.
Leading goalkicker for the Blues was Charlie McGaw on four.
Mitiamo’s best were Carl Nicholson, Lee Dale, Ross Turner, Daniel Mowat, Jarryd Wiegard and Waylon Draper.
Bregon Cotchett, Charlie Ingham, Nathan Angelino, Charlie McGaw, Cody Wright and Cody Stobaus played well for the Blues.
An 11-goal haul by Marong star Brandyn Grenfell lifted his season tally to 30 as the Panthers won on Newbridge’s turf at Holloway Air Riverside Oval by 159 points.
The Linton Jacobs-coached Panthers were snarling after a home-ground defeat to Pyramid Hill and slammed on 8.1 to nil in the opening quarter.
By half-time Marong led the Maroons, 83-10.
There was little the Luke Freeman-coached Newbridge could do to stop Marong’s run through midfield and into attack as Marong went on to score 30.13 to 5.4.
Those to feature in the goalkicking frenzy included Kyle Manley, four; Nathan Devanny and Cory Jacobs, three.
Newbridge’s only multiple goalkicker was Harry Whittle on two.
The Panthers’ best were Grenfell, Ryley Taylor, Jimmy Gadsden, Kyle Manley, Jack McCaig and Justin Hynes.
Dylan Lloyd, Caleb Sanders, Harry Whittle, Logan Dixon, Mitch Hocking and Ryan Burt worked hard for Newbridge all match.
The unbeaten Pyramid Hill thumphed Maiden Gully YCW by 179 points on the Bulldogs’ ground at Mitchell Park.
Bailey George booted 10 goals for Pyramid Hill as Steve Gunther, Billy Micevski and Sebastian Relouw added three each.
It was a tough afternoon for the Eagles forwards who scored 2.4.
The Bulldogs’ best were Relouw, George, Nathan Catherwood, Micevski, Bryden Morison and Ryley Dickens.
Maiden Gully YCW’s best were Mitchell Dean, Clinton Angove, Joel Dwyer, Hamish McCartney, Nathan Murley and Ed Crisp.
Bears Lagoon Serpentine had the bye.
Loddon Valley FNL senior footy ladder:
Pyramid Hill 236 per cent, 16 points; Marong 231, 16; Mitiamo 137, 16; Inglewood 108, 12; Bridgewater 96, 8; Calivil United 90, 4; Bears Lagoon Serpentine 59, 4; Newbridge 49, 4; Maiden Gully YCW 33, 0.
Highlight of round six will be the Mitiamo and Pyramid Hill clash on the Superoos’ ground at John Forbes Oval.
Calivil United will aim to mark consecutive victories when it tackles Maiden Gully YCW at Calivil.
It will be another big test for Inglewood on home turf at Dissy Machinery Oval against Marong.
Bears Lagoon Serpentine faces Newbridge at Gadsden Finance Serpentine Reserve.
Bridgewater has the bye.
30 Brandyn Grenfell, Mar.
16 Bailey George, PH.
14 Josh Martyn, B’water; Jay Reynolds, Miti.
13 Andy Collins, B’water.
10 Jacob Greenwood, CU; Kain Robins, Mar.; Harry Whittle, New.
9 Jason Butty, MGYCW; Braidy Dickens, PH; Traiton Kendal, I’wood.
8 Lloyd Needs, B’water; Adrian Pappin, Mar.; Cody Wright, I’wood.
7 Chris Dixon, New.; Harrison Gadsden, BLS; Justin Laird, BLS; Alex Lowe, I’wood; Kyle Manley, Mar.; Lucas Matthews, Miti.; Charlie McGaw, I’wood; Richard Tibbett, Mar.
6 Steven Gunther, PH; David Johnstone, Mar.; Rhonen Maher, BLS; Billy Micevski, PH; Carl Nicholson, Miti.; Ross Turner, Miti.; Ryan Wellington, Miti.
Goals from Inglewood’s win at Calivil in round one to be updated.
Written by Nathan Dole.