CVFL Seniors Review


Golden Square shines under lights against Sandhurst

GOLDEN Square shone under the Fur Life Oval lights to win Saturday night’s seventh round match against Sandhurst in the Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s footy league.

A new chapter in the great rivalry between the clubs kicked off as they met in a senior women’s match for the first time.

The clash followed the senior men’s match between the Bulldogs and Dragons for the Ron Best Memorial Shield at the Wade Street ground.

In the women’s match it was Golden Square which made a brilliant start.

The Nathan Manuel-coached team scored 4.3 to nil in the opening term.

It was a closely-fought second quarter as Sandhurst goaled through captain Ruby Campbell and the blue and gold added 1.3.

By half-time Golden Square led 36-6.

A far more experienced Golden Square team took charge in the second half.

The blue and gold scored three goals in the third and another three in the last to complete a 76-6 win against the Andrew Saladino-coached Sandhurst.

Paynton Jolliffe continued her impressive form in attack by kicking six goals as Gemma Free added three.

Best for Golden Square were Courtney Hingston, Gemma Roberts, Victoria Winstanley, captain Liz Watkins, Paynton Jolliffe and Carly Geary.

A tally of 29 goals has Jolliffe equal leader of the goalkicking race with Castlemaine’s Eloise Gretgrix.

Ruby Campbell, Chloe Taylor, Chloe Naughton, Kate Shallard, Amanda Carrod and Lucy Harrison played well for the maroon and blue.

Eaglehawk marked 46 scoring shots in Friday night’s home game against Winslow White Hills Demons at Canterbury Park.

The Hawks raced to a 47-nil lead by quarter-time and then scored 5.5 in the second.

Inspired by the play of co-coach Molly Metcalf and Shelby Faulkner in attack, Eaglehawk kicked on to record a 22.24 (156) to 0.0 (0) victory.

Metcalf kicked eight goals as Faulkner booted five and Caitlin Evans chipped in with four.

Best for a Borough line-up jointly coached by Geoff West included Jess Dover, Cass Coleman, Caitlin Evans and Olivia Murley.

Oakley Turner, Kayla Ash, Hannah Ripper, Daisy Gee, Jordana Bassin and Kadeisha Smith worked hard for the Phil Murley-coached White Hills.

North Bendigo celebrated its first victory of the season in Friday night’s match against Marong.

The Ross Egleton-coached North Bendigo was on home turf at Bendigo Club Oval in Atkins Street to play the Panthers under lights.

The red, white and blue led 23-nil by half-time.

Maddie Jelbart, Kira Gibbons and Ajay Turner won plenty of possessions as North Bendigo kicked on to win 7.10 (52) to nil.

Alisha Lourie led the attack on two goals.

Best for North Bendigo included Ella Dobell, Maddison Hargreaves-Hale and Nicole Brannan.

Cody Clark, Hannah Cue, Crystal Clark, Caitlin Shaw, Bianca Bourke and Amelia Barker worked hard for a Marong team jointly coached by David Blume and Jimmy Evenden.

On Sunday it was Woorinen which marked another trip south by winning its clash on Bendigo Thunder’s turf at Weeroona Oval by 19 points.

The Katelyn Hazlett-coached Woorinen led 15-8 at quarter-time and 29-18 by the long break.

In the third it was the Mick McInnes-coached Thunder which drew within a goal after it scored 2.1 to 1.2.

The Tigers regained control to win the final term, 13-nil, and the match, 50-31.

Leonie Schulz kicked three goals for Woorinen as Brydi Lewis chipped in with two.

There were no multiple goalkickers for Thunder.

Best for Woorinen were Samantha Johnston, Katelyn Hazlett, Sophie McClelland, Leonie Schulz, Sheridan Gallagher and Jenna Bannam.

Bendigo Thunder’s best were Emily Galtieri, Jessica Jackson, Shae-Lee Murphy-Burke, Tracey Anderson, Lucy El Hage and Laura Stilo.

Castlemaine had the bye.

Standings in the Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s footy competition:

Castlemaine 811 per cent, 24 points; Golden Square 673, 20; Woorinen 297, 20; Eaglehawk 183, 16; Sandhurst 115, 12; Bendigo Thunder 72, 12; North Bendigo 20, 4; White Hills 16, 4; Marong 2, 0.

Round eight will be played next Sunday.

Sandhurst takes on Eaglehawk at Queen Elizabeth Oval from 1pm.

Winslow White Hills Demons are home at Winslow Constructors Oval in Scott Street to play North Bendigo from 1pm.

Woorinen host Golden Square at Woorinen Recreation Reserve from 1pm.

Marong faces Castlemaine at Marong’s Malone Park from 1.30pm.

Bendigo Thunder has the bye.

Leading goalkickers:

29 Eloise Gretgrix, Castlemaine.

29 Paynton Jolliffe, Golden Square.

25 Brydi Lewis, Woorinen.

19 Isabella Ayre, Golden Square.

19 Samantha Johnston, Woorinen.

18 Molly Metcalf, Eaglehawk.

17 Chelsea Reeves, Sandhurst.

15 Tiahna Cochrane, Castlemaine.

15 Tenay Fellows, Woorinen.

13 Jenna Bannam, Woorinen.

11 Victoria Winstanley, Golden Square.

10 Brianna Burt, Castlemaine.

10 Lily Campbell, Sandhurst.

10 Rachael Stubbings, Castlemaine.

10 Aisling Tupper, Castlemaine.

9 Tiffany Bradley, Castlemaine.

9 Freda Wosomo, Woorinen.

8 Amanda Carrod, Sandhurst.

8 Kate Douglass, Golden Square.

8 Sienna Hobbs, Eaglehawk.

7 Caitlin Evans, Eaglehawk.

7 Taylah Moore, Golden Square.

7 Lacey Nihill, Sandhurst.

6 Shelby Faulkner, Eaglehawk.

6 Courtney Hingston, Golden Square.

6 Tania Kerrison, Golden Square.

6 Sasha Pearce, White Hills.