Golden Square outplays Hawks in Pink Round
GOLDEN Square passed the century mark as it beat Eaglehawk in Friday night’s start to Pink Round for the Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s football competition.
The second-placed Golden Square had home advantage under lights at Fur Life Oval in Wade Street and raced to a 52-12 lead by half-time of the round 13 clash.
Led by the play of Brea Ross, Sarah Ingram and Keely Hare, the team in blue and gold went on to win 15.13 (103) to 4.1 (25).
Leading goalkickers for the Bulldogs were Keely Hare, four; Tegan Williams, three; Emily Collins and Brea Ross, two.
The Hawks’ goalkickers were Jasmine Burzacott, Anya Cardilini, Samantha Heron and Drew Ryan.
Best for the Todd Deary-coached Golden Square included Tegan Williams, Amanda Carrod and Jessica Cox.
Freyja Pearce, Kayla Cox, Kirstin Shaw, Courtney Coffey, Samantha Heron and Lucy Dawe played well for the Geoff West-coached Hawks.
At five rounds to go in the home and away series, Eaglehawk is two wins adrift of the fourth-placed Bendigo Thunder.
North Bendigo marked its best defensive efforts of the season as the Bulldogs held Kyneton to eight goals in Sunday’s match at Hibo Hotel Oval in North Bendigo’s Atkins Street.
The Phil Hawkes-coached Kyneton was astray in attack as it scored 8.19 (67).
Kira Gibbons goaled for the Bulldogs in the second quarter as the Tigers went on to win by 61 points.
Goalkickers and best for Kyneton were not supplied.
Best for the Ricky Crotty-coached North Bendigo were Ashlyne McInnes, Quetta Holloway-Jinks, Eliza McKinstry, Leonie Schulz, Tyesha Rainsbury and Maddie Jelbart.
The unbeaten Castlemaine scored a 110-nil victory on Strathfieldsaye Storm’s turf at Triple M Park in Tannery Lane.
Magpies’ captain Meg Ginnivan and the in-form Shelby Knoll kicked four goals apiece as Bridie Semmens added two.
A best afield performance by Aisling Tupper included two goals.
Tia Davidge, Michelle Barkla, Meg Ginnivan, Jessica Ross and Lily McMahon were among the best for the Tiahna Cochrane-coached Castlemaine.
A list of best players for the Jake Donegan-coached Storm was not supplied.
Bendigo Thunder and Kerang had the bye.
Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s footy ladder:
Castlemaine 1000 per cent, 40 points; Golden Square 758, 32; Kyneton 218, 32; Bendigo Thunder 607, 28; Eaglehawk 217, 20; Strathfieldsaye 18, 8; Kerang 3, 4; North Bendigo 1, 0.
In next Sunday’s round 14 action, Bendigo Thunder takes on Golden Square at Weeroona Oval in Napier Street.
Castlemaine faces North Bendigo at Camp Reserve.
Strathfieldsaye and Kerang clash at Triple M Park in Tannery Lane.
All matches start at 2.30pm.
Eaglehawk and Kyneton have the bye.
55 Britney Mueck, BT.
49 Shelby Knoll, Cm.
25 Meg Ginnivan, Cm.
22 Keely Hare, GS.
21 Shannon Prendergast, Kyn.
16 Emily Collins, GS.
15 Georgia Gordon, BT; Samantha Heron, Eh.
In the CVFL practice match series, Kyneton hosts Mount Alexander from 5.15pm on Saturday at Tigerland in Kyneton Showgrounds.
Written by Nathan Dole.