Golden Square tackles Tigers under Wade Street Oval lights

NIGHT footy returns to the Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s footy competition this weekend when Golden Square plays Kyneton under the Fur Life Oval lights in Wade Street.

The Bulldogs and Tigers clash to kick off round 15 starts at 5.15pm.

Stung by a 29-16 loss on Bendigo Thunder’s ground at Weeroona Oval last Sunday, Golden Square will be fired up.

In round six, Golden Square scored a 49-point win at Kyneton Showgrounds as Jessica Cox, Liz Watkins, Arkie Donnelly and Bree Heiden were best.

Other players to watch in the Todd Deary-coached Golden Square team include Emma Gilligan, Bree Heiden, Sarah Ingram, Natasha Tile and Andrea Wilson.

Rachael Williams, Belinda Hateley, Heidi Erasmus and Teagan Ainslie worked hard for the yellow and black in the sixth round clash with Square.

The Phil Hawkes-coached Tigers have an 8-3 record and are fourth on the ladder.

The round will be completed on Sunday when North Bendigo plays Kerang at Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street, and Eaglehawk faces Bendigo Thunder on the Borough’s turf at Canterbury Park.

Both matches start at 2.30pm.

When they met in round six, Kerang led North Bendigo by 28 points when the match was called off early because of a serious injury.

Best for the Blues in that match at Kerang’s Riverside Park were Casy Unger, Donal and Tenay Fellows, and Jessica Searle.

The Bulldogs forfeited last weekend’s match at Castlemaine.

North Bendigo’s best in its most recent clash with Kyneton in Pink Round were Ashlyne McInnes, Quetta Holloway-Jinks, Eliza McKinstry, Leonie Schulz, Tyesha Rainsbury and Maddie Jelbart.

Jessica Searle, Laura Kirby, Kendall Ash, Kate Spiers, Casy Unger and Amber Dastey worked hard for the Stephen Arthur-coached Kerang in their clash with Strathfieldsaye Storm last round.

The Hawks face a big test at home against Thunder.

In last weekend’s play, Thunder beat Golden Square by 13 points at Weeroona Oval.

Britney Mueck has kicked 57 goals to lead the race for the league’s award.

Thunder’s star forward kicked five goals against Eaglehawk in round six.

Key players for the Jac Louttit-coached Thunder include captain Phoebe Cuttriss, Shelby Faulkner, Imogen Kendal , Jessica Kennedy and Megan Williamson.

The Geoff West-coached Eaglehawk will look for big games from the likes of Jasmine Burzacott, Courtney Coffey, Chloe Green, Samantha Heron, Kristal Lugosi, Kelly Mensforth and Freyja Pearce.

Castlemaine and Strathfieldsaye have the bye.


Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s football ladder:

Castlemaine 1001 per cent, 44 points; Golden Square 609, 32; Bendigo Thunder 569, 32; Kyneton 218, 32; Eaglehawk 217, 20; Strathfieldsaye 28, 12; Kerang 3, 4; North Bendigo 1, 0.


Leading goalkickers:

57 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.

12 Jasmine Burzacott, Eh; Jessica Kennedy, BT.

11 Phoebe Cuttriss, BT.


Written by Nathan Dole.