Eaglehawk’s run broken by Thunder

A SEVEN game winning streak by Eaglehawk was ended by Bendigo Thunder in Sunday’s resumption of the Champions IGA-backed CVFL women’s football competition.

Beaten by Thunder by two goals in round four, Eaglehawk had rattled off seven consecutive wins.

On Sunday though it was Bendigo Thunder which reigned supreme on Eaglehawk’s turf at S & R Park in Canterbury Park.

Thunder led 15-1 at quarter-time and scored another two goals as it kept the Hawks scoreless in the second term.

Both line-ups scored a goal in the third and Thunder won the final term, 12-6 to complete a 46-13 victory.

Thunder showed it has plenty of goalscoring options as Ayrlea Bailey-McClanahan, Sharni Barker, Phoebe Cuttriss, Jacinta Louttit, Hannah Perry, Megan Williamson and Kylie Wilson were on target.

The Hawks’ goalkickers were Jasmine Burzacott and Samantha Heron.

Best for Thunder were Louttit, Williamson, Jessica Laidlaw, Emily Fitt, Perry and Cuttriss.

Taylor Bellesini, Grace Murley, Alexandra Summerfield, Kayla Manning and Rachel Thomas worked hard for Eaglehawk.

Strathfieldsaye Storm had turned its season around in recent weeks, but could not match the unbeaten Golden Square at Triple M Park in Strathfieldsaye’s Tannery Lane.

The ladder-leaders scored 2.4 to nil in the first term and then added 5.7 and kept Storm scoreless in the second term.

Storm did goal off the boot of Alana Long in the third quarter, but the powerful Golden Square added another three goals.

Tiffany Bradley kicked three goals as Ella and Tiahna Cochrance and Brea Ross added two apiece in the 13.13 (91) to 1.0 (6) victory.

Best for Golden Square were Letisha Stewart, Madeleine White, Monique Williams, Andrea Wilson, Tiffany Bradley and Sarah Baldwin.

Claire Macgill, Amy-Lee Tatt, Ireland O’Rourke, Jessica Panczel, Amy Cameron and Eliza Long played well for Storm.

Kangaroo Flat bounced back onto the winners’ list after a 130-4 result against North Bendigo at Hibo Hotel Oval in North Bendigo’s Atkins Strete.

The Roos scored six goals in the opening term and added three in the second to lead 63-1 at the long break.

It was a five-goal haul for the Flat in the third term as North Bendigo added three points.

The Roos did all the attacking in the last to compete an 18.22 (130) to 0.4 (4) victory.

Abbey Barber cut through North’s defence to kick five goals as Shelby Knoll, four, and Ruby Campbell, three, also played well in attack.

Kangaroo Flat’s best were Kelly Mensforth, Ruby Campbell, Molly Metcalf, Bridie Mathers, Abbey Barber and Shelby Knoll.

Paris Keogh-Beacom, Kayla-Brea McIntosh, Leonie Schulz, Creeley Sarah, Zoe Biggs and Mackenzie Brouwer played well for North Bendigo.

Kerang dominated the second and last quarters of its clash with Kyneton at Kerang’s Riverside Park.

The Blues led 3-1 at the first break and then slammed on 4.5 to nil in the second term.

Kyneton struck back to score two goals in the third and held Kerang to 1.2.

It was all Kerang in the final term as it added 4.6 to nil to complete a 9.16 (70) to 2.1 (13) victory.

A list of goalkickers and best players for both teams was not supplied.

Champions IGA CVFL women’s footy competition ladder:

Golden Square 931 per cent, 48 points; Eaglehawk 266, 36; Bendigo Thunder 308, 32; Kangaroo Flat 147, 20; Strathfieldsaye 96, 20; Kyneton 48, 16; Kerang 48, 16; North Bendigo 0.9, 0.

Leading goalkickers:

40 Tiahna Cochrane, GS.

38 Britney Mueck, BT.

22 Ebony Whiley, Eh.

20 Grace Edlin, Eh.

18 Shelby Knoll, KF.

17 Tameeka Morrissey, S’saye.

15 Briana Burt, BT.

14 Amanda Carrod, GS; Georgia Gordon, BT.

13 Samantha Heron, Eh.

11 Sarah Baldwin, GS; Tiffany Bradley, GS; Lily Campbell, GS; Ella Cochrane, GS; Eloise Gretgrix, KF.

Final round of the home and away series is on this weekend.

The action kicks off at 1.30pm on Saturday when Kangaroo Flat plays Kyneton at Bendigo Mazda Oval in Kangaroo Flat’s Dower Park.

All of Sunday’s matches start at 2.30pm.

North Bendigo takes on Strathfieldsaye at Hibo Hotel Oval in North Bendigo’s Atkins Street.

Golden Square has home-ground advantage at Fur Life Vet Oval in Wade Street for its match against Eaglehawk.

Bendigo Thunder and Kerang meet at Weeroona Oval in Napier Street.


Written by Nathan Dole.