GOLDEN Square broke Bendigo Thunder’s unbeaten run in Friday night’s start to round five in the Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s football competition.
The clash between two of the league’s best was played under lights at Fur Life Oval in Golden Square’s Wade Street.
The home team led 9-0 at quarter-time and then added 2.1 to just three points in the second to hold a 19-point buffer in the third quarter.
Thunder struck back to keep Square scoreless in the third, but the margin was reduced by both teams.
Both teams added a goal apiece in the last term as the blue and gold won 4.5 (29) to 1.6 (12).
Goalkickers for Golden Square were Emily Collins, two; Natasha Tile and Mia Ward.
Katelyn Hazlett kicked Thunder’s major.
Best for Golden Square were Sarah Ingram, Andrea Wilson, Bree Heiden, Liz Watkins, Amanda Carrod and Monique Williams.
Thunder’s best were Sharni Barker, Megan Williamson, Jacqui Graham, Phoebe Cuttriss, Jessica Kennedy and Jac Louttit.
Strathfieldsaye marked its first victory of the season after the long trek north on Sunday to play Kerang at Riverside Park.
Storm made a brilliant start and led 23-1 at quarter-time and 43-2 by the long break.
The Jake Donegan-coached Strathfieldsaye did not ease up the pressure or run as it scored 3.2 to nil in the third term and 3.4 to nil in the final quarter.
Britt Tangey booted four goals in the 12.13 (85) to 0.2 (2) victory.
Storm’s best included Jessica Koop, Britt Tangey, Molly Pianta, Lahni Stephens and Lucy Gorrie.
Kerang’s best were Sarah Ride, Kendall Ash, Jedda Birch, Jessica Searle and Hayley Maher.
After just four matches in the league, Castlemaine has taken top spot on the ladder.
The Magpies soared to a 144-6 victory in Sunday’s match on North Bendigo’s ground at Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street.
Castlemaine led 37-6 at quarter-time and then added 16.11 to nil across the next three quarters.
Goalkickers were not supplied.
Best for the Magpies were Shelby Knoll, Victoria Christie, Tia Davidge, Meg Ginnivan, Bridie Semmens and Emily Cooper.
Kayla-Brea McIntosh, Maddie Jelbart, Leonie Schulz, Teagan Stuchbery, Cassandra Coughlan and Quetta Holloway-Jinks played well for North Bendigo.
Eaglehawk and Kyneton had the bye.
Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s footy ladder:
Castlemaine 2427 per cent, 16 points; Bendigo Thunder 1303, 12; Golden Square 1068, 12; Kyneton 322, 12; Eaglehawk 705, 8; Strathfieldsaye 18, 4; North Bendigo 1.4, 0; Kerang 0.5, 0.
Round six kicks off this Saturday with the clash between Kyneton and Golden Square from 5.15pm at Kyneton Showgrounds.
Matches on Sunday start at 2.30pm and will be Kerang at home to North Bendigo at Riverside Park, and Thunder up against Eaglehawk at Weeroona Oval.
Castlemaine and Strathfieldsaye have the bye.
Written by Nathan Dole.