Golden Square delivers message to all rivals

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GOLDEN Square dominated Sunday’s showdown with Strathfieldsaye in the fourth round of the Champions IGA-backed CVFL women’s football competition.

Storm began the round on top spot and Golden Square in third place.

By the end of their contest at Fur Life Vet Oval in Wade Street the positions had been switched.

The blue and gold led 33-nil at quarter-time and did not let up.

Storm goaled through Tameeka Morrissey in the second term, but it was to the only major as Golden Square dominated in a 16.8 (104) to 1.4 (10) victory.

Lily Campbell, Tiahna Cochrane and Andrea Wilson all kicked three goals apiece for Square.

Best for the reigning premier were Lily Campbell, Bree Heiden, Andrea Wilson, Amanda Carrod, Ella Cochrane and Sarah Baldwin.

In a match where it was outplayed, Alana Long, Angela Gamble, Maeve Tupper and Jessica Kopp played well for Strathfieldsaye.

Closest match of the round was at Weeroona Oval where Bendigo Thunder defeated Eagleahwk by 12 points.

Thunder led 13-3 at quarter-time and surged to a 20-5 lead by the long break.

Eaglehawk goaled in the third, but Thunder added two majors to lead by 20 points going into the final term.

Although the Hawks kept Thunder scoreless in the last, they added 1.2 as Thunder won 5.2 (32) to 2.8 (20).

Georgia Gordon kicked three goals for Thunder as Charlotte and Grace Edlin were on target for the Two Blues.

Thunder’s best were Jacinta Louttit, Gordon, Bridget Fellows, Shardae Sharp, Ayrlea Bailey-McClanahan and Hannah Perry.

Charlotte Edlin, Rachel Thomas, Georgina Hyett and Hannah Kerry played well for Eaglehawk.

The round kicked off under the Camp Reserve lights in Castlemaine on Saturday night as Kyneton took on Kerang.

The Tigers scored four unanswered goals in the first term and then added 5.3 to a point in the second to lead 57-1 at the main break.

Kerang’s Toni Kelly goaled in the third, but the yellow and black was too strong on the way to an 87-8 victory.

Teagan Ainslie kicked five goals for the Tigers as Jennifer Schellekens added four.

Best for Kyneton were Ursula Van Dyk, Paige Webber-Mirkin, Ainslie, Shannon White, Schellekens and Belinda Hateley.

Sophie Peacock, Jemma Meehan, Arieta Laweloa and Rachael Booth played well for Kerang.

Details from the Kangaroo Flat and North Bendigo match at Bendigo Mazda Oval in Dower Park were not supplied.

Round five kicks off next Saturday night when Kyneton and Eaglehawk meet under the Kyneton Showgrounds lights from 6pm.

Sunday’s matches are North Bendigo at home to Golden Square at Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street; Kerang takes on Kangaroo Flat at Riverside Park in Kerang; and Strathfieldsaye Storm clashes with Bendigo Thunder at Triple M Park in Tannery Lane.

All of Sunday’s games start at 2.30pm.

Written by Nathan Dole

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