Golden Square rules in wet conditions at Eaglehawk

DESPITE wayward kicking for goal, Golden Square scored a 22-point victory on Eaglehawk’s turf in Friday night’s start to round four in the Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s football competition.

Square was too strong for Eaglehawk in the wet conditions at Canterbury Park.

The blue and gold scored 1.5 to nil in the first quarter and led 2.8 to 1.1 at half-time.

Defences were well on top in the third term as the Hawks worked hard to keep Golden Square scoreless, a feat which has rarely happened against the Bulldogs in the CVFL.

The Borough was within 11 points at a quarter to go, but Square lifted to score 1.5 to nil in the last to complete a 3.13 (31) to 1.3 (9) victory.

Goalkickers for Golden Square were Emily Collins, Marnie Gudge and Michelle McCready.

The in-form Freyja Pearce goaled for the Hawks.

Best for Golden Square were Andrea Wilson, Charlotte Beavan, Liz Watkins, Carly Geary, Arkie Donnelly and Bree Heiden.

The Borough’s best were Drew Ryan, Kirstin Shaw, Lily den Houting, Courtney Coffey, Grace Murley and Molly Metcalf.

Another match was played under lights on Friday as Castlemaine faced Strathfieldsaye at Camp Reserve.

The Magpies dominated every quarter on home turf.

Castlemaine racked up goal tallies of four, seven, six and four in the quarter on its way to a 21.18 (144) to 0.0 (0) victory.

The classy Shelby Knoll followed up with a seven-goal haul as Meg Ginnivan, three; Ella Cochrane, Jemma Finning and Meg Tong, two each; capitalised on the Magpies dominance in the onball duels and through midfield.

Best players were not supplied.

The round was completed on Sunday afternoon when Kyneton faced North Bendigo at Kyneton Showgrounds.

Led by a six-goal haul by Shannon Prenderast, Kyneton scored 20.15 (135) to a point.

The Tigers scored four goals in the opening term, six and six in quarters two and three, and four in the last.

Other multiple goalkickers for the yellow and black were Emma Williams, four; Jane Rolls, Jordan Savoia and Ursula van Dyk, two each.

Best for Kyneton were Shannon Prendergast, Taylah Moore, Elizabeth Whittem, Emma Williams, Ursula van Dyk, and Heidi Erasmus.

Leonie Schulz, Mikala Creely, Ouetta Holloway-Jinks, Sophie Perkins, Taylah Nicholson and Teagan Stuchbery worked hard for North Bendigo.

Bendigo Thunder and Kerang had the bye.

Roud five kicks off Friday night when Golden Square takes on Bendigo Thunder from 6.30pm at Fur Life Oval in Wade Street.

On Sunday, North Bendigo plays Castlemaine at Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street, and Strathfieldsaye tackles Kerang at Triple M Park in Tannery Lane.

Both matches start at 2.30pm.

Eaglehawk and Kyneton have the bye.


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

Bendigo Thunder 13,500 per cent, 12 points; Castlemaine 2437, 12; Kyneton 322, 12; Golden Square 2060, 8; Eaglehawk 705, 8; Strathfieldsaye 1.9, 0; North Bendigo 0.8, 0; Kerang 0, 0.


Leading goalkickers:

22 Britney Mueck, BT.

17 Shelby Knoll, Cm.

9 Meg Ginnivan, Cm; Shannon Prendergast, Kyn.

8 Freyha Pearce, Eh.

7 Georgia Gordon, BT; Samantha Heron, Eh; Lily McNair, Cm; Taylah Moore, Kyn.

6 Lily McNair, Cm.

5 Jasmine Burzacott, Eh; Tia Davidge, Cm; Emily Collins, GS; Jemma Finning, Cm; Michelle McCready, GS.

4 Sharni Barker, BT; Ella Cochrane, Cm; Phoebe Cuttriss, BT; Lily den Houting, Eh; Jessica Kennedy, BT; Michelle McCready, GS; Shae-Lee Murphy-Burke, BT.

3 Amanda Carrod, GS; Emily Cooper, Cm; Charlotte Edlin, Eh;  Heidi Erasmus, Kyn.;  Natalie Korfinsky, Kyn.; Jac Louttit, BT; Kristal Lugosi, Eh; Mia Ward, GS; Monique Williams, GS.


Written by Nathan Dole.