EAGLEHAWK kicked off the Champions IGA-backed Central Victoria Football women’s league in style on Saturday night.
The Hawks took on Kangaroo Flat under lights at Canterbury Park.
Eaglehawk led 21-12 at half-time and then kicked away to lead by 22 points at a quarter to go.
The Kangaroos bounced back to score 2.2 to 0.1 in the final term, but it was the Two Blues who triumphed, 5.5 (35) to 4.2 (26).
Charlotte Edlin and Ebony Whiley kicked two goals apiece for Eaglehawk as the Roos had four goalkickers.
Best for the Hawks were Grace Edlin, Taylor Bellesini, Charlotte Edlin and Emily Field.
Kangaroo Flat’s best were Chloe Green, Brit Jackson, Molly Metcalf and Ruby Campbell.
In Sunday’s play, Kyneton was ruthless against North Bendigo at Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street.
The Tigers had 27 shots on goal and kept the Bulldogs scoreless in an 8.19 (67) to 0.0 (0) result.
Teagan Ainslie kicked three goals for Kyneton as Belinda Hateley, Ursula Van Dyk, Ainslie, Shannon White and Jordan Savoia starred for the yellow and black.
North Bendigo’s best were Alyssa Johnstone, Leonie Schulz, Laura Douglas and Lindsay Arthur.
Strathfieldsaye was too strong for league newcomer, Kerang at Triple M Park in Tannery Lane.
The Storm led 43-2 at half-time and did not let up in an 81-9 victory.
Tameeka Morrissey was in hot form as she kicked six goals.
Storm team-mates Alana Long and Ireland O’Rourke chipped in with two apiece.
Honours for Kerang’s first goal in the AFLCVW went to Toni Kelly.
Strathfieldsaye’s best were Roweena Ilsley, Emily Galtieri, Tameeka Morrissey, Maeve Tupper and Alana Long.
Best for Kerang were Jemma Meehan, Sophie Peacock, Jayde Maney and Melany Monro.
Undefeated champions in 2019, Golden Square started the season in strong form.
The blue and gold took on Bendigo Thunder at Fur Life Vet Oval in Wade Street.
Golden Square raced to a 23-nil lead by quarter-time.
Thunder struck back to score two goals in the second term, but it was the Bulldogs who led 30-14 at the long break.
Led by the play of Bree Heiden, Tiahna Cochrane, Amanda Carrod and Madeleine White it was Golden Square which kicked away in a 47-23 result.
Goals and best for Bendigo Thunder were not supplied.
Round two will be played this Sunday from 2.30pm.
Kyneton and Strathfieldsaye will aim for consecutive victories when they clash at Kyneton Showgrounds.
Kerang hosts Eaglehawk at Riverside Park in Kerang.
Bendigo Thunder tackles North Bendigo at Weeroona Oval in Napier Street.
The match between Kangaroo Flat and Golden Square is scheduled for May 22 at Bendigo Mazda Oval in Kangaroo Flat’s Dower Park.
Written by Nathan Dole