Kerang marks first victory of the season

KERANG marked its first victory of the Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s football competition.

The Blues were on home turf at Kerang’s Riverside Park to play North Bendigo in the season’s sixth round.

Led by the play of Casy Unger, Donal and Tenay Fellows, Kerang raced to a 21-nil lead by quarter-time.

The Blues added another goal in the second as the Bulldogs scored two points.

Defences were well on top in the second half as Kerang added a point and North Bendigo was scoreless.

At the final siren, Kerang led 4.6 (30) to 0.2 (2).

The Blues’ best included Jessica Searle, Sophie Peacock and Sarah Ride.

North Bendigo’s best player was Tegan Stuchbery.


The round kicked off Saturday night when Kyneton played Golden Square under the Kyneton Showgrounds lights.

After a low-scoring first half, Golden Square led 16-1 at the break.

The blue and gold upped the pressure and run in the third term to score 4.2 to a point.

Golden Square went on to win the contest with the yellow and black, 9.9 (63) to 2.2 (14).

Gemma Free was the only multiple goalkicker for the Bulldogs on two.

Best for Golden Square were Jessica Cox, Liz Watkins, Arkie Donnelly, Bree Heiden, Amanda Carrod and Emily Collins.

The Tigers’ best were Rachael Williams, Belinda Hateley, Heidi Erasmus, Teagan Ainslie, Peta T., and Jordan Savoia.


On Sunday, Bendigo Thunder rolled to a 57-15 win against Eaglehawk at Weeroona Oval.

Thunder led 17-6 at quarter-time and 30-7 by the main break.

Led by the play of Jessica Kennedy, Megan Williamson and Hannah Perry, Thunder won the second half, 27-8.

The classy Britney Mueck led the attack on five goals.

Lily den Houting kicked both of the Hawks’ goals.

Thunder’s best included Abbey Barber, Jessica Gould and Imogen Kendal.

Kelly Mensforth, Courtney Coffey, Kristal Lugosi, Freyja Pearce and Chloe Green were Eaglehawk’s best.


Castlemaine and Strathfieldsaye had the bye.


This Sunday 1:30pm and the QEO, the Champions IGA CVFL Women’s will host the Northern Country Football League in a much anticipated interleague clash.

The exciting match will see the best players in the CVFL Women’s represent the Central Victorian region.

There will be an open training session Friday night at the QEO also.

We encourage the football community to get behind the match on Sunday and watch our stars of the Women’s league.


Round seven kicks off the May 28th on Friday night at Fur Life Oval in Golden Square’s Wade Street.

A highlight of Indigenous Round will be the Golden Square and Castlemaine match from 6.30pm at the Wade Street ground.

On Saturday, Eaglehawk plays Kyneton under the Canterbury Park lights from 5.15pm.

The round will be completed on Sunday when North Bendigo takes on Strathfieldsaye at Hibo Hotel Oval in North Bendigo’s Atkins Street from 2.30pm.

Bendigo Thunder and Kerang have the bye.


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

Castlemaine 2427 per cent, 16 points; Bendigo Thunder 1008, 16; Golden Square 827, 16; Kyneton 193, 12; Eaglehawk 297, 8; Strathfieldsaye 18, 4; Kerang 8, 4; North Bendigo 1, 0.


Although the Magpies had a break from playing for premiership points in the CVFL competition, Castlemaine did play Mount Alexander Falcons in Saturday night’s practice match at Camp Reserve.

Next match in the practice match series will be on May 29 when Mount Alexander Falcons play Kerang at Harcourt Recreation Reserve.


Written by Nathan Dole.