League’s top four dominate contests

ALL top four teams dominated in Saturday’s 12th round of senior footy in the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley Football Netball League.

Despite the cold and wet conditions, Bridgewater and Pyramid Hill passed the 20-goal mark.

For the second time this season, Pyramid Hill was ruthless against Calivil United.

The Bulldogs led 58-9 at half-time in the Demons’ den at 5 Star Stockfeeds Oval in Calivil.

Mitch Cheesman kicked a match-high seven goals and Braidy Dickens booted six as Pyramid Hill won 21.15 (141) TO 1.5 (11).

Brock Rogers was on target for the Demons.

Best for the Bulldogs were midfield/onballers Scott Mann, Matt Ladson and Gavin James, along with Cheesman, Adrian Holland and Billy Micevski.

Keelan Beattie, Luke Hall, Mitchell A’Vard, Jordan Lea, Jed Thompson and Sam Green worked hard for the Demons.

In round three, Pyramid Hill defeated Calivil United, 151-4 in the Bulldogs’ kennel at Mitchell Park.

Bridgewater’s gun forward Josh Martyn blitzed the Inglewood defence on the Blues’ turf at Dissy Machinery Oval.

Martyn kicked 15 goals in a best afield performance as the Mean Machine powered to a 174-34 victory.

Andy Collins chipped in with five majors for Bridgewater.

The Mean Machine led 83-15 at half-time and scored 14.7 to 3.1 in the second half.

Thomas Lake, Daniel Lloyd, Taj Rodwell, Kyle Simpson and Jack Smith were on target for Inglewood.

Bridgewater’s best included Xavier Henderson, Caillum Brady, Alex Powell, Jarrod Fitzpatrick and James Naughton.

Rodwell, Matt Rowe, Cody Stobaus, Riley Murphy, Luke Matheson and Tom Alexander were best for the Blues.

He had kicked 22 goals in his first two appearances for Marong, but Brandyn Grenfell was held to just five in the Panthers clash with Maiden Gully YCW Eagles at Discover Marong Park.

Both teams were off target in the first hour.

Marong led 4.10 to 0.6 at half-time.

The Panthers fixed their goalkicking worries to add 11.7 in the second half and the Eagles worked hard to score five goals.

Grenfell, five; Cory Jacobs, four; and Kain Robins, three, led the Panthers attack.

Sam Barnes, Tori Ferguson, Chris Howgate, Josh Worsley and Cody Wright goaled for the Eagles.

Marong’s best were Richard Tibbett, Harry Graham, Patrick Gretgrix, Corbin Fleming, Adam Ward and Cory Jacobs.

Sean Moyle, Steven Turner, Jordan Crisp, Tori Ferguson, Hamish McCartney and Howgate played well for Maiden Gully YCW.

Seven goals to one in the opening term set the foundation for Mitiamo’s victory on Newbridge’s turf at Simonds Homes Riverside Park.

The Superoos led 48-9 at quarter-time and 78-16 by the long break.

The third quarter was to be Newbridge’s best as it scored two goals and worked hard to hold the Superoos to 2.2.

Tim Brooks went on to kick a match-high four goals as Tyronie Downie and Lucas Matthews added three apiece in the 120-40 victory.

Harry Whittle booted three majors for Newbridge as Chris Dixon added two.

A list of Mitiamo’s best players was not supplied.

Logan Dixon, Harry Whittle, Ricky Cathie, Dylan Lloyd, Ash Mayo and Hugh McGillivray were Newbridge’s best.

Bears Lagoon Serpentine had the bye.

Loddon Valley FNL senior footy ladder:

Mitiamo 295 per cent, 36 points; Bridgewater 253, 32; Marong 253, 28; Pyramid Hill 229, 24; Bears Lagoon Serpentine 93, 16; Maiden Gully YCW Eagles 103, 12; Newbridge 48, 8; Calivil United 27, 4; Inglewood 13, 0.

There’s a new leader in the goalkicking race as Josh Martyn has charged to the top on 49.

Next best are Pyramid Hill’s Braidy Dickens, 46; Marong’s Kain Robins, 41; Pyramid Hill’s Bailey George, 28; and Mitiamo’s Brandyn Grenfell and Mitiamo’s Tyrone Downie locked on 27 goals.

The 13th round will be highlighted by the Pyramid Hill and Marong clash at Pyramid Hill’s Mitchell Park.

Bridgewater takes on Newbridge at Bridgewater Bakehouse Oval.

Inglewood and Bears Lagoon Serpentine meet at Inglewood’s Dissy Machinery Oval.

Mitiamo faces Calivil United at Mitiamo’s John Forbes Oval.

Maiden Gully YCW Eagles has the bye.


Written by Nathan Dole.