Brandyn Grenfell targets 150th goal for Marong
MARONG star Brandyn Grenfell has the 150-goal mark in his sights after he broke the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley Football Netball League’s senior goalkicking record on Saturday.
Grenfell’s tally of six in the round 17 win against Calivil United lifted his season tally to 143 and passed a 40-year record of 140 set by Bridgewater star Peter Collins in the 1982 season.
The Linton Jacobs-coached Marong dominated Saturday’s clash with the Demons at Malone Park.
The Panthers led 41-nil at quarter-time and 77-12 by the main break on the way to a 137-14 victory.
Grenfell kicked a match-high six goals while Michelsen medallist during his time at Eaglehawk, Kain Robins booted four goals in a best afield performance.
Lachlan Brook and Evan Ritchie goaled for the red and blue.
Marong’s best include Nathan Devanny, Jimmy Gadsden, Justin Hynes, David Johnstone and Lachlan Lee.
On a tough afternoon for the Jack Daley-coached Demons it was Alex Daniels, Jake Lawry, Lachlan Brook, Evan Ritchie, Blair Richards and Lachlan McAllister who were best.
Bears Lagoon Serpentine withstood a spirited second half fightback by Inglewood to score an 11-point win at Inglewood’s Dissy Machinery Oval.
The Bears led 45-22 at half-time and 62-44 at a quarter to go.
The Darrell Billett-coached Blues lifted to win the last term, 21-14, but it was the Bears who marked their seventh win of the season.
Andy Gladman kicked three goals and James Bailey added two in a 76-65 victory for BLS.
The Blues’ attack was led by Charlie McGaw, three; Bregon Cotchett and Jasper McClelland, two.
Best for the Justin Laird-coached Bears were Josh Walsh, Harry Gadsden, Darcy Poulter, James Bailey, Josh Taig and Miggy Podosky.
Charlie McGaw, Tom Kennedy, Luke Matheson, Nathan Angelino, Charlie Ingham and Jasper McClelland played well for Inglewood.
Bridgewater won a hard-fought contest on Maiden Gully YCW Eagles turf at Marist College Bendigo by 20 points.
The Rick Ladson-coached Bridgewater led 46-34 at half-time and had built a 20-point buffer at a quarter to play.
Both teams scored 3.2 in the last term as the Mean Machine won 88-68.
Andy Collins kicked a match-high four goals for Bridgewater as Josh Martyn added three and Tim Wood chipped in with two.
The Eagles’ attack was led by Matt Gilmore on three and Brayden Aitken with two.
The consistent Callum Prest and Harry Donegan were Bridgewater’s best, along with Darcy Wood, Cameron Ross, Emile Pavlich and Andy Collins.
Damian Wust, Jessi Lampi, Corey Walsh, Nathan Murley, Brayden Aitken and Hunter McDonald were best for the Wayne Mitrovic-coached Eagles.
A week after a stunning three-point victory on Bridgewater’s ground, Newbridge was floored by the powerful Pyramid Hill at Holloway Air Riverside Oval in Newbridge.
The Nathan Fitzpatrick-coached Pyramid Hill led 68-1 at half-time and then slammed on 8.5 in the third as Caleb Sanders kicked Newbridge’s only goal of the contest.
A Pyramid Hill attack led by Dylan Collis, six goals; Bailey George, five; Seb Relouw, four; Braidy Dickens and Billy Micevski, three; Mitch Cheesman and Will Perryman, two, was in hot form.
The Bulldogs kicked on to win 176-7 as Seb Relouw, Dylan Collis, captain Steven Gunther, Gavin James, Billy Micevski and Jack Timmins were best.
Tough on-baller Caleb Argus played another fine game to be Newbridge’s best.
Will Daly, Tyler McLeod, Cameron Grant, Ash Mayo and Chris Dixon worked hard for the Luke Freeman-coached Maroons.
Loddon Valley FNL senior footy ladder:
Marong 351 per cent, 60 points; Pyramid Hill 273, 56; Mitiamo 125, 40; Bridgewater 113, 36; Bears Lagoon Serpentine 73, 28; Maiden Gully YCW 62, 16; Newbridge 47, 16; Inglewood 56, 12; Calivil United 54, 8.
143 Brandyn Grenfell, Mar.
54 Bailey George, PH.
52 Josh Martyn, B’water.
37 Kain Robins, Mar.
36 Jason Butty, MGYCW.
35 Andy Collins, B’water; Andy Gladman, BLS.
33 Chris Dixon, New.
32 Jay Reynolds, Miti.
31 Braidy Dickens, PH; Ryley Taylor, Mar.
29 Jacob Greenwood, CU.
28 Steven Gunther, PH.
25 Ryan Wellington, Miti.
24 Nathan Devanny, Mar.; Justin Laird, BLS.
23 Mitch Cheesman, PH; Charlie McGaw, I’wood.
20 Seb Relouw, PH.
The home and away series will be completed this Saturday.
Bridgewater and Mitiamo will warm up for another finals campaign when the fierce rivals clash at Bridgewater Recreation Reserve.
Pyramid Hill is on home turf at Mitchell Park to play Inglewood.
Calivil United tackles Newbridge in the Demons’ den at Calivil Recreation Reserve.
Bears Lagoon Serpentine and Maiden Gully YCW Eagles do battle at Gadsden Finance Serpentine Reserve.
Marong has a bye and then another rest before it kicks off its finals campaign in the August 27 second semi-final.
Written by Nathan Dole.