LVFNL Round 14 Football Review | Mitiamo’s hot run keeps rolling


MITIAMO’S winning streak kept rolling in Saturday’s 14th round of senior footy in the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley FNL season.

The Jon Varcoe-coached Superoos made a hot start to lead 43-6 at quarter-time of the clash on Newbridge’s turf at Beck Legal Riverside Oval.

Chasing a third win in a row, Mitiamo scored 6.7 in the first term.

Newbridge hit back to scored 2.4 to just three points in the second.

Both teams added two goals in the third quarter.

Mitiamo then slammed on five straight goals and kept the Maroons to 1.3 in the last to record a 94-46 victory.

Andrew Cussen, Kobe Galvin and Jay Reynolds kicked three goals for the Superoos as Brayden Baines added two.

Newbridge’s attack was led by Caleb Sanders with three.

Best for Mitiamo were Doug Thomas, Andrew Cussen, Luke Lougoon, Ross Turner, Josh Diss and Zac Morrison.

Caleb Argus, Angus Fortune, Dylan Lloyd, Caleb Sanders, Tyler McLeod and Matt Giri were best for the Sam Gale and Daniel Smith-coached Newbridge.

A 13-goal haul by Marong’s Brandyn Grenfell has lifted his season tally to 94.

The Linton Jacobs-coached Marong marked a 169-42 victory against Calivil United in the Panthers’ den at Malone Park.

Marong led 44-15 at quarter-time and 79-22 by the long break.

In the third the Panthers scored 9.4 to 3.1.

A tally of 6.6 by the Anthony Dennis-coached Demons was a dramatic improvement on when they scored just two behinds against Marong in round five.

Other multiple goalkickers for Marong on Saturday were Kain Robins, three; Michael Bradbury and Pat Gretgrix, two.

Goalkickers for the Demons were Ben Baker, Lachlan Brook, Jake Lawry, Jayden Manderson, Kane Newton and Tom Martin.

Best for the Panthers were Brandyn Grenfell, Lachlan Lee, Will Gadsden, Jack McCaig, Michael Bradbury and Richard Tibbett.

Jack Maher, Cody Thompson, Anthony Dennis, Jordan Lea, Evan Ritchie and Mitch Avard played well for Calivil United.

Pyramid Hill bounced back from a 20-goal loss to Marong the previous round to dominate play on Bridgewater’s turf.

The Nathan Fitzpatrick-coached Bulldogs led 10-7 at quarter-time and 34-13 by the main break.

A tally of four goals as it kept the Mean Machine to just two majors in the third meant Pyramid Hill held a 37-point lead going into the final quarter.

In the last, Pyramid Hill slammed on 8.4 to nil to complete a 112-23 victory.

Jesse Sheahan kicked a match-high five goals as Seb Relouw added three.

Best for the Bulldogs were Billy Micevski, Zach Alford, Jesse Sheahan, Zac Dingwall, Seb Relouw and Declan Slingo.

Jack Symons, James Naughton, Harry Donegan, Darcy Wood, Oscar Horan and Charlton Hindle worked hard for the Rick Ladson-coached Bridgewater.

Inglewood also struck back from defeat to mark a 96-49 win against Maiden Gully YCW at Marist College Bendigo.

The Blues led 25-9 at quarter-time and scored 6.2 to 1.1 in the second to be well in control.

Maiden Gully YCW hit back to win the third term, 18-12.

A closely-fought final quarter went the way of the Blues, 21-15, to complete a 96-49 result.

Keelan Payne kicked six goals as Traiton Kendal and Matt Rowe added two each for the Blues.

Brandon Dimech booted four goals for Maiden Gully YCW.

Best for Inglewood were Cody Wright, Gabe Nevins, Keelan :Payne, Thomas Kennedy, Callum March and Matt Rowe.

Tyler Miles, Brandon Dimech, Caleb Flood, Hamish McCartney, coach Jay McDonald, and Daniel Bice were best for the Eagles.

Bears-Lagoon Serpentine had the bye.

Loddon Valley FNL senior footy ladder:

Marong 588 per cent, 52 points; Pyramid Hill 172, 40; Bears-Lagoon Serpentine 130, 36; Inglewood 104, 28; Bridgewater 84, 24; Mitiamo 60, 16; Newbridge 44, 12; Calivil United 51, 8; Maiden Gully YCW 48, 8.

Highlight of next Saturday’s round 15 action will be Bears-Lagoon Serpentine against Marong at Gadsden Finance Serpentine Reserve.

Calivil United tackles Bridgewater at Calivil Recreation Reserve.

Pyramid Hill and Mitiamo clash at Pyramid Hill’s Mitchell Park.

Newbridge is on home turf at Beck Legal Riverside Oval to play Maiden Gully YCW.

Inglewood has the bye.

Leaders in the goalkicking race:

94 Brandyn Grenfell, Marong.

45 Kain Robins, Marong.

39 Josh Martyn, Bridgewater.

36 Ryley Taylor, Marong.

34 Matt Riordan, Marong.

30 Charlie McGaw, Inglewood.

29 Andy Gladman, Bears-Lagoon Serpentine.

29Jay Reynolds, Mitiamo.

27 Justin Laird, Bears-Lagoon Serpentine.

26 Keelan Payne, Inglewood.

24 Bailey George, Pyramid Hill.

23 Zach Alford, Pyramid Hill.

20 Jack McCaig, Marong.

20 Will Perryman, Pyramid Hill.

19 James Bailey, Bears-Lagoon Serpentine.

19 Ben Baker, Calivil United.

18 Andrew Cussen, Mitiamo.

18 Sam Dorevitch, Inglewood.

17 Nathan Devanny, Marong.

15 Thomas Brennan, Pyramid Hill.

15 Brandon Dimech, Maiden Gully YCW.

15 Chris Dixon, Newbridge.