LVFNL Round 16 Football Review | Inglewood warms up for long-awaited finals campaign


INGLEWOOD warmed up for a senior footy finals campaign by scoring a 44-point win against Newbridge in the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley FNL clash on Saturday.

The Darrell Billett-coached Blues won every quarter on Newbridge’s turf at Beck Legal Riverside Oval in the season’s 16th round.

Inglewood led 27-3 at quarter-time and then scored 5.4 to 4.2 in the second.

The Sam Gale and Daniel Smith-coached Newbridge struck back to win the third term, 16-12.

A six-goal last quarter completed a 110-66 victory for the Blues.

Inglewood’s attack was led by Alex Lowe and Daniel Polack on three goals.

Other multiple goalkickers were Bregon Cotchett, Traiton Kendal, Jayden Leach, Keelan Payne and Cody Wright with two.

A list of Newbridge’s goalkickers was not supplied.

Best for Inglewood were Cody Wright, Bregon Cotchett, Daniel Polack, Cody Stobaus, Callum March and Fergus Payne.

Tyler McLeod, Will Daly, Will Copland, Jack Murray, Jack Clark and Caleb Argus were Newbridge’s best.

A brilliant first half set up Calivil United’s win at home against Mitiamo.

The Anthony Dennis-coached Demons raced to a 44-10 lead by half-time.

In the third quarter it was Mitiamo which dominated play and slammed on 7.1 to 2.2.

Calivil United’s lead was just five points going into the final term.

Led by the play of Mitch Avard, Anthony Dennis and Jake Lawry the Demons turned up the heat to score 2.1 to 1.3.

A superb contest ended in a 71-62 victory for the red and blue.

Calivil United’s attack was led by Mitch Avara and Jake Lawry on two goals.

Andrew Cussen and Kobe Galvin kicked two goals each for the Superoos.

Best for Calivil United included Jack Maher, Cody Thompson and Ben Baker.

Ross Turner, Ethan Hocking, Andrew Cussen, Daniel Walters, Luke Lougoon and Dylan Clohesy were best for the Jon Varcoe-coached Mitiamo.

In the clash between third and fifth it was Bears-Lagoon Serpentine which took the points at Bridgewater.

The Justin Laird-coached BLS marked a 10th win of the season in a 94-70 result against the Mean Machine.

The Bears led 25-13 at quarter-time and then scored 5.1 to 3.2 in the second term.

The Rick Ladson-coached Bridgewater struck back to win the third quarter, 23-15, but BLS turned a 15-point buffer at the start of the last into a four-goal margin at the finish.

James Rippingale capped off many of the Bears’ moves with four goals as James Bailey, Charlie and Harry Gadsden, and coach Justin Laird added two each.

Leading goalkickers for Bridgewater were Brayden Stepien, three; and Tyler Estrada, two.

Best for Bears-Lagoon Serpentine were Bailey Harrison, Justin Laird, James Bailey, James Rippingale, Aidan Brohm and Ryan Prendergast.

Charlton Hindle, Zane Hoiles, Harry Donegan, James Naughton, Ayden McDowell and Emile Pavlich played well for the Mean Machine.

Pyramid Hill marked a 27-point win against Maiden Gully YCW at Mitchell Park.

The Bulldogs led 26-12 at quarter-time and 53-27 by the main break.

Maiden Gully YCW put in a superb defensive effort across the second half to hold the Dogs to 2.6 as it added 2.5.

At the final siren, Pyramid Hill led 71-44.

Will Perryman and Jesse Sheahan kicked four goals apiece for the Bulldogs.

The Eagles’ attack was led by Brandon Dimech and Tyler Miles on two.

Best for the Nathan Fitzpatrick-coached Pyramid Hill were Thomas Hetherington, Dylan Collis, Jesse Sheahan, Zach Alford, Tom McGregor and Jack Hickmott.

Will Noden, Tyler Miles, coach Jay McDonald, Matthew Crooks, Lachie Sobina and Ed Crisp played well for the Eagles.

Marong had the bye.

Loddon Valley FNL senior footy ladder:

Marong 589 per cent, 56 points; Pyramid Hill 180, 48; Bears-Lagoon Serpentine 115, 40; Inglewood 107, 32; Bridgewater 85, 28; Mitiamo 56, 16; Newbridge 48, 16; Calivil United 53, 8; Maiden Gully YCW 51, 8.

In next Saturday’s round 17 action, Inglewood is on home turf at Dissy Machinery Oval to tackle Pyramid Hill from 2.15pm.

Marong plays Bridgewater at East West Oval in Marong’s Malone Park where the Panthers mark their Golden Jubilee and a reunion of several premiership teams.

Maiden Gully YCW takes on Calivil United at Marist College Bendigo in Maiden Gully.

Mitiamo clashes with Bears-Lagoon Serpentine at Mitiamo’s John Forbes Oval.

Newbridge has the bye.

Leaders in the goalkicking race:

99 Brandyn Grenfell, Marong.

45 Kain Robins, Marong.

39 Josh Martyn, Bridgewater.

38 Ryley Taylor, Marong.

34 Matt Riordan, Marong.

31 Justin Laird, Bears-Lagoon Serpentine.

30 Andy Gladman, Bears-Lagoon Serpentine.

30 Charlie McGaw, Inglewood.

29 Jay Reynolds, Mitiamo.

28 Keelan Payne, Inglewood.

28 Will Perryman, Pyramid Hill.

26 Zach Alford, Pyramid Hill.

24 Bailey George, Pyramid Hill.

22 Ben Baker, Calivil United.

22 Jesse Sheahan, Pyramid Hill.

21 James Bailey, Bears-Lagoon Serpentine.

20 Nathan Devanny, Marong.

20 Jack McCaig, Marong.

19 Andrew Cussen, Mitiamo.

19 Chris Dixon, Newbridge.

18 Brandon Dimech, Maiden Gully YCW.

18 Sam Dorevitch, Inglewood.

17 Daniel Polack, Inglewood.

16 Brayden Baines, Mitiamo.

16 Harry Gadsden, Bears-Lagoon Serpentine.

15 Thomas Brennan, Pyramid Hill.

15 Kyle Manley, Marong.

15 Caleb Sanders, Newbridge.

14 Bregon Cotchett, Inglewood.

14 Mitch Dingwall, Pyramid Hill.

13 Dylan Collis, Pyramid Hill.

13 Jake Lawry, Calivil United.

13 Tyler Miles, Maiden Gully YCW.

13 Nic Naughton, Bridgewater.