BY NATHAN DOLE
INGLEWOOD has marked a hat-trick of senior footy wins in the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley FNL season.
The Blues charged clear of Maiden Gully YCW Eagles in Saturday’s round five clash at Inglewood’s Dissy Machinery Oval.
After an inaccurate first half in which it scored 3.13, Inglewood held a 12-point buffer at half-time of the contest.
The Darrell Billett-coached Blues slammed on 8.3 to 1.2 in the third to put the result beyond doubt.
A tally of 10 goalkickers in a 102-53 victory was led by Sam Dorevitch, Keelan Payne, Daniel Polack and Nick Silvestro on two each.
Eagles’ vice-captain Tyler Miles kicked two goals.
Best for Inglewood were Sam Dorevitch, Cody Wright, Nick Silvestro, Fergus Payne, Alex Lowe and Gabe Nevins.
Grayson Brown, Matthew Crooks, Hamish McCartney, coach Jay McDonald, Ed Crisp and assistant coach Damian Wust were best for the Eagles.
A second-quarter blitz put Pyramid Hill in control of its clash with Bridgewater on the Bulldogs’ ground at Mitchell Park.
The Bulldogs led 26-7 at quarter-time and then scored 5.6 to 2.1 in the second term to lead by seven goals at the main break.
It was an evenly fought second half which Pyramid Hill won 47-43 to complete a 109-63 victory.
Thomas Brennan, Dylan Collis and Mitch Dingwall kicked three goals as captain Steven Gunther and Jack Woodward added two.
Bridgewater captain Josh Martyn kicked a match-high four goals.
Best for the Nathan Fitzpatrick-coached Bulldogs were Dylan Collis, Zach Alford, Thomas Brennan, Adrian Holland, Steven Gunther and Jack Woodward.
Harry Donegan, Jack Symons, Ben Derrick, Brayden Stepien, Charlton Hindle and Nic Hall played well for the Rick Ladson-coached Bridgewater.
Mitiamo celebrated its first victory of the ’23 season after it outscored Newbridge in all of the final three terms.
The Jon Varcoe-coached Superoos were down 22-27 at quarter-time of the match on their ground at John Forbes Oval.
Mitiamo hit back to win the second, 5.3 to 1.3, and then won a closely-fought third quarter, 21-20.
Led by premiership-winning stars Luke Lougoon and Ross Turner, Mitiamo marked a 95-64 victory.
The in-form Andrew Cussen kicked four goals as Zach Morrison, Jay Reynolds and Ross Turner added two each.
Multiple goalkickers for Newbridge were Caleb Sanders, three, and Matt Giri, two.
Mitiamo’s best included Andrew Cussen, Zachary Morrison, Jay Reynolds and another premiership player in Dylan Clohesy.
Best for a Newbridge team jointly coached by Sam Gale, playing, and Daniel Smith, non-playing, were Dylan Stevens, Dylan Lloyd, Tyler McLeod, Caleb Sanders, Matt Giri and Kynan Gard.
It was a goal-fest at Calivil, but all for the one team as Marong scored a 206-point win against the Demons.
The holder of the league’s goalkicking record on ??? last season, Brandyn Grenfell kicked 11 goals for the Panthers.
Marong’s forwards had plenty of chances set up by a dominant midfield and on-ball division.
Goal tallies for the Linton Jacobs-coached Marong across each quarter were eight, nine, five and nine.
Jack McCaig booted five majors as Kain Robins, four; Nathan Devanny, three; and Ryley Taylor, two, featured prominently in attack.
Marong’s best were Richard Tibbett, Lachlan Lee, Ben Gregg, Jack McCaig, Nathan Devanny and Brandyn Grenfell.
Blair Richards, Evan Ritchie, Justin Hynes, Jake Lawry, Cody Thompson and Tom Rial worked hard on a tough afternoon for the Anthony Dennis-coached Demons.
Loddon Valley FNL senior footy ladder:
Marong 586 per cent, 20 points; Bears-Lagoon Serpentine 129, 12; Inglewood 127, 12; Bridgewater 121, 12; Pyramid Hill 116, 12; Maiden Gully YCW Eagles 64, 4; Mitiamo 50, 4; Newbridge 37, 4; Calivil United 40, 0.
Leaders in the goalkicking race:
29 Brandyn Grenfell, Marong.
29 Josh Martyn, Bridgewater.
17 Kain Robins, Marong.
16 Charlie McGaw, Inglewood.
14 Andy Gladman, Bears-Lagoon Serpentine.
14 Matt Riordan, Marong.
13 Ryley Taylor, Marong.
12 Keelan Payne, Inglewood.
11 Andrew Cussen, Mitiamo.
11 Justin Laird, Bears-Lagoon Serpentine.
10 Jack McCaig, Marong.
9 Sam Dorevitch, Inglewood.
8 Thomas Brennan, Pyramid Hill.
8 Dylan Collis, Pyramid Hill.
The top of the table clash between Marong and Bears-Lagoon Serpentine highlights next Saturday’s sixth round as the Panthers and Bears meet at Marong’s Malone Park from 2.15pm.
Mitiamo tackles Pyramid Hill on the Superoos’ ground at John Forbes Oval.
Maiden Gully YCW Eagles face Newbridge at Marist College Bendigo in Maiden Gully.
Bridgewater hosts Calivil United.
Inglewood has the bye.