LVFNL Round 7 Football Review


Demons stun Blues at Calivil

CALIVIL United scored a stunning 55-point victory against Inglewood in Saturday’s seventh round of the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley FNL senior footy season.

The Anthony Dennis-coached Demons were fired up from the start of their clash with the Blues at Calivil Recreation Reserve.

Calivil United’s line-up included Northern Territory star Cameron Ilett in a one-off match.

Seven goals as the opposition added a behind in the second quarter put Calivil United in front, 73-16 by half-time.

Inglewood hit back to win the third quarter, 19-8.

The Demons played with plenty of dare and were rewarded by scoring 4.3 to 3.0 in the last.

At the final siren Calivil United led 108-53.

Ben Baker was in hot form in attack and finished with four goals as Dennis added three and Rhys Lourie chipped in with three.

The Blues’ attack was led by Mitch Conlan, three; and Tarran Kilcullen, two.

Best for Calivil United were Sam Maher, Anthony Dennis, Jack Maher, Darcy Thompson, Hamish Wall and Cameron Ilett.

Daniel Polack, Mitch Conlan, Tom Kennedy, Liam Marciano, Matthew Rowe and Tarran Kilcullen were best for the Fergus Payne-coached Inglewood.

Mitiamo worked hard to be within 28 points of Bears-Lagoon Serpentine at half-time of their match at Mitiamo’s John Forbes Oval.

In the second half it was the Jake Wilkinson-coached Bears who scored 12.6 to 4.3.

Gun forward Josh Mellington continued an outstanding run by kicking 13 goals for the Bears as Farran Priest added two.

Mitiamo’s attack was led by Brayden Baines on four goals.

Best for Bears-Lagoon Serpentine were Justin Laird, Farran Priest, Nathan Twigg, Josh Mellington, Jaxon Addlem and Tyler Miles.

Brayden Baines, Zach Morrison, Waylon Draper, Liam Shiell, Ryan Duncan and Ryan Byrne played well for the Jon Varcoe-coached Superoos.

Pyramid Hill dominated the second half of its clash with Newbridge at Pyramid Hill’s Mitchell Park.

After being outscored 36-6 in the first term, Newbridge hit back to win the second, 24-19.

Goalkicking accuracy was a highlight for the Maroons as they scored five straight goals in the first half as the Bulldogs racked up 7.13.

In the final hour it was the Nathan Fitzpatrick-coached Bulldogs who broke free.

Pyramid Hill scored 3.4 in the third and 6.5 in the last.

Just as impressive were the defensive efforts to hold Newbridge to a tally of three behinds in the second half.

At the final siren, Pyramid Hill led 118-33.

Zach Alford capped a best afield performance with five goals as Jesse Sheahan added four.

Best for Pyramid Hill included Tom McGregor, Steven Gunther, Bailey George, Jesse Sheahan and Sebastian Relouw.

Caleb Sanders, Will Copland, Tyler Constable, Tyler McLeod, Caleb Argus and Jack Teasdale worked hard for a Newbridge team coached by Sam Gale, playing, and Daniel Smith, non-playing.

It was another ruthless performance by Marong on the Maiden Gully YCW Eagles turf at Marist College Oval.

The Linton Jacobs-coached Marong scored 12.14 and kept the Eagles scoreless in the first half.

It was an incredible defensive effort by the Panthers to keep Maiden Gully YCW goalless until the final quarter when Bryce Franzini was on target.

Marong racked up a score of 24.22 (166) to win by 158 points.

The Panthers again showed they have plenty of scoring options.

This round it was Ryley Taylor and Kyle Manley who led the attack on four and three goals.

A group of 14 players featured on Marong’s goalkicking list.

Best for the Panthers were Sam Dean, Todd Davies, Matt Grant, Matt Willox, Jack McCaig and Ryley Taylor.

Maiden Gully YCW’s best were captain Josh Worsley, Grayson Brown, Mathew Crooks, Todd Delaney, Bryce Franzini and Mitch Whitham.

Was a tough afternoon for Eagles’ coaches Shawn Filo, non-playing, and Angus Monfries, playing.

Next up for the Eagles is Bears-Lagoon Serpentine in the den.

Bridgewater had the bye.

Loddon Valley FNL senior footy ladder:

Marong 338 per cent, 28 points; Bears-Lagoon Serpentine 146, 20; Pyramid Hill 262, 16; Bridgewater 143, 16; Inglewood 73, 12; Calivil United 54, 8; Newbridge 57, 4; Maiden Gully YCW 42, 0; Mitiamo 41, 0.

In next Saturday’s eighth round, Inglewood is on home turf at Centre State Scaffolding to play Pyramid Hill from 2.15pm.

Newbridge and Calivil United clash at Walker’s Doughnuts Riverside Oval in Newbridge.

Long-time rivals Bridgewater and Mitiamo meet at Bridgewater Recreation Reserve.

Bears-Lagoon Serpentine tackles Maiden Gully YCW Eagles at Gadsden Finance Serpentine Reserve.

Marong has the bye.

Leading goalkickers:

70 Josh Mellington, Bears-Lagoon Serpentine.

41 Lachlan Sharp, Bridgewater.

24 Zach Alford, Pyramid Hill.

22 Kain Robins, Marong.

22 Ryan Wellington, Marong.

18 Jesse Sheahan, Pyramid Hill.

17 Ryley Taylor, Marong.

16 Mitch Conlan, Inglewood.

16 Bailey Scott, Pyramid Hill.

14 Noah McCaig, Marong.

13 Ben Baker, Calivil United.

11 Anthony Dennis, Calivil United.

11 Nathan Devanny, Marong.

11 Keelan Payne, Inglewood.

10 Andy Collins, Bridgewater.

10 Chris Dixon, Newbridge.

10 Will Farrer, Maiden Gully YCW.