Marong thrashes Pyramid Hill at Mitchell Park

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A RED-HOT Marong scored an 83-point victory on Pyramid Hill’s turf at Mitchell Park in Saturday’s 13th round of the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley Football Netball League’s senior footy action.

The Panthers led 23-nil at quarter-time and charged to a 10-goal lead by half-time after they scored 7.2 to a goal in the second term.

Brandyn Grenfell was again the star in Marong’s attack as he went on to kick seven goals in a 108-25 victory.

Adrian Pappin, four; Kain Robins, three; and Cory Jacobs, two, were the other goalkickers for the Panthers.

On a disappointing afternoon, Pyramid Hill had four goalkickers.

Harry Graham was best on ground for Marong as Richard Tibbett, Pappin, Nathan Devanny, Corey Gregg and Adam Ward won plenty of the ball.

Pyramid Hill’s best were Billy Micevski, Matt Ladson, Ben Dalton, Brad Ladson, Dylan Morison and Tom Brennan.

The Linton Jacobs-coached Panthers hold third place on the ladder and are wo wins and more than 70 per cent clear of the Adrian McErvale and Nathan Fitzpatrick-coached Bulldogs.

Bridgewater was made to work hard by Newbridge for the premiership points at Bridgewater Bakehouse Oval.

The Maroons led 19-11 at quarter-time, but the Mean Machine fired up to score 4.6 to nil in the second to gain a 22-point buffer by the long break.

Both teams added three goals apiece in the third, but Bridgewater finished strongly to score 7.2 to 3.5 in the last for a 107-61 victory.

The in-form Josh Martyn kicked four goals for the Mean Machine and Alex Powell also added four majors.

Newbridge’s Chris Dixon kicked a game-high five goals as Harry Whittle booted two majors.

Best for Bridgewater were Boden Alexander, Jarrod Fitzpatrick, Michael Brooks, Xavier Henderson, Matt Bourke and Caillum Brady.

Ryan Burt, Tom Hobson, Chris and Logan Dixon, Jordan Anderson and Harry Whittle played well for Newbridge.

Bears Lagoon Serpentine fell a point shy of the 250-mark on Inglewood’s turf at Dissy Machinery Oval.

The Bears had a dozen goalkickers in a 38.21 (249) to 0.1 (1) victory.

Goals tally per quarter for BLS were 10, six, 12 and 10.

Jesse Evans kicked six goals as Brodie Hawke, Justin Laird, Darcy Poulter and James Rippingale chipped in with three apiece.

Best for the Bears were Poulter, Laird, Nathan Twigg, Evans, Andrew Gladman and Hawke.

On a tough afternoon, Cody Stobaus, Matt Rowe, Jasper McClelland, Tom Alexander, Kyle Simpson and Jaxon Billett tried hard for the Inglewood Blues.

An eight-goal haul by Ryan Wellington was a highlight of Mitiamo’s win against Calivil United at John Forbes Oval in Mitiamo.

The Superoos scored 8.1 to 1.1 in the opening quarter and had gained an 80-point lead by the long break as the Demons added a point in the second term.

A powerful attack led by Wellington, co-coach Tyrone Downie, six goals, and Tim Brooks, five, captialised on Mitiamo’s dominance in the on-ball and midfield duels.

The Superoos kicked on to win 24.9 (153) to 2.7 (19).

Mitiamo’s best were Wellington, Ross Turner, Ben Bacon, Brooks, Matt Grant and Jarryd Wiegard.

Jake Lawry kicked two goals and was Calivil United’s best along with Brady Childs, Jedd Thompson, Keelan Beattie, Tain Piercy and Sam Green.

Loddon Valley FNL senior footy ladder:

Mitiamo 312 per cent, 40 points; Bridgewater 244, 36; Marong 263, 32; Pyramid Hill 188, 24; Bears Lagoon Serpentine 131, 20; Maiden Gully YCW Eagles 103, 12; Newbridge 49, 8; Calivil United 25, 4; Inglewood 11, 0.

Leading goalkickers:

53 Josh Martyn, B’water; 47 Braidy Dickens, PH; 44 Kain Robins, Marong; 34 Brandyn Grenfell, Marong; 33 Tyrone Downie, Miti.; 28 Bailey George, PH; 27 Alex Powell, B’water; Ryan Wellington, Miti.; 26 Tim Brooks, Miti.; 19 Mitchell Cheesman, PH; 18 Adrian Pappin, Marong; 17 Andy Collins, B’water; Brent Downie, Miti.;  Harry Whittle, N’bridge; Jarrod Fitzpatrick, B’water; Lloyd Needs, B’water.

It’s third against first in next Saturday’s round 14 action when Marong tackles Mitiamo at Discover Marong Park in Malone Park.

Calivil United takes on Bridgewater at 5 Star Stockfeeds Oval in Calivil.

Maiden Gully YCW Eagles clashes with Pyramid Hill at Marist College Oval.

Bears Lagoon Serpentine meets Newbridge at Serpentine.

Inglewood has the bye.

Written by Nathan Dole.

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