THE Mitiamo Superoos unleashed a brilliant final quarter to beat Marong by 44 points in Saturday’s fifth round of senior footy in the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley Football Netball League.
Scores were locked on 50-all at three quarter-time of the clash at John Forbes Oval in Mitiamo.
The Marong Panthers had all the answers in the opening half as they led 21-12 at the first break and 35-26 by half-time.
Mitiamo drew level by the last change and then slammed on seven unanswered goals in the last to win 14.11 (95) to 7.9 (51).
Tyrone Downie led the Superoos’ attack on four goals as Ryan Wellington kicked three.
Marong’s attack was led by Ben McKinley and Adam Ward on two each.
Key defender Max Simpson was best afield as Lucas Matthews, Lee Dale, Ben Bacon, Luke Lougoon and Ross Turner starred for Mitiamo.
Best for Marong were Nathan Devanny, Corey Gregg, David Johnstone, Ward, Corbin Fleming and Jacob Ede.
Pyramid Hill was too strong for Maiden Gully YCW Eagles at Mitchell Park.
A closely-fought first half ended with the Bulldogs in front 55-40.
The Bulldogs upped the pressure and capitalised in the vital third term as they scored 4.7 to just two points.
Pyramid Hill’s defence was superb as it kept the Eagles goalless in the second half on the way to a 115-42 victory.
Braidy Dickens kicked five goals for the Dogs as Matt Klein-Breteler, four, and Bailey George, three, also played well.
The Eagles’ leading goalkickers were coach Wayne Mitrovic and Sean Moyle on two.
The classy Matt Ladson was best afield for the Bulldogs as Scott Mann, Billy Micevski, Bailey Goodwin, Trent Barri and Brad Ladson won plenty of possessions.
Best for Maiden Gully YCW were Grayson Brown, Ed Crisp, Travis Mercadante, Tori Ferguson, Natnael McLaren and Nathan Murley.
Bears Lagoon Serpentine climbed into the top five after a 23-point victory on Newbridge’s turf at Simonds Homes Riverside Oval.
The Bears led 60-31 at half-time, but Newbridge hit back to win the third term, 14-8.
Both teams added two goals in the last as BLS took the premiership points in a 12.10 (82) to 9.5 (59) victory.
Tannar Cerrone kicked three goals for the Bears as Orion Downing, Chris Lewin and Dane Stone added two each.
Harry Whittle booted four goals on the way to again being Newbridge’s best.
Ryan Prendergast, Zach Stone, Anthony Lewin, Bailey Harrison and Cerrone were best for the Bears.
Ryan Burt, Aidan Moore, Brandon Etherington, Dylan Lloyd and Liam Nihill worked hard for Newbridge.
A red-hot Bridgewater passed the 200-point mark against Calivil United at Laser Plumbing Bendigo Oval in Bridgewater.
The Mean Machine led 28-8 at quarter-time and then slammed on 13 goals to a point in the second.
Bridgewater led by 101 points at half-time and then scored six goals in the third and eight in the last.
Alex Powell kicked seven goals in a best afield performance as Josh Martyn, six; Andy Collins, Liam Jacques and Lloyd Needs, four, led the attack in a 31.16 (202) to 3.5 (23) victory.
Goalkickers for Calivil United were Ben Baker, Brady Childs and Jake Lawry.
Bridgewater’s best were Powell, Jarrod Fitzpatrick, Jack Symons, Andy Collins and Harry Symons.
Best for Calivil United were Brady Childs, Blair Richards, Mitchell A’Vard, Tim Lloyd, Jayden Manderson and Jordan Lea.
Loddon Valley FNL senior footy ladder:
Mitiamo 412 per cent, 20 points; Bridgewater 468, 16; Pyramid Hill 331, 16; Marong 190, 12; Bears Lagoon Serpentine 107, 8; Maiden Gully YCW Eagles 105, 8; Newbridge 35, 0; Inglewood 13, 0; Calivil United 10, 0.
In Saturday’s sixth round, Marong takes on Bridgewater at Discover Marong Park in Malone Park.
Inglewood faces Newbridge on the Blues’ turf at Dissy Machinery Oval.
Maiden Gully YCW Eagles face a big test against the unbeaten Mitiamo at Marist College Oval.
Bears Lagoon Serpentine clashes with Calivil United at Serpentine.
Pyramid Hill has the bye.
Written by Nathan Dole