South opens winning account at Maryborough by Richard Jones

Wrap of Bendigo footy, round three…

BFNLLogo1South Bendigo opened its 2018 winning account with a 43-point win over Maryborough at Princes Park on Saturday. The winless Magpies stretched South all the way closing the gap to just 13 points seven minutes out from half-time. But the Bloods added seven goals to three after half-time to eventually win by 43 points. In other games Sandhurst restricted Kangaroo Flat to a single goal for four quarters of work at the night QEO match while Golden Square held Castlemaine to just two majors under lights at the Camp Reserve. Eaglehawk rebounded from an ordinary opening three quarters with a nine-goal last quarter burst against Gisborne while in the league’s third night game Strathfieldsaye overcame Kyneton’s daunting home ground advantage to register a 17-point victory. Continue reading

No Shark problem for Bulldogs by Les Everett


22s Mason Shaw & Dylan Winton take off after the ball in the Fremantle derby. All photos by Les Everett.

Close games are a sign of a healthy competition. In round four for the WAFL the average winning margin was 64.5 points. Top team Subiaco has an average winning margin after four rounds of 89.5 points and three of their defeated opponents are currently in the top five. Continue reading

Hurst, Kyneton score important round two wins by Richard Jones

Bendigo footy wrap

BFNLLogo1SANDHURST regained the Graeme Wright Memorial Cup by downing old rivals South Bendigo by 27 points at the QEO on Saturday. The Dragons turned a 20-point deficit early in the third quarter into close to a five-goal win with a blitz of nine unanswered majors. The Bloods, though, had led by 14 points at the long break and then booted the first goal of the third term through Brayden Torpey to stretch the lead out to 20 points. But then the Hurst midfield got on top in the centre and around the stoppages as the Dragons clicked into gear. In other games Kyneton landed a massive 13 goals in the third term to savage Kangaroo Flat on the Roos’ home deck while Eaglehawk held Castlemaine to just two goals as they landed an astonishing 36 in reply. Reigning premiers Strathfieldsaye opened their 2018 account with an eight-goal win over Gisborne in the twilight game and Golden Square made it two wins from two outings with a 118-point belting of Maryborough. Continue reading

Everyone’s had a win but there’s a Lion in the room


Claremont’s Keifer Yu. Photos by Les Everett.

Confidence is a useful commodity in footy. During the third quarter at Claremont on Saturday young Tiger Oliver Eastland was preparing for a shot at goal from 50 metres near the boundary. Experienced defender Keifer Yu cruised past took the handball missed with a flying shot and copped plenty from Sharks fans and players for his audacity. Continue reading