A look at Bendigo footy, round eight
GISBORNE landed the first big upset of the BFL season downing fourth-placed Golden Square and jumping up to sixth spot on the ladder. The Gardiner Reserve Bulldogs barely missed a shot on goal all afternoon and by the last change had scored a super accurate 14.2. On their home deck Gisborne outpaced and out-tackled the Wade Street Dogs and held them to just nine goals for the afternoon. In other matches top club Strathfieldsaye downed hopeful finalists South Bendigo following a six-goal to none burst in the opening 20 minutes while Sandhurst ended up 107-point winners over Maryborough at the QEO. The win catapulted the Dragons back into the Top Five. Kyneton also scored a massive victory by thrashing Castlemaine by 128 points at the Kyneton Showgrounds. And on the back of returning spearhead Matt Gretgrix’s seven majors Eaglehawk belted Kangaroo Flat by an even bigger margin: 167 points. Continue reading
WAFL round 10
The worrying gap in the WAFL ladder has narrowed a little after wins to Claremont, Perth and Peel in round 10. And then there was Subiaco.
A look at The Bookshop (PG)
IN a windy East Anglian village in 1959 an enterprising young woman opens a bookshop in a damp old ruin. Continue reading
Josh Cuneo spoils Matthew Parker in the Fremantle derby while the can drinkers look on. All photos by Les Everett.
There was bit less drama in the WAFL this week with Claremont, Perth and East Fremantle slipping further away from the top five. Subiaco had the bye so we had a week of forgetting about them.
Bendigo footy, wrap of round seven
Strathfieldsaye and Eaglehawk won Saturday’s battles involving Bendigo’s top five clubs but by vastly different margins. Continue reading
Mines Rovers Football Club is celebrating its 120th birthday this weekend. I was set to be there but a back injury has made travel too difficult. Continue reading