Tigers, Hawks score important home victories by Richard Jones

BFNLLogo1Wrap of Bendigo footy, Round 13

Kyneton and Eaglehawk scored vital late season wins on Saturday with wins over challengers Gisborne and Golden Square respectively. A one-point last-gasp win to the Tigers at the Kyneton Showgrounds lifted them back to third spot on the ladder. Continue reading

Demons slip into the five


Desperation: a big spoil by Perth’s Kasey Nicholas. All photos by Les Everett.

WAFL round 15

These are interesting times in the WAFL. The alignment between East Perth and West Coast will finish at the end of the season, West Perth is broke, there’s talk of mergers but best of all the Perth Demons are playing the kind of footy that might just mean they’ll participate in the finals for the first time since 1997. Continue reading

Storm, Gisborne clinch important mid-winter wins by Richard Jones

BFNLLogo1Wrap of Bendigo footy, round 12

Strathfieldsaye and Gisborne posted the vital wins in Bendigo football’s mid-winter round on Saturday. The Storm consolidated top spot on the BFNL ladder with a 23-point win over third-placed Kyneton while the Gardiner Reserve Dogs kept their September hopes flickering by downing second-placed Eaglehawk. Gisborne crept over the line by four points after leading by the same margin at half-time. The other three games were predictably one-sided: Golden Square restricted Castlemaine to a single goal to run out massive 206-point winners, Sandhurst smashed home side Kangaroo Flat by 121 points while in the closest result of that trio South Bendigo accounted for a much improved Maryborough by 43 points. Continue reading