Storm erases grand final sorrow with round one win by Richard Jones

A look at the Bendigo footy league, opening round…

StrathstormStrathfieldsaye Storm erased a tiny bit of last September’s grand final sadness by downing great rivals and reigning champions Eaglehawk on Saturday. In front of a huge crowd at their home ground in Tannery Lane the Storm displayed precise ball movement, had multiple options up forward while their half-back line was dominant. Continue reading

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Hawks soar into 2018 grand final by Richard Jones

BFNLLogo1A wrap of Bendigo footy finals, week two

Eaglehawk booted a match-winning seven last quarter goals to earn first grand final berth and consign defending premier Strathfieldsaye to the cut-throat preliminary final. Continue reading

Dragons soar, Tigers lose their roar by Richard Jones

BFNLLogo1A wrap of Bendigo footy finals, Week 1

Kyneton’s heavy defeat in Saturday’s qualifying final at the hands of Eaglehawk was the talk of Bendigo football at the weekend. The Tigers didn’t give a yelp after quarter-time leading footy fans and journalists wondering what effect the news the club was $200,000 in debt had had on the team. Tiger coach Luke Beattie refused to lay the side’s atrocious performance to the club’s ongoing financial woes. “That information was known to the playing group two weeks ago and the way the players went about it in our final home and away game against Golden Square reflected the buy-in from the group,” he said.“I wouldn’t use it as an excuse for the finals loss at all.” Continue reading