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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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