STRATHFIELDSAYE continued its winning ways with a dominant display against South Bendigo in last weekend’s Bendigo Football Netball League action.
The Storm’s key forward Lachlan Sharp celebrated his 150th senior match for the club with an eight goal return in a match where the Bloods were restricted to four majors, all of them from the boot of Kaiden Antonowicz.
In a clash billed as the match of the round, Gisborne reinforced its premiership credentials with a hard-fought win over Sandhurst at the Gardiner Reserve.
After a close tussle throughout the first half, the home side powered away in the second half to run out worthy winners, 14.20 (104) to 12.6 (78).
Eaglehawk bounced back to form with a 125-point victory over a hapless Kyneton in their clash at the showgrounds.
The Borough cast aside their previous loss to smash the Tigers 21.14 (140) to 1.9 (15), and while the victory might not have been a surprise, the final margin was.
Maryborough made it two in a row when they scored a deserving 30-point win over Kangaroo Flat at Dower Park, 17.16 (118) to 13.10 (88).
Both sides were coming off wins and victory at Dower Park was always going to give one of the combatants momentum and improved confidence for the second half of the season.
It took a dominant third-quarter from Maryborough to break the game apart and set up the victory, which was the Magpies’ third for the season.
In the other match, Golden Square pulled no punches in running away for a 19.20 (134) to 6.11 (47) win over bottom side Castlemaine at the Camp Reserve.
Tomorrow, Maryborough hosts Strathfieldsaye, Eagle-hawk plays Kangaroo Flat, Golden Square and Gisborne loom as the match of the day, South Bendigo and Castlemaine meet in the bottom of the ladder clash, and Sandhurst plays Kyneton at the Queen Elizabeth Oval.
In last weekend’s netball action, Gisborne’s impressive 53-38 win over arch-rivals Sandhurst saw the Dragons’ unbeaten run come to an end, as the home side exacted some revenge for last year’s grand final loss.
In other games, Eaglehawk won against Kyneton, Kangaroo Flat won against Maryborough, and South had a good win over Strathfieldsaye.