Eagles have talons out for Superoos

May 19, 2022 BY

Big challenge: The Maiden Gully YCW Eagles are back on their home deck this weekend taking on Mitiamo side that sits third on the LFVL seniors ladder. Photo: FILE

AFTER a breakthrough victory, Maiden Gully YCW Eagles have Mitiamo in their sights ahead of Saturday’s seventh round of the Bendigo Bank Loddon Valley Football League’s senior footy action.

The Eagles will be back on home turf at Marist College to take on a Superoos line-up on the rebound from a four-point loss on their ground at John Forbes Oval to Pyramid Hill.

The Wayne Mitrovic-coached Eagles made a flying start to last Saturday’s clash on Calivil United’s turf to lead 39-29 at quarter-time and went on to win 90-76 as Jessi Lampi, Hamish McCartney and ruckman Chris Howgate led the way.

Mitiamo led the unbeaten Pyramid Hill, 34-26 at half-time, but it was the Bulldogs who despite wayward kicking won 5.22 (52) to 7.6 (48).

The Marcus McKern-coached Superoos will look to Lee Dale, Doug Thomas, Jack Vinnicombe to lead the way to victory in the Eagles’ nest.

Newbridge will be back at Holloway Air Riverside Oval at Newbridge to take on Bridgewater.

The Maroons were beaten by 20 points at Serpentine, while Bridgewater had the bye after a 16-point loss to Calivil United the previous round.

Key players for the Rick Ladson-coached Bridgewater include Andy Collins, Josh Martyn, Darren Clutton, Callum Prest and Emile Pavlich.

Newbridge worked hard to be within 14 points of the Bears at three quarter-time, but BLS won the last, 13-7, and the match, 68-48.

The play of Mitch Hocking, Dylan Lloyd, Caleb Sanders, Logan Dixon and Tyler McLeod will be crucial to Newbridge’s chances in the Battle of the Bridges.

A red-hot Marong is back at Malone Park to take on Bears Lagoon-Serpentine.

The Linton Jacobs-coached Panthers won by 131 points at Inglewood as Brandyn Grenfell kicked 14 goals in a best afield performance.

Key players for Marong include ruckman Justin Hynes, Corbin Fleming, David Johnstone and Adrian Pappin.

The Bears are locked on points with Bridgewater in the fight to be fifth.

The Justin Laird-coached BLS will look for big games from the likes of Charlie Gadsden, Ryan Prendergast and Kalem Paxton.

Pyramid Hill is on home turf at Mitchell Park against Calivil United.

A formidable Bulldogs’ team coached by Nathan Fitzpatrick includes Steven Gunther, Scott Mann, James Arratta, Brad Ladson and Gavin James.

The Jack Daley-coached Demons will look to Phil Ryan, Jacob Greenwood, Jake Lawry and Ben Daley to keep the heat on.

Inglewood has the bye.