Thunder takes on red-hot Magpies

April 19, 2024 BY

BENDIGO Thunder tackles a red-hot Castlemaine in this Sunday’s third round of the Champions IGA-backed senior women’s footy competition.

The Mick McInnes-coached Thunder takes a one-one record into the match against the reigning champions who have won by margins of 117 and 110 points in the opening two rounds.

Thunder has home-ground advantage at Weeroona Oval in Bendigo’s Napier Street for the clash which starts at 1pm.

The Thunder line-up struck back from defeat to win last Sunday’s match at North Bendigo by 45 points.

This round it’s the battle of the Bulldogs from Golden Square and North Bendigo at the Wade Street ground in Golden Square from 1pm.

The Nathan Manuel-coached Golden Square marked its first hit-out of ’24 by winning last Friday night’s match under Eaglehawk’s lights at Canterbury Park by 58 points.

A talented team in blue and gold includes Isabella Ayre, Molly Forde, Claire Picone and captain Liz Watkins.

After a win and bye, White Hills is back in action. The Phil Murley-coached Demons take on another league newcomer, Sandhurst at Bendigo’s Ewing Park at 1pm.

White Hills won its first match in the CVFL seniors at Marong by 101 points.

The Andrew Saladino-coached Sandhurst has played Castlemaine and Marong in the opening two rounds.

Woorinen will aim to bounce back from a big loss when it hosts Marong.

The Katelyn Hazlett-coached Tigers were outgunned by Castlemaine in the rematch of the ’23 grand finalists on the Magpies’ ground at Camp Reserve.

Eaglehawk has the bye.