Eagles' last quarter burst sinks Demons

YCW opened its account for the 2014 LVFNL season with a stunning eight-goal win over Calivil United on Saturday.

The Eagles kicked eight unanswered goals in the final term to run out convincing winners, 16.14 (110) to 9.8 (62).

“I think we have really strong list and I have a strong belief in what this group can do,’’ YCW coach Pat Jess said.

“We have 15 new faces there and we’re still trying to learn about each other and get used to the game plan we’re trying to implement.

“ I thought in the second half today we really started to click.

“Now we have to bring that form into future games.

“Honourable losses won’t be accepted this year, we should be expecting to win.”

Toby Brook was the standout key forward on the ground, kicking four goals for the Eagles.

Brook was ably supported inside forward 50 by Matt Waterson.

Nick Waterson’s pace through the middle of the ground was instrumental in the Eagles’ win.

The Demons had few four-quarter performers.

Henry Miller was clearly their best with three goals, while Glen Richardson and Jake Lawry battled hard.

Marong maintained its unbeaten status, but not before receiving a big scare from Mitiamo.

The Panthers struggled to shake off the Superoos in a low-scoring scrap at Mitiamo Recreation Reserve, winning 10.13 (73) to 9.9 (63).

Coach Corey Gregg was brilliant, kicking three crucial goals.

Tom Kirby, Nathan Devanny and Callum Williamson stepped up for the Panthers in the breezy conditions.

Mitiamo was brave, but just lacked some polish at times.

Matthew Perri and James Drake continued their great start to the season to be the Superoos’ two best players.

Tom Grant impressed, while Spike Ingley and Aaron McKean were also amongst Mitiamo’s top six.

The Superoos are winless in two games, but they’ve been more than competitive against two strong opponents in Pyramid Hill and Marong.

They will be expecting to break their duck next week against Calivil.

LVFNL power Bridgewater overcame a scoreless second term to defeat a gallant Newbridge by 40 points.

The Mean Machine took advantage of the breeze in the first term, kicking six goals to two.

However, the second quarter was one-way traffic as the Maroons dominated possession.

They kept Bridgewater scoreless, but only managed to kick 2.8.

Newbridge should have been in front at the main break, but was forced to settle for a six-point deficit.

Bridgewater made the most of its opportunities with the breeze in the third quarter.

The Mean Machine added 5.1 from six scoring shots and restricted Newbridge to 0.1 to extend the lead to six goals.

Bridgewater then outscored Newbridge 3.5 to 3.1 in the final quarter to win 14.9 (93) to 7.11 (53).

Key forwards Alex Collins and Brad Rohde proved to be the difference for Bridgewater, kicking nine goals between them.

Midfielders Angus Parry, Callum Prest and Zac East won plenty of the ball.

Recruit Lachlan Ford continued his great early season form for Newbridge and Brad Comer was damaging around the packs.

The Maroons, who have the bye next week,  should be more than satisfied with their opening three rounds of the season having beaten Calivil and Bears-Lagoon Serpentine prior to the loss to Bridgewater.

Bears-Lagoon Serpentine outclassed Inglewood by 76 points at Hibernian Hotel Oval.

Inglewood started brightly and led the Bears by nine points at the first break.

But from that point on it was all the Bears.

The visitors kicked 15 goals to three in the final three quarters to win, 19.18 (132) to 8.8 (56).

The Bears had 12 individual goalkickers, led by Josh Martyn with four and Cody Gunn with three.

Josh Shaw, James Orr and Nick Arthur led a host of good players for the Bears.

Sam Williams, Jayden Sheean, David Rose tried hard against the odds for the Blues.

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