A snapshot of your Bendigo Football League club after round eight.
CASTLEMAINE (2-6) - Shrugged off a nine-year hoodoo with their first win over South Bendigo since 2005. Struggled with their starts this year, but got off to a flyer on Saturday.
EAGLEHAWK (4-4) - Made to earn the four points by the winless Maryborough. Back in the top five, with Sean Williams firing for the second game in a row with six goals.
GISBORNE (6-2) - For the second game in a row the Dogs were dominated in the first half. Showed plenty of fight in second half against the Storm, but damage done early.
GOLDEN SQUARE (4-4) - Gave the best account of any side against Sandhurst so far, but after leading at the first three breaks, couldn’t finish the job and beaten by nine points.
KANGAROO FLAT (4-4) - Kicked a score of 123 - and got beaten by Kyneton. Two defeats in a row now and surrendered their position in the top five for the first time this season.
KYNETON (4-4) - Crucial away win for the Tigers over Kangaroo Flat to square ledger at 4-4. Travel to Maryborough next eyeing three wins in a row for first time since 2005.
MARYBOROUGH (0-8) - Gave Eaglehawk an almighty scare, leading by a point at three quarter-time. But fell short of notching first win, going down by nine points in gallant effort.
SANDHURST (8-0) - Stood up under the most pressure they have been dished up this season to beat Golden Square by nine points. More Michelsen votes for Tim Martin?
SOUTH BENDIGO (1-7) - The Bloods were jumped by Castlemaine in the first quarter and lost by 41 points. Held to less than eight goals for the fifth time in their eight games. Tough year.
STRATHFIELDSAYE (7-1) - Five wins on the trot for the Storm. Great return to the side for Sam Mildren, who bagged five goals against Gisborne in his first game of the season.