FINAL SCORE: Coburg 17.15 117 d Bendigo Gold 6.13 49.
Lacklustre final term from both sides, with Coburg kicking only 2 goals of quarter in time-on.
Bendigo had more than fair share of the ball in the final term, but its kicking forward of centre made it hard for the forwards.
Downie finished with 4 goals for Bendigo. Other better players were McFarlane, Valles, Wallin, Magin.
Featherstone finished with 3.3 for Coburg.
3/4 TIME: Coburg 15.11 101 leads Bendigo 6.8 44.
Coburg lifted its intensity in 3rd term and Gold's skill errors hurt badly.
Three of Coburg's six goals were directly from Gold turnovers in defensive 50.
Tyrone Downie continues to be Gold's best player. He kicked his 4th goal in that term.
HALF TIME: Coburg 9.6 60 lead Bendigo Gold 5.6 36.
Much better quarter from the Gold.
Led by forward Tyrone Downie, the Gold kicked 4.4 to 2.3 to put themselves back in the game.
Downie kicked three goals and set up Steve Stroobants for the other goal.
Downie's term included a big pack mark where henflew from three back to haul in one of the Gold's marks of the season.
The big test for the Gold will come in the third term when Coburg kicks with the wind again.
To have any chance of winning the game they must restrict the Lions to a quiet term.
Former Heathcote forward Lech Featherstone has kicked 3.2 and taken 6 marks for Coburg.
QUARTER TIME: Coburg 7.3 45 lead Bendigo Gold 1.2 8.
Coburg kicked with aid of 2 goal breeze in first term.
Bendigo's tackling excellent, but decision making and kicking poor.
Coburg made most of Bendigo errors and execution inside 50 was good.
Key forward Lech Featherstone took 3 strong marks and has kicked 2.1 for the Lions.
Daniel Toman kicked Bendigo's only goal at 29 minute mark after capitalising on Coburg defensive error.
16 mins first quarter: Coburg 5.1 31 leads Bendigo 0.2 2.
Former Heathcote forward Lech Featherstone has 2 goals for Coburg.
Gold pressure has been good, but home side lacks polish with ball.