Spring Gully ends Strathdale's streak

FIERCE CONTEST: Spring Gully's Matthew Ford wins possessions in the Reds victory against Strathdale. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

FIERCE CONTEST: Spring Gully's Matthew Ford wins possessions in the Reds victory against Strathdale. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

PICTURES: Spring Gully tackles Strathdale

SPRING Gully broke Strathdale's unbeaten streak in the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League division one championship on Sunday afternoon.

The Gully had home-pitch advantage for the battle between first and second at Stanley Avenue.

Goals by Sam Walker and Matt Tuddenham clinched a 2-1 victory for the Reds against the Blues.

Strathdale's goal was struck by Jon Bryers.

Spring Gully's Ben Hamilton played an outstanding game, as did Jakob Van Dalen and Sam Walker.

Best for Strathdale were Julian Taylor, Ben Drechsler and Shaun Allen.

The Gully is now just one point and one goal behind the ladder-leading Strathdale.

The round kicked off Saturday night when Colts United faced Golden City under the Strathfieldsaye lights.

Golden City broke its season duck as a double by Say Kapaw and goal by Damien Robertson secured a 3-0 victory.

Best for Golden City were Jaydon Abbott, Say Kapaw and Ah Pay.

Colts United's best were Josh Raeburn, Dylan Callaway and Adam Castleton.

The third-placed Eaglehawk scored a 4-0 victory on Epsom's pitch.

Best for the Hawks were Jason Drew, Brent Hamblin and Daniel Kelly.

Epsom's best were Adrian Holland, Trevor Harvey and Brett Quin. 

In the women’s championship the favourites took the points.

The ladder-leading Colts United scored a 3-0 win against Golden City at Strathfieldsaye.

Best for Colts were A. McDonald, Liz Watkins and Alishia Stratford.

Golden City’s best were Kristel Belbin, Sarah Cooke and Kristen O’Connor.

Epsom beat Eaglehawk, 4-1.

Megan Williamson achieved a double and team-mate Caitlin Green was on target. 

The Hawks and Scorpions both conceded an own goal.

Epsom’s best were Tara Thomas, Megan Williamson and Ainsley O’Connor.

Best for the Hawks were E. Webb, R. Ross and A. Archbold.

Spring Gully dominated in a 4-0 win against Strathdale.

Paige Conder, Claire Scarlett, Jessica Smith and Jade De Marchi finished off the Reds teamwork through midfield and in attack.

Best for Spring Gully were Danielle Weeks, Ally Van Dalen and Jaymee Doyle.

Strathdale’s best were Kelsie Rowlands, Madalyn Tresize and Erin Holloway.

Meanwhile, FC Bendigo’s under-20s struck two goals in Saturday’s home game against Brunswick City at the Tom Flood Sports Centre.

Josh Dwyer and Daniel Purdy were on target.

FC Bendigo did not fare so well in the junior matches against Whittlesea Rangers The under-18s won 4-2, and the under-15s fought out a 1-1 draw.  

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