STRATHFIELDSAYE gained a slice of revenge for its hiding from Sandhurst earlier in the season after emerging victorious from Saturday’s Bendigo Football League top-of-the-ladder showdown at the Queen Elizabeth Oval.
The Storm led at every change in recording a 10.16 (76) to 7.12 (54) win.
It was a 101-point turnaround on their round three clash, which the Dragons had won by 79 points.
The 22-point result ended Sandhurst’s 11-game unbeaten streak this season and keeps the race for top spot wide open.
The Dragons and Storm are now both 11-1 heading into next weekend’s general bye, with Sandhurst mainintaing top position courtesy of its superior percentage of 227.3 to Strathfieldsaye’s 186.1.
On a sour note for Strathfieldsaye, young gun Vinnie Flood was taken to hospital with a cheek injury following a head clash during the second quarter.
In other games on Saturday, Gisborne turned a tight 10-point advantage at half-time into a 138-point win over Kyneton. The Bulldogs kicked 20.9 to 0.1 after half-time.
Maryborough won its third game with a 45-point victory over Castlemaine and Eaglehawk was too good for South Bendigo, winning by 59 points.