SOUTH Bendigo tackles Kyneton in Saturday's 13th round of the Bendigo Football League season at Queen Elizabeth Oval.
Many of the premiership-winning stars in South Bendigo's teams from the 50s, 1969, '74, and the early 90s have gathered at the famous ground to watch the Bloods take on the Tigers.
The Peter Tyack and Neale Torpey-coached South Bendigo is chasing its second victory and a chance to move off the bottom of the ladder.
Kyneton has achieved a 4-8 record in its return to the senior competition after a break last year.
The Mark Adamson-coached Tigers are on the rebound from a big defeat at Gisborne last round.
Final score: South Bendigo 15.13 (103) d Kyneton 11.6 (72).
Bloods celebrate their second win of season and first at QEO in 2014 as they respond to Tigers challenge.
South scored four unanswered goals after Kyneton drew within two goals in final term.
A match-high five goals by Matthew Chisari, a first-year player at Bloods and Bendigo Bank Pionerrs under-18 team among many highlights for the red and white.
Fourth quarter, 25th minute: Matt Chisari kicks fifth goal after being final link in a chain of hand passes. South leads 102-66.
Fourth quarter, 19th minute: Bloods lead 96-66 after third unanswered goal.
Fourth quarter, 17th minute: Tonkin goals from boundary in South Bendigo FNC social rooms pocket. Bloods lead 90-66.
Fourth quarter, 15th minute: Superb goal by South's Michael Tonkin as he kicks quickly under pressure. Bloods lead 84-66.
Fourth quarter, 12th minute: Tigers goal. Bloods lead 78-66.
Fourth quarter, 11th minute: Matt Chisari takes strong marks and kicks fourth goal. Caps great play by Blake Poyser on boundary. South leads 78-60.
Fourth quarter, 9th minute: Point for South. Bloods lead 72-60.
Fourth quarter, 5th minute: Ben Weightman snaps fourth goal. South leads 71-60..
Fourth quarter, 3rd minute; Tigers win centre break and kick long to Andrew Beckerley to mark and goal. South leads 70-53..
Fourth quarter, 2nd minute: Josh Whelan gathers ball off marking contest and goals. South leads 70-47.
Three quarter-time: South Bendigo 9.10 (64) leads Kyneton 7.4 (46).
A term marked by wayward shots at goal early on and then a flurry of majors.
South's inaccuracy has kept the Tigers within striking distance.
Multiple goal kickers for Bloods are Matt Chisari, three; and Daniel Frew, two.
Tigers' attack led by Ben Weightman, three; and Kand Ransted, two.
Third quarter, 23rd minute: It's goal for goal. Charles Trotman on target as South leads 64-46.
Third quarter, 21st minute: Weightman replies for Tigers. Bloods lead 58-46.
Third quarter, 20th minute: Daniel Frew on end of Jayke Barrack's bouncing kick to goalsquare and boots second goal of match. South leads 58-40.
Third quarter, 19th minute: Rushed point for Tigers. South leads 52-40.
Third quarter, 18th minute: South leads 52-39.
Third quarter, 13th minute: Josh Whelan kicks his first goal for Bloods. South leads 50-39.
Third quarter, 11th minute: Kyneton's Jacob Plowman goals on run. Tigers within five points, 39-44.
Third quarter, 9th minute: Another point for Bloods as Michael Tonkin misses set shot. South leads 44-33..
Third quarter, 8th minute: Poyser point. South leads 43-33.
Third quarter, 4th minute: South leads 42-33.
Third quarter, 2nd minute: Weightman point. South lead 42-32.
Half-time: South Bendigo 6.6 (42) leads Kyneton 5.1 (31).
Back-to-back goals by teenager Matt Chisari have put the Bloods up by 11 points at the end of a closely-fought first half.
Kyneton scored two of the first three goals in the second term, but the Bloods' greater workrate at both ends of the ground was a key factor in taking control of this contest.
Goals - South Bendigo: Matt Chisari 3, Daniel Frew,Ben Jones, Blake Poyser. Kyneton: Ben Weightman, Kane Ransted 2, Jordan Collins.
Second quarter, 20th minute: Matt Chisari kicks third goal for South. Bloods lead 41-31. "Give it to Chis," say some of South's fans.
Second quarter, 15th minute: Four points in a row by South. Bloods lead 35-31.
Second quarter, 13th minute: South leads 33-31.
Second quarter, 11th minute: Goal of day from South's Matt Chisari on run in swimming pool rooms pocket. 31-all.
Second quarter, 8th minute: Tigers win centre break and kick long to goalsquare where Ben Weightman marks and kicks second goal. Kyneton leads 31-25.
Second quarter, 7th minute: South's Ben Jones marks Adrian Crawford pass and goals. 25-all..
Second quarter, 4th minute: Kyneton's Jordan Collins goals from Rifle Brigade Hotel pocket after marking Kane Ransted pass. Tigers lead 25-19.
Second quarter, 2nd minute: South point, 19-all.
Quarter-time: Kyneton 3.1 (19) leads South Bendigo 3.0 (18).
Kane Ransted two goals, and Ben Weightman one.
South's goals all singles to Blake Poyser, Daniel Frew and Matt Chisari.
Bloods did all the early attacking and led 18-7, but Tigers clawed way back by lifting pressure, run and forcing turnovers.
First quarter, 24th minute: Kyneton leads 19-18 after Kane Ransted's second goal.
First quarter, 14th minute: Ben Weightman goals for Kyneton. South leads 18-13.
First quarter, 9th minute: Matt Chisari goals on run for South Bendigo. Bloods lead 18-6.
First quarter, 8th minute: South leads 12-6 after Daniel Frew goals from centre half-forward.
First quarter, 6th minute: Scores locked on six-all after Tigers reply quickly to Blake Poyser's goal for South Bendigo.