Dockers storm home to defeat Bulldogs

CONTESTED MARK: There was plenty of high-flying action in the under-12 BJFL clash between Marong and South Bendigo at Harry Trott Oval. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

CONTESTED MARK: There was plenty of high-flying action in the under-12 BJFL clash between Marong and South Bendigo at Harry Trott Oval. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

The final round of grading games were completed in the Bendigo Junior Football League on the weekend.

The highlight of the under-16 division was Sandhurst Marist Dockers’ come from behind win over Golden Square.

The Dockers were three goals down at half-time, but stormed home to defeat the Dogs 11.10 (76) to 9.4 (58).

Eaglehawk’s senior under-16 team was impressive in defeating South Bendigo’s senior team by 52 points.

The Hawks had double the scoring shots in the 15.19 (109) to 8.9 (57) win.

Strathfieldsaye’s two under-16 teams enjoyed wins over Kangaroo Flat’s two teams.

In the clash between the two senior teams, the Storm restricted the Roos to just two goals in their 10.8 (68) to 2.6 (18) victory.

The reserves match was a much tighter affair, but the Storm kicked four goals to one after half-time to record a 7.14 (56) to 5.10 (40) win.

It was a lopsided round of under-14 matches, with 39 points the closest margin of the weekend.

The 39-point game was in the all-seniors clash between Sandhurst and Kyneton.

The Dragons proved too strong for the young Tigers, 10.8 (68) to 4.5 (29).

Three teams failed to score a goal in the under-14 games.

The most concerning result was Kyneton reserves 2 belting Eaglehawk reserves 2 team 38.25 (253) to no score.

White Hills reserves 1 were goalless in their 117-point loss to Eaglehawk seniors, while Strathfieldsaye seniors defeated Kangaroo Flat reserves 14.17 (101) to 0.2 (2).

Maiden Gully YCW Eagles reserves scored their first win of the grading games when they defeated White Hills reserves 2 team 10.11 (71) to 2.2 (14).

Now that the grading games are complete, the BJFL will divide the under-16, 14 and 12 age groups into fair divisions.

The regular season will start this weekend.

Meanwhile, the top four teams in the under-18 girls competition enjoyed massive wins on the weekend.

Castlemaine handed Eaglehawk a 119-point hiding, Kangaroo Flat defeated Strathfieldsaye by 80 points, Woorinen kept North Bendigo goalless in its 146-point victory and Kyneton thrashed Golden Square by 77 points.

The under-15 girls competition was not as lopsided.

In the closest match of the round, Kyneton defeated Golden Square by six points in a low-scoring thriller.

In other games, Sandhurst scored an eight-goal win over Eaglehawk and Strathfieldsaye outclassed Kangaroo Flat by 21 goals.

After four rounds, Sandhurst is the only undefeated team. Strathfieldsaye is second on the ladder ahead of the Kyneton Tigers and Golden Square.

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