Thunder add to win streak with win over Diamond Creek

TOP GAME: Laura Flanagan was named best and kicked two goals for the Bendigo Thunder in Saturday's 26-point win over Diamond Creek. Picture: GLENN DANIELS
TOP GAME: Laura Flanagan was named best and kicked two goals for the Bendigo Thunder in Saturday's 26-point win over Diamond Creek. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

FRESH venue, but a familiar result for the Bendigo Thunder on Saturday night.

Playing their first home game at Castlemaine’s Camp Reserve, the Thunder continued their unbeaten Northern Football League women’s season, defeating Diamond Creek by 26 points.

In a clash of first versus third the Thunder emerged victorious 7.9 (51) to 4.1 (25).

After leading by one point at quarter-time, the Thunder busted the game open in the second and third quarters, kicking six goals to one.

Ayrlea Bailey-McClanahan (three) and Laura Flanagan (two) combined for five of those goals during the game-breaking middle two quarters, with the pair the two best players for Bendigo.

Billie-Lee Humphrey and the consistent Tiahna Cochrane were also prominent for the flag favourites.

• Match details:

Bendigo 7.9 (51) d Diamond Creek 4.1 (25).

Goals – A. Bailey-McClanahan 3, L. Flanagan 2, A. Walsh , T. Cochrane.

Best – L. Flanagan, A. Bailey-McClanahan, B. Humphrey, T. Cochrane, A. Hay, J. Louttit