Impressive victory for Dockers in under-16s

FOOTY ROOKIES: Golden Square and Huntly under-9 players had plenty of fun in their game at California Gully on Saturday. Picture: ADAM BOURKE

FOOTY ROOKIES: Golden Square and Huntly under-9 players had plenty of fun in their game at California Gully on Saturday. Picture: ADAM BOURKE

The BJFL under-16 senior division top four is set with two rounds remaining.

Sandhurst Marist Dockers’ 37-point win over Golden Square on Sunday clinched a top four berth for the Dockers and put paid to the Dogs’ hopes.

The Dockers’ midfield and defence was superb in the 9.9 (63) to 3.8 (26) win.

Kangaroo Flat strengthened its hopes of grabbing the double chance for the finals when it thumped fellow finalist Sandhurst by 65 points at the QEO.

The Roos handled the windy conditions well to win 14.9 (93) to 4.4 (28).

Top team Strathfieldsaye defeated Eaglehawk by 52 points, 9.12 (66) to 2.2 (14).

In under-14 seniors, Sandhurst scored a hard-fought 17-point win over Strathfieldsaye.

The second-placed Dragons kept the Storm goalless in two of the four quarters on their way to a 6.5 (41) to 3.6 (24) win.

Top team Kyneton trailed Golden Square at quarter time, but the Tigers dominated after the first break to win 11.12 (78) to 5.8 (38).

St Therese’s and Quarry Hill played out the closest match in the under-12A division.

Quarry Hill grabbed an eight-point lead at the main break, but a four goal to two third term changed the game for St Therese’s.

The Sharks and Demons were goalless in the final term and St Therese’s won 6.3 (39) to 4.4 (28).

Strathfieldsaye locked up top spot when it defeated premiership rival St Francis 4.2 (26) to 1.6 (12).

A five-goal to one second-half surge lifted Kyneton to a 27-point win over Maiden Gully YCW Eagles.

Just three points separated the teams at half-time, but the Tigers hit top gear in the second half and won 8.7 (55) to 4.4 (28).

Castlemaine scored one of its best wins of the season when it defeated Eaglehawk 10.11 (71) to 2.2 (14).

The under-18 girls round was dominated by the top teams.

Kangaroo Flat had 22 scoring shots to two in its 9.13 (67) to 0.0 (0) win over Eaglehawk.

It was a similar tale at Harry Trott Oval where Woorinen defeated South Bendigo 8.15 (63) to 0.0 (0).

Golden Square was impressive in its 9.8 (62) to 1.2 (8) win against Castlemaine.

The under-15 girls division was much tighter, including a thrilling draw between Kyneton and Strathfieldsaye.

The third-placed Tigers held the second-placed Storm well in the 5.2 (32) to 5.2 (32) result.

Eaglehawk upstaged Golden Square to win by 10 points at Canterbury Park.

The Hawks were goalless after quarter time, but hung on to win 3.6 (24) to 2.2 (14).

In the final game of the round, Sandhurst outclassed Kangaroo Flat 25.21 (171) to 0.0 (0).

The BJFL has two rounds remaining before the finals series is played over four weekends.

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