Golden Square assumes finals mantle from Pyramid Hill

GOLDEN Square has now taken over the mantle as the club in the AFL Central Victorian region on the longest run of unbroken finals appearances after Pyramid Hill ended 2017 in sixth position.

Between 2004 and 2016 the Bulldogs played in all 13 Loddon Valley league senior finals series, but were unable to break through for that elusive premiership they have been chasing since 1950.

However, the Bulldogs’ run of consecutive finals appearances ended last Sunday when a 21-point loss to Calivil United in a must-win game consigned Pyramid Hill to finishing sixth.

With Pyramid Hill’s streak over, Golden Square is now the club with the region’s most-consecutive finals appearances that stretches back to 2005, beginning with a 45-point elimination final loss to South Bendigo in a 42-goal shoot-out.

And they will continue their run into a 13th season this year, with the Bulldogs guaranteed another finals berth with three rounds remaining.

Golden Square's unbroken run of finals appearances since 2005.

Golden Square's unbroken run of finals appearances since 2005.

• AFLCV’s longest streak of finals appearances:

Golden Square – from 2005

Bridgewater – 2007

Sandhurst – 2010

North Bendigo – 2010

Strathfieldsaye – 2012

• Pyramid Hill’s run of 13 finals series in a row:

2004 – 4th (10-8);

2005 – 3rd (12-7);

2006 – 2nd (14-4);

2007 – 4th (9-9);

2008 – 2nd (15-4);

2009 – 3rd (13-5);

2010 – 3rd (15-4);

2011 – 2nd (15-5);

2012 – 3rd (12-7);

2013 – 3rd (13-6);

2014 – 3rd (13-6);

2015 – 4th (13-5);

2016 – 4th (8-10).

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