MacIlwain, Bond dominate

Maryborough's Tyson MacIlwain kicks in the round six match at Golden Square.
Maryborough's Tyson MacIlwain kicks in the round six match at Golden Square.
Maryborough co-coach Jamie Bond.

Maryborough co-coach Jamie Bond.

TWO of the most famous surnames in Maryborough Football Netball Club history - MacIlwain and Bond - featured prominently in Saturday's victory against Kyneton.

In this contest it was Tyson MacIlwain and Matthew Bond who led the way to the Magpies' first seniors victory in 2014.

Playing at centre half-forward, MacIlwain took many contested marks and booted four goals.

Closer to goal and it was Matthew Bond who finished off many attacks by kicking a match-high seven goals on Maryborough's turf at Barkers Oval, Princes Park.

Co-coach of the Maryborough team, Jamie Bond said the Pies' workrate to force and capitalise on turnovers was a key factor in the 59-point victory.

"We made a really good start to the match and just kept on working hard," said Bond, a star in the club's run through the 90s and is the uncle of Matthew Bond.

He said the key forwards were on the end of some great passes all match.

"Tyson and Matt are two great targets for us.

"They are fierce competitors. They didn't win every marking contest, but also competed."

Bond said unlike previous matches the Borough did not have a costly lapse.

"There's been a few matches where we have had one bad quarter and been punished. It did not happen in this match."

The Magpies' best included Kelvin Williams at full-back, Ryan Connellan in the ruck, and Evan Hurse.

The Edwards brothers, Lachlan and Bailey also played key roles.

Kyneton's best was Ben Weightman. The classy forward kicked a team-high six goals and is second in the race for the Ron Best medal on 31 goals.

William Daly, Jake Hyland and David Romer played well for the yellow and black.

The defeat was a major dent to Kyneton's top-five aspirations.

The Mark Adamson-coached Kyneton has a 4-5 record and travels to Eaglehawk's Canterbury Park for this Saturday's start to the split 10th round.

Maryborough tackles Kangaroo Flat on June 21 at Barkers Oval, Princes Park. 


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