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Gisborne 21.16 (142) d Kangaroo Flat 8.5 (53)
Top versus bottom clash went as expected, with Gisborne posting another big win, this time by 89 points. Bulldogs still unbeaten; the Roos remain unbeaten. Jack Scanlon and Pat McKenna both kicked five goals for the Bulldogs, who had another good spread with 10 goalkickers. The Roos' eight goals was an improvement on their return of three and four in their first two games.
Strathfieldsaye 22.11 (143) d Golden Square 12.5 (77)
The Storm continue their strong start to the season, inflicting Square's first loss by 66 points - an impressive way to mark their 200th milestone match. The Storm had the game well in hand at half-time and never gave the Bulldogs a look-in after the break. Fergus Payne a livewire up forward for the Storm with five goals, including four in third term; Adam Baird best for the Bulldogs.
Eaglehawk 17.14 (116) d Maryborough 15.10 (100)
The Hawks have survived a massive scare over at Princes Park. The Magpies spent the bulk of the day in front, but were over-run by the reigning premiers in the final term. It wasn't a win, but their competitive showing was a big positive for the Magpies going forward. Stewart Crameri kicked seven goals for the Magpies without a miss, while Sean Williams was the Hawks' leading goalkicker with four.
Kyneton 17.14 (116) d Castlemaine 6.15 (51)
Both teams chasing their first wins of the season and it was the Tigers who did it comfortably. They Tigers extended their lead at every change on the way to a 65-point victory at Camp Reserve. Veteran Nathan Thompson had a big day up forward for the Tigers with six goals.
Sandhurst 12.9 (81) d South Bendigo 9.10 (64)
The Dragons have plenty out of their side at the moment, but they were too good in the Graeme Wright Cup match at the QEO, beating the Bloods by 17 points to improve to 2-1, while the Bloods, whose coach Nathan Horbury was best, are now 1-2.
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Elmore 10.12 (72) d Leitchville-Gunbower 8.19 (67)
WOWEE.... last year's wooden-spooners have beaten the reigning premiers by five points. The Bloods came from 27 points down at half-time and have now won two in a row. James Harney kicked four for Elmore, while the Bombers ware left to rue their inaccurate 8.19.
North Bendigo 14.12 (96) d White Hills 8.8 (56)
The Bulldogs moved to 3-0 with a 40-point win in which their best player was Aarryn Craig in his 200th game for the club. Brady Herdman kicked three goals for the Bulldogs, but hearing he may have injured a hamstring. Demons now 0-3.
Colbinabbin 10.18 (78) d Heathcote 7.10 (52)
A 26-point win for the Grasshoppers in a game where both sides combined for 17.28. Ben Southam named best again for the Grasshoppers for the third game in a row. A much more competitive outing for the Saints than round one when they were beaten by 136 by LBU.
LBU 17.12 (114) d Huntly 6.8 (44)
Another big win for the Cats, this time by 70 points at home over Huntly. Paddy Gardiner again a strong target in attack booting six goals. Cats are now 3-0; the Hawks 0-3.
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Newbridge 15.26 (116) d Inglewood 5.7 (37)
Not the sharpest day in front of the big sticks for the reigning premier Maroons, but they bounce back from last week's heavy loss to Mitiamo. The Maroons' 79-point victory now leaves Inglewood the only winless team after four rounds. Chris Dixon snagged four goals for Newbridge and Daniel Lloyd kicked three for the Blues.
Pyramid Hill 13.14 (92) d Marong 10.9 (69)
The Bulldogs remain unbeaten following a 23-point win over the Panthers in their annual Michael Herrick Memorial Game. The Bulldogs led by 15 points at half-time and held sway for the remainder of the contest. Scott Mann named best for the 3-0 Bulldogs, while the Panthers slip to 2-2.
Calivil United 17.14 (116) d Bridgewater 12.5 (77)
Strong response from the Demons to their 0-3 start to the season, knocking off the Mean Machine by 39 points. Chris Sanders (five) and Michael Cooke (four) combined for nine goals for the Demons, who spoiled the 200th game celebrations of Bridgewater star Darren Clutton, who kicked three goals in his milestone match.
Mitiamo 13.14 (92) d BL-Serpentine 5.11 (41).
A dominant 51-point win for the Superoos set up in the first half. The Superoos kept the Bears goal-less in the opening half as they led 8.7 to 0.6 at the main break. It was five goals apiece afterwards, but the damage was done for the Bears by then. Ryan Wellington and Dylan Clohesy with four goals each for the Superoos.
Wedderburn 12.14 (86) d Donald 8.8 (56)
Sam Barnes continued his good form up forward for Wedderburn, kicking six goals. The Redbacks led by just three points at three quarter-time before booting four goals to one in the final term to run out 30-point winners.
Birchip-Watchem 21.18 (144) d St Arnaud 1.6 (12)
A forgettable day for St Arnaud, managing just one goal, kicked by Harley Durward in the second quarter. Down the other end the Bulls had Lachlan Foott and Stephen Paulke slot four each in a massive 132-point win at home to continue their unbeaten start to the season and lift their percentage to 382.1. Not a great result for the 88 entrants who have the Saints in the Addy Footy Challenge.
Charlton 9.14 (68) d Wycheproof-Narraport 4.8 (32)
The Navies have their first win of the season, prevailing by 36 points over the reigning premiers, who are now 0-3. Just four goals were kicked in the first half, at which stage the Navies led 3.8 to 1.3. Trent Cossar (Charlton) and George Turner (Wyche) finished with three goals each.
Sea Lake Nandaly 29.27 (201) d Boort 1.1 (7)
Huge 194-point win for the Tigers as Boort became the second team for the day to be held to just one goal. Billy McInnes (six) and recruit Alex Pollock (five) combined for 11 goals for the Tigers, who are now 3-0 with a percentage of 308.5. Boort's tally of 1.1 comes after its 0.6 against Wedderburn the previous round.
Bendigo Pioneers 7.7 (49) lt Northern Knights 8.6 (54)
A 17-POINT half-time lead evaporated into a five-point defeat for the Bendigo Pioneers in their NAB League game under lights against the Northern Knights at the QEO on Friday night.
After conceding the first two goals, the Pioneers were staring at the prospect of improving to 3-1 when they led 6.1 to 3.2 at the main break.
However, they could muster just one second-half goal - kicked by Kobe Brown - as the Knights over-run the home side to prevail 8.6 (54) to 7.7 (49), with the match-winner kicked by Northern's Zane Costello.
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