BENDIGO - ROUND 6
Golden Square 11.15 (81) d Eaglehawk 10.11 (71)
The Bulldogs at one stage had 2.10 on the board in the second quarter, but weren't made to pay for their inaccuracy, grinding out a 10-point win at Wade Street. Jayden Burke kicked three goals for the Bulldogs, who had Liam Barrett named best. Jesse Collins was the standout for the Hawks with a hard-working game.
Strathfieldsaye 20.15 (135) d Kangaroo Flat 8.11 (59)
The Storm improve to 6-0 with their 76-point win over the Roos. Lachlan Sharp booted five for the Storm, who spread their goals among 11 players. Bailey Henderson best for the Storm; Corey Greer with three goals the best for the Roos.
Sandhurst 22.13 (145) d Castlemaine 5.10 (40)
The Dragons put the foot down after half-time, kicking 14 goals to one to win by 105 points. Matt Thornton and Jed Zimmer slotted five goals each for the Dragons. Having been only rated a 50-50 chance of playing during the week, Angus Monfries lined up for the Magpies and kicked two goals.
Gisborne 24.16 (160) d Maryborough 7.6 (48)
A 112-point win for the Bulldogs, who had been slow out of the blocks, trailing by 13 points at quarter-time. But it was 23 goals to four after the first break. Pat McKenna bagged six for Gisborne.
Kyneton 14.13 (97) d South Bendigo 13.14 (92)
Less than a kick in it as the Tigers edged out the Bloods by five points... the second thriller in a row fought out by the two sides at the Showgrounds after their draw last year. Kyneton coach Luke Beattie wound the clock back, slotting five goals.
HEATHCOTE DISTRICT - ROUND 6
Colbinabbin 9.10 (64) d Leitchville-Gunbower 6.12 (48)
Hard-fought win for the Grasshoppers, who led at every change. Michael Battista best for the Grasshoppers, while Jack Dye kicked four of the Bombers' six goals.
North Bendigo 27.15 (177) d Elmore 9.11 (65)
Darcy Richards slotted six goals for the Bulldogs in a big 112-point win over the Bloods. A six goal to one first quarter set the tone for the Bulldogs.
White Hills 22.13 (145) d Heathcote 12.6 (78)
Mitch Dole and Jed Lamb each kicked eight goals as the Demons cruised to a 67-point win over the Saints in their heritage guernseys.
Mount Pleasant 15.16 (106) d LBU 15.11 (101)
Another big statement made by the Blues, inflicting the first loss of the season on the Cats in a five-point thriller. The Blues have now beaten both the Cats and North Bendigo in their past three games.
LODDON VALLEY - ROUND 7
Newbridge 10.9 (69) d Bridgewater 8.11 (59)
The reigning premier Maroons end a run of two losses in a row with a 10-point win over their arch-rivals. The Maroons led at every change, with star Jordan Gilboy kicking four of their 10 goals.
BL-Serpentine 9.13 (67) d Marong 6.13 (49)
Both sides were inaccurate, but it was the Bears who recorded a much-needed victory having lost their previous three games. The Bears' return of 9.13 included 1.8 after half-time.
Pyramid Hill 17.15 (117) d Maiden Gully YCW 8.8 (56)
Another dominant performance from the flag-favourite Bulldogs at home. The Bulldogs raced to a 36-point lead at half-time and never let up. Billy Micevski booted six goals for the winners.
Mitiamo 20.19 (139) d Inglewood 5.5 (35)
With Justin Maddern back in the side, the Superoos thumped the Blues by 104 points. Maddern booted seven goals and fellow star forward Tyrone Downie four for the victors.
NORTH CENTRAL - ROUND 6
Birchip-Watchem 34.16 (220) d Boort 1.4 (10)
Ouch... another heavy loss for the Magpies, this time by 210 points to the Bulls. 13 players kicked goals for the Bulls, led by Stephen Paulke (seven). The Bulls' onslaught included a 13-goal second quarter.
Charlton 10.20 (80) d Donald 12.4 (76)
The Navies came from seven points down at three quarter-time to win by four points. Had the Navies lost they would have only had themselves to blame, kicking 10.20.
Sea Lake Nandaly 27.20 (182) d Wycheproof-Narraport 7.3 (45)
The Tigers remain undefeated; the reigning premier Demons winless after a one-sided game at Sea Lake. Billy McInnes led the rout for the Tigers with a haul of nine goals.
Wedderburn 13.17 (95) d St Arnaud 7.10 (52)
Ben DeAraugo turned spearhead for the Redbacks, bagging five goals in their 43-point win over the Saints. Five goals to one in the second quarter gave the Redbacks the ascendancy.
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