Round 17 Sandringham vs Bendigo Review

Bendigo 12.12 (84)
Sandringham 14.11 (95)

Bendigo: Little 6, Lonergan, Maddern, O’Brien, Colyer, Kavanagh, Putt

Sandringham: Archer 3, Polo 2, Marigliani 2, Markworth 2, Peake, Michaliades, Shepheard, Curren, Sikora

Bendigo: Kavanagh, Pears, Slattery, Little, Merrett, Ladson

Sandringham: Clarke, Polo, Michaliades, Marigliani, Ross, Cockie


Sandringham defeats a fighting Bendigo – By Nick Ciantar

On a perfect Saturday afternoon up in Bendigo, the Bendigo Gold hosted the Sandringham Zebras at Queen Elizabeth Oval. The Zebras were victorious against a fighting Gold team, winning 14.11 (95) to 12.12 (84).

Both teams were slow out of the blocks in the first quarter with only 4 goals kicked. The Gold kicked two early goals through Matt Little and Elliot Kavanagh, though the Zebras responded through Daniel Archer and Chris Michaliades. The scores were level at quarter time at 2.3 apiece.

Little continued his good start to the game kicking his second goal and the Gold’s only goal of the second quarter within the first five minutes. Brent Prismall made his long awaited comeback from a knee injury. He started the second quarter on the field after sitting on the bench in the first quarter. The Zebras started to get on top of the contest through some individual brilliance. Terry Milera’s run and carry across the wing set up a goal to Tom Curren. The Zebras piled on five unanswered goals to lead by 22 points at half time.

The third quarter started just how the second quarter ended for Sandringham, with Dean Polo kicking a great goal from the boundary line. The Gold quickly replied through Sam Lonergan, however Marcus Marigliani played some of his best footy in the space of five minutes. Marigliani took two great contested marks in the goal square and converted with goals. Archer kicked his third goal of the match to extend the margin to 32 points. Bendigo did not give in and Little gave them some hope, kicking his forth goal to bring the margin down to 29 points at the final break.

The Gold started the last quarter with a faint hope of victory and responded quickly by kicking the first four goals to make it a five point ball game. The Bendigo crowd erupted, however the talented Zebras replied with two quick goals to seal the win.

Marigliani finished with 13 disposals and 2 goals and his five minutes of brilliance in the third quarter helped the Zebras set up the victory. Michael Sikora was strong in the ruck, finishing with 28 hitouts and 1 goal. Adam Cockie had another impressive game in the midfield, finishing with 22 disposals and 8 tackles. Michaliades was strong in the forward line, kicking 1 goal and laying 6 tackles. St Kilda youngsters Tom Ledger and Seb Ross were stars in the midfield. They had 27 and 29 disposals respectively and took full advantage of Sikora’s strength in the ruck. Raph Clarke was a stand out in the back line, finishing with 25 disposals. His run and carry set up the Zebras midfielders and forwards all day.

For the Gold, Tayte Pears was solid down back. He finished with 25 disposals and 13 marks and came across as third man up on many occasions. Brendan Lee played a solid game in the midfield with 27 disposals and was one of the Gold’s best. Little finished with 6 goals and was the most dangerous forward on the ground.

The Zebra’s second and third quarters helped set up a solid win on the road. They responded in the last quarter when challenged and are well and truly in the finals race. Sandringham has the bye next week, whilst Bendigo meets Geelong at Simonds Stadium at 10am.


TACKLES: Sandringham 44 – Bendigo 47

MARKS: Sandringham 87 – Bendigo 122

HITOUTS: Sandringham 46 – 34

FREES: Sandringham 21 – Bendigo 28

INSIDE 50’s: Sandringham 48 – Bendigo 45



Seb Ross 29 disposals, 1 tackle & 3 marks

Tommy Ledger 27 disposals & 1 mark

Raph Clarke 25 disposals, 1 tackle, 10 marks

Adam Cockie 22 disposals, 8 tackles, 5 marks

Dean Polo 21 disposals, 4 tackles, 10 marks & 2 goals

Jamie Cripps 18 disposals, 1 tackle & 2 marks

James Hallahan 17 disposals, 7 marks

Jackson Ferguson 17 disposals, 2 tackles, 7 marks

Farren Ray 17 disposals, 3 tackles & 6 marks

Tom Curren 15 disposals, 1 mark & 3 goals

Jack Williams 15 disposals, 3 tackles, 3 marks

Daniel Markworth 13 disposals, 2 tackles, 4 marks & 2 goals

Brett Peake 13 disposals, 5 marks, 1 goal

Marcus Marigliani 13 disposals, 2 tackles, 5 marks & 2 goals

Chris Michaliades 13 disposals, 6 tackles, 1 mark & 1 goal

Terry Milera 10 disposals, 2 tackles, 5 marks

Daniel Archer 9 disposals, 4 tackles, 3 marks & 3 goals

Tim Mavric 9 disposals, 1 tackle, 4 marks

Matt Stapleton 9 disposals, 1 tackle

Hamish Shepheard 8 disposals, 1 tackle, 3 marks, 13 hitouts & 1 goal

Michael Sikora 5 disposals, 1 tackle, 1 mark, 28 hitouts & 1 goal

Jimmy Webster 3 disposals, 1 tackle


2012 AFL Vic Development League

Sandringham 7.6 (48)
Box Hill Hawks 18.13 (121)

Sandringham: Maley Waller Shakallis Slade Meehan Fallon Brown

Box Hill Hawks: Monkhorst 4 Cooper 3 Cass 3 Graham 2 Cust Otten Lock Lawlor Northe Post

Sandringham: Plostins Fallon Maley Shakallis Meehan Hobijn-Allen

Box Hill Hawks: Ralph Cust Northe Johns Gordon Otten

REPORTS: Jordan Staley has accepted a one-week suspension for striking



Nicolas Winmar 27 disposals, 5 tackles & 2 marks

Sam Crocker  16 disposals, 2 tackles & 6 marks

Jay Lever 5 disposals,

Jordan Staley 7 disposals, 2 marks

Michael Meehan 15 disposals, 2 tackles, 6 marks & 1 goal

Jesse Plostins 14 disposals, 1 tackle, 7 marks

Daniel Sands 17 disposals, 1 tackle

Michael Lourey 13 disposals, 4 tackles, 2 marks

Peter Shakallis 23 disposals, 2 marks, 3 marks, 1 goal

Darcy Brown 19 disposals, 1 tackle, 4 marks, 1 goal

Chris Waller 14 disposals, 8 tackles, 1 mark & 1 goal

Keiffer Smith-Cameron 8 disposals, 2 marks & 1 mark

Mathew Bowles 10 disposals, 6 tackles, 1 mark

Anthony Soriano 6 disposals

Billymo Rist 5 disposals, 3 tackles, 3 marks

Tom Stevens 12 disposals, 5 marks

Travis La Rocca 17 disposals, 2 marks

Sam Maley 15 disposals, 9 tackles, 1 mark & 1 goal

Luke Barnhoorn 14 disposals, 5 marks

Ned Fallon 14 disposals, 3 tackles, 3 marks & 1 goal

Josh Slade 18 disposals, 1 tackle, 5 marks & 1 goal



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