CHFL: Gordon stuns Hepburn

GORDON has sparked its Central Highlands Football League campaign into life with an eight-point win over reigning premiers Hepburn.

The Eagles stunned the Burras with a nine-goal third term before eventually hanging on to secure a 16.11 (107) to 14.15 (99) victory in front of home fans.

This afternoon's performance racks up a second-straight triumph for Gordon, which was well beaten by Bungaree in round one.

Meanwhile, Learmonth continued its perfect start to the year, inflicting yet another narrow defeat on the competitive Ballan.

In a goal-for-goal afternoon, the Lakies eventually wore down the home side in the final quarter to run out 17-point winners and remain as one of four unbeaten teams in the competition.

Zac Peoples shone up forward with eight of the Blues' 14 goals, while joint coach Brenton Powell led his side with another telling display in the midfield for the Lakies.

Carngham-Linton collected its second win of the year, keeping Smythesdale scoreless in a 221-point thrashing. The Saints lost recruit Jesse Waters with a knee injury early in the match, while the Bulldogs are monitoring the condition of Jade Ramage, who was transported to hospital in an ambulance after a heavy knock to the hip in the final term.

Elsewhere, Newlyn got on the board with a 57-point victory against Dunnstown, Creswick was far too good for Skipton, winning by 75 points, Daylesford beat Rokewood-Corindhap by 42 points and Waubra got home over Beaufort by 41 points.

Last night, Springbank beat Buninyong and Bungaree defeated Clunes in Anzac Day fixtures.

Carngham-Linton's Nathan Pring in action this afternoon. Photo - Adam Trafford.

Carngham-Linton's Nathan Pring in action this afternoon. Photo - Adam Trafford.


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