Superoos jump clear
By CHRIS EARL
FIVE weeks between games and Mitiamo are still flag favourites in Loddon Valley football.
The Superoos, although trailing at quarter time, never looked seriously troubled in Saturday’s match again Bridgewater.
The injury and suspension-depleted Mean Machine lacked spark coming off their fiery encounter with Pyramid Hill the previous week.
As for celebration of a final term goal, the Mean Machine’s only major for the term, there was no elation on the ground.
For much of the game, Miti-amo controlled the pace and flow of play.
Tyrone Downie, Doug Thomas and Brent Downie were key drivers.
Downie and Lucas Matthews were the first to try for goals - a behind and an out of bounds - before making amends later in the term.
Bridgewater’s straight kicking with three goals was a false indication of state of play around the ground.
The Superoos held the home team goalless in the second and third terms, and again inaccuracy in the goal square is all that stopped Miti from a big percentage-boosting win in the clash of undefeated sides.
They bookended the main break kicking 4.7.
Bridgwater half-back Joe Maynes was consistent all day holding together his line under constant attack from the Superoos. Miti’s season injury woes continued in the third term when defender Dylan Clohesy left the ground with a shoulder injury.
The final term had Mitiamo in control and retaining flag favouritsm.