The Bendigo Junior Football League retained the Goldfields Challenge trophy on Saturday.
Nanjing Night Net

HEAVY CLASH: A Ballarat player and a Bendigo player collide in the under-12 game at Strathfieldsaye.

The BJFL and Ballarat split the six-match carnival at Strathfieldsaye with three wins each, but Bendigo retained the trophy because it was the defending champion.

ON THE LEAD: Bendigo under-14 forward Tanner Nally takes a mark.

The most one-sided result of the day was in the under-16.5 game where Ballarat won 9.11 (65) to 2.5 (17).

DETERMINED: Bendigo under-14 players line up for the national anthem before their match with Ballarat. Pictures: NONI HYETT

In the under-15s, Bendigo rallied from a 26-point deficit to win 10.10 (70) to 7.13 (55). Will Wallace, Za MacDonald and Jordan Power were best for the home side.

SPLIT PACK: Action from the under-12 game between Bendigo and Ballarat.

The Bendigo under-14s lost 9.9 (63) to 4.5 (29). Brodie James, Mitch Trewhella and Sam Conforti were Bendigo’s best.

Bendigo won a thrilling under-13 encounter by one point. Harvey Gallagher, Kai Lohmann and Dominic Bennington impressed in the 5.5 (35) to 4.10 (34) win.

UNDER THE PUMP: Bendigo and Ballarat battle for the ball in the under-12s.

Ryan Wilson, Nathan Tuddenham and Lachlan Spiteri were best for Bendigo under-12s in their 5.8 (38) to 3.4 (22) win.

Ballarat won the youth girls game 5.4 (34) to 3.2 (20). Jaime Sawers, Kodie Jacques and Tia Needs battled hard for Bendigo.

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