Bundoora comes from behind

Daniel Younan was a key target up forward. (Damian Visentini)

Tara Murray

Bundoora had to come from behind to return to the winners list in the Northern Football League division 1.

The Bulls were pushed all the way against Northcote Park before coming away with a 12.13 (85)-11.6 (72) win.

It was an up and down game, with the Bulls scoring the only three goals in the first quarter. They were still in front at half time, before the Cougars scored six goals to two in the third quarter to hit the front.

They would lead by seven points at the last break.

A six goal to three final quarter got the job done for the Bulls.

Daniel Younan kicked four goals in the win, while David Zaharakis chipped in with two.

Hamish Shepheard was named the Bulls best along with Younan and Brent Marshall.

The Bulls sit in third spot, a game behind Heidelberg and equal on points with Montmorency.

Meanwhile, Whittlesea is at the other end of the table.

On Saturday, the Eagles lost to North Heidelberg 19.13 (127)-12.9 (81).

It was an even first quarter before the Cougars opened a 25 point lead at half time. The margin stayed steady in the third quarter, before the Bulldogs ran away with it in the last.

Paul Higgins and Jaron Murphy kicked three goals each for the Eagles.

Brody Bell and David Mennen were named the Eagles best.

In division 2, Thomastown had its biggest win of the season, defeating Panton Hill.

It was a complete performance from the Bears, who started with 12 scoring shots in the first quarter.

They would continue to pile on the pressure as they got the 26.9 (165)-7.3 (45) win.

Anthony Capeci starred up forward with eight goals, while Daniel Chadwick was named best on ground.

Epping found the going tougher in the 26.22 (178)-6.10 (46) loss to Lower Plenty.

The Pingers had a solid start with four first quarter goals, but could only manage two after the first break.

It was all single goal kickers for the Pingers. James Tadd was named their best.

In division 3, Laurimar had a day out against Lalor.

The Power kicked five goals in the first quarter, but then they started to turn it on.

They kicked at least eight goals in the next three quarters to win, 34.27 (231)-1.3 (9).

Jacson Cecil kicked 14 goals in a best on ground performance.

Mernda was able to take the four points against Kilmore, winning 10.19 (79), while South Morang lost to Old Eltham Collegians, 17.4 (106)-14.13 (97).