Wy Yung secured its fourth win in its past five matches with a onesided display against the Seagulls at Tigerland.
Lakes Entrance was only down by 13 points at quarter time, but was blown out of the water in the second stanza as it could only manage one behind compared to Wy Yung’s 6.3. At half time the Tigers held a 51- point margin.
Wy Yung inflicted further pain in the third quarter, slotting 4.1 to 1.2 to open up a 68-point lead at the last break.
Lakes Entrance managed to stem the bleeding late, holding the Tigers to 2.1, but was unable to make an impact on the scoreboard itself with one major.
Brodie Anderson had an impact in the forward 50 with seven Tigers’ goals, while Alex Crowe and Kaleb Hodson found plenty of the football.
Josh Piper led the way for the Seagulls alongside Jason Puruntatameri and Tom Smith.
Boisdale-Briagolong inflicted Paynesville with a 165-point hiding.
The Bombers kept Paynesville goal-less until the third quarter, and piled on 27 of their own in the 27.11 (173) to 1.2 (8) drubbing.
Boisdale-Briagolong had all guns firing in the second quarter, during which it kicked seven goals to take a 71-point lead heading into the main break.
With the game well and truly over, things got ugly for Paynesville, which was 94 points in arears at the final break. The final 20 minutes became something of a procession, as players wearing the red and black basically went through the motions and coasted to victory.
A total of 12 players featured on the goal kicking list for Boisdale-Briagolong, with Callan Egan and Daniel Stubbe kicking eight between them. Josh Hegarty was best-on-ground, while Shaun Bates was also prominent.
On a dark day for Paynesville, Nick Pincott, Hayden Kraus and Jordan Farquhar battled hard.
While the Blues put up a good fight, the Magpies had all the answers at Lochiel Park.
Lucknow surged to a 19-point lead at the first break on the back of a 4.2 to 1.1 performance as Orbost Snowy struggled to find a way to combat the Magpies’ midfield dominance.
Lucknow controlled the majority of proceedings in the second quarter and by half time had constructed a 40-point buffer.
The Blues made things interesting in the third quarter and after booting five goals to two reduced the Magpies’ once comfortable lead to 21 points with one term to go.
However, Lucknow lifted in the final stanza and booted 6.8 to 2.2, securing the points in the process.
Khai Collins was brilliant for the Magpies with four goals, while Brandon Sauer (3) and Jake Green (2) were also deadly around the big sticks.
James Sanford used the ball well for Lucknow with the consistent Daniel Evans continuing his fine form.
Hamish Nettleton was again wonderful for Orbost Snowy and Bobby Marshall and Max Welsh toiled away.
Stratford squandered a seven-goal quarter-time lead in its match against Lindenow, going down by 43 points.
The 20.8 (128) to 13.7 (85) loss was the Swans' third consecutive defeat and was enough to drop them to fourth position on the East Gippsland football ladder.
Travelling to Lindenow, Stratford had a dream start to the match, utilising a strong wind to kick eight goals to one in the opening quarter. Predictably, the Cats took advantage of the conditions when teams swapped ends and reversed the trend in the second quarter.
At half-time the match was all-but even, and in the third quarter neither side was really able to press home much of an advantage.
The Swans held a seven-point lead heading into the fourth term, before Lindenow stamped its authority on the match, kicking nine goals to one to cement second place on the league table.
The win means the Cats have all but sown up a double chance as they are now four games clear of their next challenger.
Lindenow senior stalwart Michael Preston was brought back into the senior side for the first time this season after a ridiculous run of form in the reserves saw him kick 74 goals in seven games. Preston showed he still has a lot of good footy left in him, slotting through eight majors in the victory.
Luke Dyer also hit the scoreboard, scoring five goals in a best-on-ground display, while Kane Ashwood was equally effective.
Rod O'Keefe kicked four goals for Stratford to be among his side's best, along with Brad White and Nathan Pollard who put in commendable displays.
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Lindenow v Stratford and Boisdale-Briagolong v Payesville match reviews written by Liam Durkin reporting for Gippsland Times. To view original article in full online click here.
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