Wy Yung toppled the previously undefeated Boisdale-Briagolong 6.6 (42) to 4.4 (28).
The Tigers led at every change and secured outright third position on the ladder as reward for their efforts.
Having been in somewhat indifferent form in the last few weeks, the Bombers’ performance may not have come as a total surprise to those close to the action, although the result may be shelved as an outlier given September weather is generally not as bad as it was on Saturday. That being said, Wy Yung will take a degree of confidence from the win, in what was the team’s fifth in succession.
Having controlled large portions of the first half, Wy Yung went into the main break with a 14-point lead, which was extended to a commanding 21 by three-quarter-time.
Knowing Boisdale-Briagolong would need to kick at least one goal every five minutes to steal the lead, Wy Yung defended grimly and despite only scoring one behind itself for the quarter, sealed the deal and won by the same amount as the half-time margin.
The Tigers found good service from Robert Brick, Chris Wheeler and David Waddell, along with Brodie Anderson, who kicked three goals. Best for Boisdale-Briagolong were Billy Marshall, Dylan Alexander and Patrick St John.
Lucknow made it three wins in a row and closed the gap between itself and Stratford with a 17-point win over the Swans.
The Magpies' 6.6 (42) to 3.8 (26) win sees them go equal with Stratford on points in fourth spot, but remain outside the top part of the ladder on percentage.
The result continued two contrasting form lines, with Lucknow securing its second consecutive win over a top four team, while Stratford has only won one match of its past five starts.
The Magpies were kept goal-less in the first half, but rallied to kick three in the third quarter to trail by one point at three-quarter-time.
Lucknow dug deep in the final term and scored three goals, which in the context of the conditions were worth at least six, as Stratford was kept goal-less in a disappointing finish.
Best players for the winners were Damien Hodder, Joel McNamara and Luke Belfrage. Lachlan Heywod, Jesse Broadbent and Brad White put in honest efforts for the Swans.
Lindenow is back on the winners’ list after dismantling Orbost Snowy by 85 points at Lochiel Park.
Inaccuracy killed the Cats last weekend against Lucknow and again it proved to be an issue in the early stages this weekend.
Lindenow booted 1.8 in the first quarter while the Blues were held scoreless. In the second term the Cats found their rhythm and built a 33-point lead by half time.
It was much of the same in the third quarter as Lindenow clawed away to a 54-point lead at the final break.
The last quarter was owned by the Cats who booted 5.7 to the Blues’ one goal.
Michael Preston bagged five goal for Lindenow while Luke Dyer was on fire through the midfield and forward, finishing with three goals. Coach, Justin Gould, was a major ball winner and 100-gamer Bayden Ashwood stood up. Darren Allen also was among the best players in just his second match of the season.
Hamish Nettleton was Orbost Snowy’s best, supported well by Braeden Ross and Quinn Christy.
It was struggle at a soaked AJ Freeman reserve, which saw Paynesville secure a one point victory over Lakes Entrance.
Paynesville had 13 scoring shots to Lakes Entrance’s seven, which almost proved costly in the end for the home side.
The Gulls held a 14-point buffer at the first break before Lakes fought back to trail by three points at the main break.
Both sides went goalless in the third term although Paynesville’s lead grew to four points at the final change. The Seagulls outscored the Gulls in the last quarter, although the home side’s early advantage proved to be the difference with the late 50m penalty and resulting behind enough to secure.
David Thompson, Liam Rathman and Aaron Cameron were Paynesville’s goalkickers while big man, Jake Keown, played well.
Youngster Noah Bottom booted three goals for Lakes Entrance while Jarred McDonnell, Fraser Dostine and Tom Stubbs showed good support.
LADDER AFTER ROUND 13
LEADING GOAL KICKERS AFTER ROUND 13
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Boisdale-Briagolong v Wy Yung and Lucknow v Stratford match reviews written by Liam Durkin reporting for Gippsland Times. To view original article in full online click here.
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