BOISDALE-BRIAGOLONG sits a little more comfortably in fourth place following its 122-point victory over Orbost-Snowy Rovers at home.
After winning 24.18 (162) to 7.4 (46), the Bombers are six points ahead of fifth-placed Lucknow on the ladder.
Nicoll Sandison kicked seven goals in a best-on-ground performance, while Dylan Bolton kicked four goals and Cal Egan three. Josh Stubbe and Jordan Rodda also made strong contributions.
The Bombers dominated from the outset, kicking five goals to one in the first term. The match was firmly put out of the Blues’ reach after the Bombers’ 12-goal to one second quarter gave the home side a 73-point lead at the main break.
The rampage continued in the second half, as the Bombers added 11 goals to four.
Braeden Ross and Curtley Nettleton were best for the Blues.David Braithwaite
Lindenow kept their slim finals hopes alive, while Lucknow's had a dent put in them, with the Cats getting over the line by 10 points.
After an even first term, Lindenow managed to hold the Pies to 0.2 while kicking 2 goals themselves, going into half time with an 11 point lead.
The lead would not deviate much more than this for the remainder of the match, with the visitors unable to reel in the deficit.
Darren Allen kicked 4 goals for Lindenow, pushing him 5 goals clear on top of the EGFNL goal kickers list. Lachlan Dumaresq and Harold Hood were both in the Cats' best.
For Lucknow, Daniel Evans and Jacob Green both kicked 3, while Chris Hammond was named their best player on the day.Gippsland Footy admin
Wy Yung had an important percentage boosting win, thumping Paynesville by 159 points. The Tigers now sit in 2nd place on the ladder on percentage, with the same W-L-D record as Stratford and Lakes Entrance.
The home side were busy from the get-go, kicking 5 goals to 1 in the opening term. Another 4 goals to 1 in the second quarter saw Wy Yung hold a commanding 49 point lead at half time.
In the second half the flood gates opened, with the Tigers kicking 10 goals in the third quarter and 9 in the last - while the Gulls could only manage 1.3 across the 3rd & 4th quarters.
Brodie Anderson and Wes Russell had days out in front of the big sticks, kicking 10 and 8 respectively, while Shaun Mooney was named best-on-ground.
For Paynesville, Bryce Riches kicked 2 out of the team's 3 goals, while Jordan Farquhar was named their best player for the day.
Gippsland Footy admin
MATCH ABANDONED DUE TO PLAYER INJURY IN FIRST QUARTER. GAME DECLARED A DRAW.
A serious leg injury led to East Gippsland football’s top of the table clash being abandoned on Saturday.
Stratford and Lakes Entrance were forced to share the points.
Saturday’s match was halted after Lakes Entrance player Gary Puruntatameri injured his leg during the first quarter. The injury was so severe, Puruntatameri could not be moved from the ground until an ambulance arrived.
Matches unable to resume after 30 minutes are abandoned. If the stoppage happens before half-time, the match is declared a draw.
The Seagulls’ Facebook page said Puruntatameri’s surgery on Sunday was successful, that he’s in good spirits and returned home on Monday.
Out of action for a considerable amount of time, Puruntatameri is one of the Seagulls’ better players, and has kicked a club-leading 34 goals this season.
Stratford had kicked the first four goals of the match before it was abandoned.
The draw means the top three teams are on the same amount of points, with the Swans remaining in first place on percentage, followed by Wy Yung and the Seagulls.David Braithwaite
Match reviews for Lakes Entrance v Stratford and Boisdale-Braigolong v Orbost-Snowy Rovers taken from article written by David Braithwaite reporting for Gippsland Times. To view original article online visit http://www.gippslandtimes.com.au/story/5528961/injury-ends-top-two-clash/?cs=1576
Shared by Gippsland Footy admin. Any factual errors or copyright breaches in this post are unintentional and should be brought to the attention of Gippsland Footy. Any factual errors in any shared links should be brought to the attention of the original poster.