At the Lakeside Oval, the Seagulls posted their lowest ever score of 21 points in the East Gippsland Football Netball League against the Cats. Lindenow was simply too much for Lakes Entrance as it triumphed easily by 85 points.
After a four-goal to one opening quarter the Cats led by 23 points. Lindenow kept its foot down in the second term as the visitors opened a 43-point lead. The young Seagulls were outmatched and wouldn’t register a goal in the second half as
the Cats kicked seven majors to seal the deal. Angus Fortune led the way for the Cats with four goals, while Riley Carroll and Paul Collier both bagged three. Harold Hood dominated around the ball, while Todd Alexander and Mark Baylis moved the ball well.
James Gibbs and Tom Smith kicked all of Lakes Entrance’s goals. Fraser Dostine, Josh Piper and Jarred McDonnell toiled away.
The Magpies trailed by one goal at quarter time at home against Boisdale Briagolong, but the latter extended its lead to two straight kicks at the major break. The game was anyone’s to take and the Bombers dominated the majority of the third
quarter, but kicked 1.7 to leave the door ajar for Lucknow in the last.
The Magpies were unable to make a dent in the visitors’ 17-point lead as Boisdale Briagolong grinded out its second win of the season.
The Gulls accounted for the Blues by 34 points to leap in to fourth spot on the ladder. In an even first term, Paynesville eked out a nine-point lead. Orbost Snowy was well and truly in the contest.
The Gulls went to another level in the second quarter as the Blues struggled to match their intensity around the ground. At half time Paynesville held a 38-point advantage.
Despite Orbost Snowy improving in the third quarter, the Gulls held firm for the win.
Jack Haslam starred for Paynesville with six goals with Jordan Farquhar and Jessie Pescod key.
For the Blues, Hamish Nettleton had an impact and Max Battel got plenty of the ball.
The Swans were too good for the Tigers at Tigerland, limiting the home side to just three goals in a brilliant defensive display.
While Straford was the better team in the first term, Wy Yung was only 15 points off the pace at the first break. The Swans then piled on the pressure in the second quarter as the Tigers began to crumble, managing three behinds compared to the visitors 3.3. This saw Stratford jump out to a 33- point half time lead.
Wy Yung had been found wanting in the first half and the Swans did not relent after the main break. While the Tigers managed to kick their first goal since the beginning of the match, Stratford slotted 4.3 to effectively seal the win before three quarter time.
In the last Wy Yung outscored the Swans by two points, but it wasn’t enough as the visitors cruised to an easy win.
Stratford had 10 more scoring shots than the Tigers in a dominant performance that further enhances its premiership credentials.
Stratford’s Brad White was brilliant against his former side, while Nathan Pollard, who spent a year in the black and yellow, was also impactful. Reigning league best and fairest, Lachie Heywood, impressed in the ruck and was dangerous when he went forward booting two goals. Haydn Efurth led the Swans’ attack with four goals and Jordan Robertson nailed three.
James Beha and Brodie Anderson were Wy Yung’s only goal kickers as Dave Waddell, Matt Arnold and Chris Wheeler fought hard in a losing effort.
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