Buln Buln kept its faint hopes of playing finals football alive with a comfortable victory over Nilma-Damum, 12-8 (80) to 4-4 (28).
The Lyrebirds now sit four points behind rivals Ellinbank and Poowong, although a percentage gap would make victory against both of those sides important.
With the loser to just about kiss goodbye any hopes of playing finals football, it was Buln Buln who made the positive start with four goals to one in the first term.
Three goals to one in the second term extended the lead to 34-points at the long break.
The Bombers rallied in the third term, winning a tight quarter with two goals to one.
The fight was short lived however, with the Bombers unable to score in the final term as the Lyrebirds put on four goals to add some much needed percentage.
Trent Baker, Bryce Monahan, Thomas Axford, Harry Wans, Brent Waddell and Charlie Park helped Buln Buln maintain control.
Ben Campbell, Andrew Campbell, Chris Larosa, Jeremy Jarred, Mitchell Dance and Logan Deschepper were the better players in what is becoming another long season for the Bombers.Warragul & Drouin Gazette
Ellinbank suffered a dent in its ambitions to play finals football, suffering a loss to an improving Neerim-Neerim South.
It came as Ellinbank's rivals Poowong sensationally upset Warragul Industrials, the results seeing the Eagles bundled out of the Ellinbank Districct Football League top five. The Eagles are now level on points wlth Poowong, setting up a potentlal mini elimination final between the sides when they next neet.
Inaccuracy didn’t help Ellinbanks cause early, as the improving Cats team steered through three straight to lead by seven points at the first change. A few handy additions have been made to the Cats line up which has them looking a far better unit than the one that languished at the bottom of the ladder for the first half of the season.
Ellinbank on the other hand have been crippled by player injury and unavailability this season. The Cats made a big move in the second term, slamming through six goals to one to open a handy 39-point buffer at the long break.
Three goals apiece in the third term meant the Eagles were unable to make any inroads as the match remained in the Cats’ keeping. Momentum sapped in a lost cause, the Cats steered through three majors in the final term to register a comfortable victory, 15-7 (9.7) to 5-10 (40).
Jeremiah Jones booted four goals, while Daniel Fusinato chipped in with three majors. Nathan Bayne, Toby Bayne, Jackson Ward, Dane Fawcett and Aaron Fawcett were other key players in the Cats’ first scalp of note for 2018. Thomas Robertson, Mark Vassett, Ben Wragg, Adam Cook, Jake Harper and Lachlan Cove were the better players in the loss for Ellinbank.Warragul & Drouin Gazette
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