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Where is it being played?: Bairnsdale City Oval

What time is the seniors game scheduled to start?: 2:20pm

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Presented with a golden opportunity to earn its first win of the Gippsland League season, Bairnsdale must make the most of its opportunities tomorrow at home against Morwell.
The Redlegs were impressive in rounds one and two against Maffra and Sale, but couldn’t get the job done when the game was on the line.
Bairnsdale seems to be on the right track, but to be taken seriously as a finals contender, it must defeat the Tigers tomorrow.
Head coach, Darren Martin, knows what his side must do to secure the four points.
“We have just got to tidy up our own mistakes at the moment. We defend sides really well, but it’s just that counterattack that can cause issues.
“Even though we are scoring a lot more in our first two games than we were last year, demonstrating our avenues to goal, in both games we have had chances to win.
“With ball in hand we have made a few monumental errors, giving the ball back to the opposition in the wrong spots and they have scored going the other way.
“It is a good spot to be in because those are things we can keep working on at training with our ball movement. If we can keep the turnovers down we are a really good chance.”
After the Easter break and a 0-2 start to the season, Martin expected a big week from the Redlegs as they prepare for their first home game of the season.
“We haven’t trained yet, but we certainly know that at the first home game there is going to be a fair expectation on a good performance,” he said.
“We better bring our A-game because otherwise we will get found out.
“We expect a pretty good crowd there on Saturday. I think that people come to see every year whether Bairnsdale are improving or not. They certainly give us a few chances early and it is our chance to emphasize the fact that we are improving. Hopefully people can jump on board.

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Where is it being played?: Traralgon Rec Reserve

What time is the seniors game scheduled to start?: 6:30pm

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Unedefeated after two rounds, ladder leaders Moe will head into this weekend’s night fixture against arch rivals Traralgon as hot favourites.

The Lions’ active and lucrative recruitment in the off-season has bolstered them with Spencer White and Bernie Vince playing major roles in their success to date.

They kicked off with a 46-point demolition of Morwell in round one and backed it up with an even more commanding performance against Drouin who they eclipsed by 92 points.

Traralgon, at the other end of the table, are yet to find their feet in 2019 and endured back-to-back narrow losses to Drouin (five points) and Leongatha (three points) in rounds one and two, respectively.

The Maroons will no doubt be fuelled by the prospect of notching their first points for the season against foes Moe at home under lights.

Kate Withers - Latrobe Valley Express


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Where is it being played?: Western Park, Warragul

What time is the seniors game scheduled to start?: 2:20pm, Sunday April 27th

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Warragul versus Drouin. They are always terrific contests no matter where the sides sit on the ladder.

But next Sunday’s clash between them at Western Park, Warragul, has more riding on it than most.

It’s only round three and the seasons for both sides may well be shaped by the outcome.

Warragul, that missed a spot in the finals last year by just one game, have had two losses to start their season under new playing coach Ben Hughes.

It will be well down the pack if it doesn’t get over the line on Sunday and the path to finals will be tough.

There’s just as much at stake for Drouin.

The Hawks had a great start to their season with a terrific win against perennial finalists Traralgon but came back to earth with a thud the following week against Moe.

The fierce rivalry between the neighbouring clubs is sure to draw a big crowd to what should be a great contest.

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