Gippsland Power walked away from Sunday afternoon with a 50-point loss dealt by a dominant Oakleigh side at Frankston Oval. Both teams came out hard in the first, mostly locking the ball down in the midfield with repetitive stoppages. Nikia Webber kicked Gippsland’s first from a gather and snap early on, while Gemma Lagioia responded in the closing minutes for Oakleigh to tie the term. In the second, Oakleigh slowly increased their lead after trapping the ball in their forward line. Power tried to shift pressure through the centre, but the Chargers broke their lines and soon found their second before entering the main break. Gippsland remained scoreless up until the final quarter as the Chargers surged on to kick six more. Emily Harley’s fourth goal came in the final quarter, increasing Oakleigh’s lead early on, while Power replied with their second following a spill in defence. Gippsland captain, Maddison Shaw, and teammates, Grace McRae, Chandra Abrahams and Matilda Van Berkel all combined well despite Oakleigh’s dominance.Brandon Hutchinson - AFL Draft Central
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