Newborough celebrate their second win for the year beating Boolarra by 75 points in what was the seventh successive win over the Demons.

Boolarra’s inability to score was evidenced in the second and final quarter when they failed to score. It’s not the first time this season that the Demons have not registered scores in at least one term.

Newborough gained a two goal break in the first term and went further ahead by half time adding four more goals to nil. Newborough’s Mick Gelagotis had an almost free rein up forward and most of his kicks found the six pointer. Another four goals by Newborough in the third term gave them a good lead going into the last.

Boolarra had shown little fight on the scoreboard but their general play was good in parts. Newborough dominated the inside 50’s in the last term but woeful kicking for goal of 2-7 was their biggest problem. Newborough’s defence was solid not allowing Boolarra a score in the quarter.

Mick Gelagotis finished with six goals and Liam Carolan bagged three with Wade Smith, Jared Risol and Joel White amongst the best. For Boolarra Sam Mazou, Alex Devonshire and Josh Wilson were given the votes as Newborough won 14-15 to Boolarra’s 3-6.

Most grounds have nets behind the goals but Boolarra are one of the few that don’t and at one stage play was held up for a couple of minutes for someone to retrieve the ball from a tree.

Laurie Williams

(Independent observer)

Yinnar cemented third position with a low scoring win against Yarragon on a cold day of football.

Yinnar led all day with coach Jaime Aitken leading by example, Danny Campbell and Matt Dyke were also good for the Pies.

Yinnar led at every break but Yarragon weren’t too far behind with their conversion rate poor (5-9) as compared to Yinnar who were on par (8-8) at the three quarter break.

It was a frenzy of defensive football in the final term with Yarragon holding the Magpies back to only two behinds but they missed opportunities and could manage only 1-2.

Two names synonymous with Yarragon, Jolly and Kilday were both multiple goal kickers but Yarragon couldn’t bridge the gap and went down by 11 points.

It was Yinnar 12th successive win over Yarragon in the 8-10 to 6-11 victory.

Laurie Williams

(Independent observer)

Thorpdale were able to overcome a first quarter deficit to beat Morwell East by 16 points in a tough match at Thorpdale.

The cold crosswind make kicking and passing difficult at times. Morwell East jumped to a good first quarter lead with Rob Michaelades a pivot up forward. Brandon Francis and ruckman Andrew Brown proved their worth around the ground with telling marks.

An eight goal first term livened up the crowd, but both teams couldn’t live up to the pace in the second with Thorpdale adding four goals to grab a half time lead while keeping Morwell East to only two minor scores.

Ed Greene got going on the third with two telling goals for Thorpdale while Morwell East matched the Blues with the same number.

It was a big shoot out in the last term with four goals each which didn’t help Morwell East get any closer to Thorpdale who took out the match 13-12 to 11-8.

Rob Michaelades was a rock for the East with his best bag of six goals while Ed Greene finished with four for the Blues.

Laurie Williams

(Independent observer)

Yallourn-Yallourn North hit the top of the MGFL ladder after their comprehensive 27 point victory over Trafalgar to bring the Bloods run of six successive wins to a halt.

It was the seventh successive win by YYN over Trafalgar.  The Bombers drive came from Dean McDonald who again top scored with his average of five this season.

Trafalgar held a slight edge in the first term but woeful kicking in the second allowed YYN to draw level at half time.

YYN through Rohan Reid, Tony Young and Dylan Bentley were able to chop Trafalgar up in the third and with McDonald aiming truly the Bombers were able to draw away to a handy 16 point lead with a term to play.

Coming into the last term, the Bombers blitzed the hapless Bloods, with Josh Keyhoe on target and Keenan Hughes playing well YYN were able to add a further 5-2 to 1-2 to run out winners 13-7 (85) to Trafalgar 6-12 (48).

YYN hold top position by percentage from Trafalgar and Yinnar.

Laurie Williams

(Independent observer)

Mirboo North shaped their future with their 11th successive win over Hill End, the Tigers starting to show good form with three wins from seven.

After a sluggish start where scores were a minimum with only goal shown for the quarter, Mirboo North led 1-2 to Hill End’s two points.

Wayward kicking by Mirboo North in the second threw away a much greater margin. They had 14 effective shots at goal which only translated to 5-9 but the held Hill End to 2-3 for the first half.

Mirboo North Coach Josh Taylor has been on fire so far this season and he put in another superb effort, picking up kicks, passing and encouragement to his team mates.

A further 5-5 for the Tigers in the third ensured Hill End's fate and in the final wash-up ran out comfortable winners 13-19 to 5-3.

Zac Kilgower and Luke Palmer finished with three each for the Tigers while Josh Taylor, Jacob Nash and Zack Kilgower finished as the best, for Hill End, Amburupa Uliando, Josh Hecker, Simon Fairbairn and Sven Batten were given as best.

Laurie Williams

(Independent observer)

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