Yarragon condemned Boolarra to the bottom of the table after beating the Demons by 37 points in a first up win for Yarragon.

Boolarra led at the first break by a few points but Yarragon came back in the second term with a four goal burst which enabled them to have an 18 point lead at the major break.

An eight goal to five last half secured the win for Yarragon with coach Robbie Cahill snaring three goals. Jesse Giardina was a useful forward for Boolarra with four but the Demons had limited chances.

Laurie Williams

(Independent observer)

YYN with their second successive win were all over Hill End from the start.

The Hillmen were still overjoyed from their recent win over Newborough came down a couple of pegs after YYN took them apart.

With Dean McDonald leading from the front with eight goals the Bombers blitzed Hill End to the tune of 126 points.

Tim Phillips chipped in for six goals in another good display from the diminutive forward.

Hill End matched it early with YYN but the Bombers blitzed them in the second term to record their best win over Hill End since 2016.

Even though kicking eight goals, Dean McDonald couldn’t get into the top six best players with the top awards going to the two Hughes, Keegan and Conner with Tyler Brown coming third best.

Hill End’s Mugsy Mooka, playing his 50th game put in a good effort.

Two former Newborough players in Luke McQueen and Josh Hecker were amongst the best for Hill End.

Laurie Williams

(Independent observer)

Morwell East beat Mirboo North by three points in a dour struggle.

It was their 98th match and wins were level at 48 each (plus one draw).

Morwell East led all day just managing to keep ahead (at one stage the margin crept out to 18 points), but Mirboo North fought back to be competitive at the finish.

An 11 goal last term had fans on the edge of their seats as the two teams traded goals with the East scoring 5-2 to the Tigers 6-2 to run out winners 10-9 to 10-6.

Nick Campbell kicked four for the East and Rob Michaelades three.

Mirboo North was a picket fence with the goals being shared by six players.

Laurie Williams

(Independent observer)

Yinnar’s 19-15 was their biggest score over Newborough since 2011.

The Magpies with three impressive wins so far are looking good at the moment and many are jumping on the bandwagon already declaring them premiers.

They jumped away from Newborough and with Brad McBride up front leading the way, the Birds were all over Newborough who actually outscored Yinnar in the final term but the damage had already been done.

With two successive losses Newborough are facing a dangerous time and will need to get back on track.

Yinnar’s Brad McBride finished with eight goals to lead the Mid Gippy table with 14 goals.

Laurie Williams

(Independent observer)

The Anzac Day Special match was fought with a high intensity befitting the day.

Trafalgar on top going for their third successive win as was Thorpdale, but it was Trafalgar winning their second in a row over Thorpdale.

Played before a huge crowd on Sunday it was the Bloods who showed true Anzac spirit to break away from a determined Thorpdale, setting up a nine-point lead at the first break, which set the pattern for the rest of the match.

Jamie Hines was the big tower for Trafalgar and he got good support from the ever reliable Matt Swenson and Jesse Stone.

Trafalgar kicked away in the third establishing a 45 point lead going into three-quarter time after booting 5-3 to a sole goal by the Blues.

Thorpdale came back in the final term to just outscore the Bloods but the damage had already been done as Trafalgar rolled out winners in this the big Anzac Cup match 15-11 to 9-6.

Laurie Williams

(Independent observer)

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