Here are the results for the opening games of Round 1 on Good Friday

Defending runner-up Yarram have overcome an early stutter and inaccuracy on goal in its round one run-in with Churchill to record a 52-point win on Good Friday in the North Gippsland Football League, 14.20 (104) to 7.10 (52).

The Demons were lucky to be within 10 points at the first break after the Cougars squandered their chances up forward and converted just three majors from 11 scoring shots.

The missed opportunities came back to bite Churchill in the second term as Yarram kicked into gear with five goals to give them an 11-point buffer at half-time.

The Demons could have put the result beyond doubt by three-quarter time but were errant in front of goal with 11 goals from 25 scoring shots for a 40-point lead.

Yarram kicked away in the closing stages of the game courtesy of Jarryd Swift to seal the first-up win by 52 points.

Swift finished with six goals and earned best-on-ground honours, while incoming playing-coach Matt Scholz started his tenure at the Demons on the right note with two goals after coming across from Morwell.

Griffin Underwood continued the stellar form from last season and booted two goals while singles went to Liam Farley, Tyler Chisholm, Daniel Vardy and Shem Rendell.

Kate Withers

Reporter, Latrobe Valley Express

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Rosedale’s strong final term wasn’t enough to see it over the line at Woodside.

The Blues trailed the Wildcats by 16 points at three-quarter-time, but inaccurate kicking for goal in the final term cost them victory.

The Blues kicked 1.10 for the quarter, while the Wildcats kicked one goal, enough to secure it victory, 7.8 (50) to 4.30 (44).

Earlier, Woodside began strongly, kicking the only two goals of the opening term, before Rosedale kicked three major to one in the second to lead by two points at the main break.

Will Leslie, Adam Hickey and new coach Todd Bryant were Woodside’s best players.

Bryant and captain Ryan Foat each kicked two goals.

Adam Diamond stood-out for Rosedale.

David Braithwaite

Gippsland Times

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Excerpts taken from articles written by Kate Withers reporting for Latrobe Valley Express and David Braithwaite reporting for Gippsland Times. For full articles visit http://www.latrobevalleyexpress.com.au/story/5318730/demons-clinch-big-win/?cs=1588 (Latrobe Valley Express) and http://www.gippslandtimes.com.au/story/5318196/good-friday-for-demons-and-wildcats/?cs=1576 (Gippsland Times)

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