Churchill are one of two undefeated sides after three rounds after they held off Heyfield to win by 19 points at the weekend, 12.14 (86) to 10.7 (67).
Captain-coach Chris Williams led by example and finished with five goals for the Cougars and was well-assisted by Blake Slater (three goals).
The home side went into the last quarter with a comfortable 30-point buffer but let the Roos back within two straight kicks.
Big man Ivan Maric was among the best for Churchill in the win, as was veteran Travis Brighton and Ryan Lowrie.Latrobe Valley Express
Glengarry have delivered the biggest drubbing of the 2019 season to date in the North Gippsland league senior competition, holding Gormandale to just two goals while piling on 28 of their own to record a staggering 180-point win on Saturday, 28.26 (194) to 2.2 (14).
The seeds were sown early in the piece as the Magpies kicked seven majors in the first term and five in the second to lead by 12 goals but saved their most damaging quarter for the third when they stacked on 10.10.
The rout was a complete team effort with 12 players getting in on the scoring.
Nick Quenault led the charge with six majors, Tyler Morley scored five, Colby Morley, Andrew May and Leigh O’Mara three each and Lachlan Patterson two.
Singles went to six others.
Among the best for Glengarry in the win were Patterson, Hayden Britten, Dean Brooks and Cam Graham.Latrobe Valley Express
SALE City moved to the top of the North Gippsland football ladder after a 24-point victory over Rosedale.
After ending the Blues’ winning start to the season, the Bulldogs and Churchill are the only two undefeated teams after three rounds.
The Bulldogs defeated a Rosedale side missing midfielders Dale Fleming and Rohan Hildebrand, 11.15 (81) to 9.3 (57), on Saturday.
Brad McKay, Josh Granger (who kicked three goals), Jacob Schuback, Tom Bowman, Jake Evans-Boulter and Jaxsyn Whitehill led the way for the home side.
The Bulldogs had the better of the first quarter, but that wasn’t rewarded on the scoreboard, kicking 2.6 to head into the first break level with the Blues, who kicked three goals straight.
City’s woes in front of goal continued into the second term, kicking 2.5.
The Blues, who had the aid of the breeze, booted four goals to claim an eight-point half-time lead.
Back with a favourable wind in the third quarter, the Bulldogs kicked five unanswered goals to lead by 21 points at the final break. The Blues were unable to make inroads into the deficit during the final quarter.
Joel Bristow worked hard in defence for the Blues, Adam Diamond was important at centre half-forward, while Brandon McDonald kicked four goals.Gippsland Times
Traralgon Tyers United, on their home deck, proved too strong for Woodside at the weekend.
The Bombers opened with five first-quarter goals to set themselves up with a 19 point lead which was extended to 36 at half-time and 49 at the final siren, 14.20 (104) to 8.7 (55).
Zach Kilgower and Guy Sinclair were standout performers on goal and finished with four majors each while Ricky Cochrane chipped in with two and singles went to four others.
For Woodside, Josh Kennedy and Tom King kicked two goals each and Jeremy Morgan, Tom Crosby, Ryan Foat and Daniel Missen each finished with one.Latrobe Valley Express
THE upset of the round came at Yarram, where the Demons lost to Cowwarr.
The Saints took the game up to the lacklustre Demons, leading by 20 points at half-time.
The Demons lifted in the third quarter, booting six goals to two to level the scores at three-quarter-time.
Many would have predicted the Demons to continue their charge in the final term, but Cowwarr regained its composure to kick two goals to one and win 9.13 (67) to 9.6 (60).
The victory moved the Saints into fourth place on the ladder, above the Demons, who are now sixth after back-to-back losses.
Ned Gowers and Tom Pattle were outstanding for the Saints, while Jarryd Swift was the Demons’ best player, kicking three goals, the same as teammate Anthony Scott.Gippsland Times
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