While Cora Lynn is a side rebuilding on the run – with a particularly young average age – it’s also particularly well placed for yet another finals campaign – an achievement that shouldn’t go unnoticed.
Predictably, the Magpies were absolutely no match for the Cobras on Saturday – losing by a whopping 160 points and conceding 47 scoring shots in the process, 26.21 (177) to 2.5 (17).
Promisingly for David Main’s Cora Lynn side, Blackwood (seven goals), Travis Woodfield (five), and Ryan Spierings (three) combined for 15 of their majors on Saturday and all three are notable inclusions to the group that lost to Kooweerup and Bunyip earlier in their campaign. The silky-skilled Jai Rout also added four majors of his own for an outfit that booted 14 unanswered goals in the first half.Russell Bennett
Korumburra-Bena faced a massive task when it played third placed Koo Wee Rup at home on Saturday.
The Giants were still depleted by injury and several young Thirds players had to step up to fill the gaps left.
The Giants won the toss and kicked to the town end, favoured by a slight breeze.
It played a great first term, attacking the ball and playing on at all times.
The defence was on top and Jake McMillan at full forward kicked three goals.
A late goal to Koo Wee Rup ended the quarter.
Going into the second term, the score was Korumburra-Bena 3.2.20 to Koo Wee Rup 1.1.7.
Whatever the Koo Wee Rup coach said spurred the Demons into action.
It’s running game clicked into gear, and they were hitting targets, resulting in six goals.
The Giants were left scoreless.
At half time, the score was Korumburra-Bena 3.2.20 to Koo Wee Rup 7.3.45.
The Giants were in trouble, only having a single player left on the interchange bench.
Jahwot, who had played well in both the ruck and around ground, was a massive loss and Koo Wee Rup took full advantage.
Koo Wee Rup kicked four goals to the Giants’ one.
With the Giants in deep trouble, Koo Wee Rup showed why it is a flag contender.
Its bigger bodied players took over and its running game was too much for the depleted Giants.
The Demons dominated, kicking five goals nine behinds to blow the Giants away by 76 points.
Nar Nar Goon kept its ambitions of a top finish on track, thumping a lowly Kilcunda-Bass 23-16 (154) to 4-5 (29).
The Goon booted nine goals to no score in the first term to have the match on their terms from the outset.
Four goals to one established a commanding lead for half time and the Goon didn‘t let up, adding seven goals to one in the third term to push the margin beyond three figures by the final change.
The Panthers saved some face with two goals in the final term, but the Goon still managed five of their own.
Matthew Stevens, Troy McDermott and Tom Dovaston each finished with a bag of five goals in the mammoth score. Brent Hughes, Trent Armour, Brendan Hermann, Shannon Stocco and Mitch Virtue were also prominent.
For Kilcunda-Bass, James Phillips kicked 2 of the Panthers' 4 goals, while Jake Weightman continued his good season being named as his side's best player for the game.Warragul & Drouin Gazette and Gippsland Footy admin
Bunyip v Phillip Island match review taken from article published by South Gippsland Sentinel Times. To view original article in full online subscribe to South Gippsland Sentinel Times here https://subscribe.realviewtechnologies.com/global/subscribe/rvportal/subscribe.aspx?cpid=14264
Dalyston v Cora Lynn match review taken from article written by Russell Bennett reporting for Pakenham Gazette. To view original article in full online visit https://pakenham.starcommunity.com.au/gazette/2018-07-24/young-guns-to-watch/
Garfield v Inverloch-Kongwak match review written by Russell Bennett reporting for Pakenham Gazette. To view original article in full online visit https://pakenham.starcommunity.com.au/gazette/2018-07-24/the-test-is-yet-to-come/ (viewability may be subject to subcription. To subscribe to Pakenham Gazette visit https://pakenham.starcommunity.com.au/subscribe/
Korumburra-Bena v Koo Wee Rup match review written by Sarah Vella reporting for the Great Southern Star. To view original article in full online visit http://thestar.com.au/blog/demons-run-over-the-giants/
Nar Nar Goon v Kilcunda-Bas match review taken from article published by Warragul & Drouin Gazette. To view original article in full online subscribe to Warragul & Drouin Gazette here http://thegazette.com.au/subscribe/
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