Kilcunda Bass, meanwhlle, faded badly in the second half to lose at home to Nar Nar Goon by 56 points, 12.20 (92) to 5.6 (36).

The Panthers trailed by just 17 points at half time but could only add another two second-half goals to their tally.

In contrast. the Goon had 19 second half scoring shots, of which only seven of them were majors.

Trent Armour continued his incredible run of form for Dean Blake’s side. The last time he played at Bass, he drew high praise from his direct opponent that day – 2010 Collingwood premiership player, Brent Macaffer.

Troy McDermott snagged his second bag of six goals in three weeks, while Sam Blackwood (two goals) was another standout for the visitors.

Young gun Jake Weightman continued to impress for the Panthers.

Russell Bennett

Pakenham Gazette

CORA Lynn has made light work of the struggling Dalyston line up, posting a strong 68-point victory at home on Saturday.

Both teams started well defensively with no majors being kicked until the nine-minute mark of the first quarter when Lochie Peluso was taken high and nailed the Cobras first.

Jaxon Briggs and Travis Woodfield quickly followed up with two more goals and the Cobras were away. However, a strong five-minute spurt from Dalyston forward Darcy Brosnan saw back to back goals for the Magpies, the first a soccer off the ground and the second a strong mark which led to an eventually impressive goal from the 50-metre arc. However, an error down back led to another Cobras goal right on quarter time and their lead was back out to 13 points.

But from there it was all about the Cobras as they continued to use their pace to burn away from the Magpies. The goals were flowing as the Cobras began to put on a show in front of their home crowd. Woodfield was proving a real headache for the Magpies. Not only was he hitting the scoreboard but his ability to lead up the ground and create space was invaluable for the Cobras. At halftime the lead was out to 32 points as Dalyston looked to regroup during the main break.

Despite a pair of early goals to Woodfield and Ryan Spierings. Dalyston controlled the play for the majority of the third quarter but were unable to convert. The Magpies kicked five behinds before some quick ball movement saw that man Woodfield try to dribble one home, the ball performing some Shane Warne style leg break to sneak past the waiting defender for his fourth of the day.

The 49-point three quarter time lead stretched to 69 points at the final siren after a five goal to one final term.

Magpies forward Matt Rosendale slotted his second goal for the day early in die last quarter but the Cobras were just far too Strong and ran away convincing winners.

This sets up a must win game for Dalyston this weekend as they travel to the Showgrounds to take on Korumburra-Bena with both sides sitting 0-5 on the ladder.

South Gippsland Sentinel Times

PHILLIP Island has returned to the winners list with a convincing 76-point victory over Bunyip at The Kennel on Saturday.

After a disappointing loss to Garfield last week, the Island were keen to find their rhythm and get back to their normal attacking brand of football.

Young gun Nick Anderson was presented with his first senior jumper from his dad in a special pre-match moment. He looked dangerous all day, finishing with four majors in a memorable day for Nick and his family.

The Island jumped quickly out of the blocks with a four goal opening term setting the tone for the day and was the platform.

The Island's ability to win the contest and create forward half turnovers would have pleased coach Beau Vernon. In addition to Anderson’s four goals, young gun Aaron Edwards had a day out kicking five and is taking his game to another level this season.

But it wasn’t just the young players getting it done. Experienced campaigners Jaymie Youle and Mark Griffen also had stellar performances in a terrific all-round game from Phillip Island. The back six were again solid as a rock in a game where the Island had 21 solid contributors.

In a positive sign for Bunyip, they kicked four goals to three to win the final term and put some respectability back into the scoreboard. Damien Szwaja, Matthew O‘Halloran, Tom Bunell, Reid Jenkin, Justin McCleary and Trent Westwood battled against the odds for Bunyip.

The Island will look to continue its form next week as they hit the road to take on Nar Nar Goon in a game where they will be desperate to secure the four points leading into the week on

South Gippsland Sentinel Times and Warragul & Drouin Gazette


INVERLOCH Kongwak have brought Garfield crashing back down to earth, with a thumping 109-point victory at home.
The Stars had been in impressive form so far this season, having won all four of their matches and playing an exciting brand of football.
But coming up against the measuring stick of the West Gippsland League was always going to be the big test.
The Sea Eagles took a quarter to get going, with the opening term being a very tight and hotly contested quarter.
Garfield even managed to be leading by a solitary point at the opening change.
However, the reigning premiers were quick to squash any thoughts of an upset, banging home six unanswered second quarter goals.
The work started at the coal face with Andy Soumilas, Corey Casey and Shem Hawking taking control of the clearances and dominating the inside ball.
This helped set up forward Tom Wyatt who had a day out for the Sea Eagles booting seven majors in a welcome return to form.
At half time their lead was 41 points and the mighty Sea Eagles were only just getting started.
A 12 goal to one second half proved to the Stars and the rest of the West Gippsland competition that the Sea Eagles mean business on their quest for back to back crowns.
Everyone was getting amongst the goals in the second half including captain Dale Lawton, ruckman Clint McCaughan and fan favourite Adam Cross.
The 70-point lead at three quarter time grew to 109 points at the final siren as the home crowd celebrated yet another win by the well-oiled machine that is the Sea Eagles senior group.
Tom Wyatt was awarded best on ground honours with his seven goals but applause must go to the midfield group of Soumilas and co. that were able to get the Sea Eagles back on track after a slow start.
Inverloch-Kongwak will now travel to Bunyip as they look to take on the struggling Bulldogs line up.

South Gippsland Sentinel Times

It wasn't easy, but Kooweerup overcame a spirited Korumburra-Bena outfit at Denhams Road on Saturday to secure the four premiership points in a 15-point point Victory, 9.16 (70) to 8.7 (55).

The clash marked the second time in as many weeks that the Giants had pushed a competition heavyweight for the vast majority of a contest.

While that would be of cold comfort in some respects to coach Ben McGee, whose side has only won one game so far in the brief history of the West Gippsland Football Netball Competition, it does point to a genuine competitive fire within the group.

The Giants held a nine-point lead into quarter time on Saturday, but the Demons turned that around to a 10-point advantage their own way at the main break.

In a neck and neck tussle, it was only in the final term that the Demons could have felt truly comfortable. Ruckman Rory Connelly, in his third senior game of the season, shone for the home side as did skipper Tim Miller, Caleb Milojevic, Bailey Galante, Craig Dyker, and first-gamer Matt Voss the younger brother of Vice-captain Nathan.

Brock Dorling, Brenton Fitzgerald and Ben Fitzpatrick were three of the Giants' better contributors.

Russell Bennett

Pakenham Gazette

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