WARRAGUL rebounded from a disappointing round one showing to defeat Morwell in Gippsland League football.
The Gulls made the most of a strong breeze in their favour during the first quarter, kicking eight unanswered goals to set-up their 17.13 (115) to 13.15 (93) victory at Morwell on Good Friday.
The Tigers responded in the second term, kicking six goals to two to go into half-time trailing by 27 points. The deficit the reduced to 14 by the final change after the home side kicked four goals to two.
Morwell got within six points early in the fourth quarter, but the Gulls regained their composure, booting five goals to three for the term to take the final margin to 22 points.
Compared to its loss to Moe the week before, Warragul showed greater intensity, particularly in the first quarter, when they relegated the Tigers to playing catch-up.
Brayden Fowler kicked nine goals for the Gulls, while Daniel Musil and Brandon Mcdonald were among the Tigers' best.
IN the other Good Friday match, Leongatha won at Wonthaggi by 90 points.
After a tight first term, the Parrots took control in the second, taking a 34-point lead into half-time. They pressed home the advantage in the second half, kicking 11 goals to two to win 22.13 (145) to 8.78 (55).
Best-on-ground Zach Vernon kicked five goals for the Parrots, with teammate Chris Dunne booting four.
IN the second half of the split round this Saturday, Sale will host Drouin, Maffra will travel to Bairnsdale, and Moe will welcome Traralgon.