HEYFIELD has claimed another prized scalp in North Gippsland football, this time last year’s grand finalist Glengarry, for its fourth win of the season.
Heyfield now finds itself equal on points with the TTU and Magpies in the top five with Churchill and Cowwarr one game behind.
The Kangaroos’ four-goal to one first term created a handy buffer which would served them well for the remainder of the contest.
With both sides’ coaches leading from the boundary line, it was Glengarry who rallied in the second term, out-scoring the visitors four goals to two to trail by nine points at half-time. Heyfield had the better of the contest in the third term, relegating the Magpies to playing catch-up football for the remainder of the contest.
The Kangaroos won 13.17 (95) to 11.10 (76). Mat Goodwin was instrumental in the win, Dave Kelly had plenty of the ball, dominating the contests with Jack Woodland a focal point in the forward 50.
The Magpies were well-served by Josh Piper, who booted five majors, with Ben Nicholson and Michael Lush impressing.
IN his first match of the season, Chris Stasinowsky booted six goals as Cowwarr continued its march towards the top five against Boisdale-Briagolong.
The Saints, who had 10 goal kickers, led at every change on their way to a 23.11 (149) to 4.3 (27) victory.
Cowwarr’s Shane Morgan was the stand-out player on the ground, Simon Ferguson produced another strong game, while Stasinowsky was a welcome addition to the forward line and also pushed into the middle of the ground.
With two goals, John Burge was the Bombers’ only effective forward, while Ben Mielke and Michael McKay performed well.
ROSEDALE made light work of Woodside, winning 22.21 (153) to 7.6 (48).
Led by Brad Caldwell, who finished with six majors, the Blues kicked six goals to one in the first term and extended their lead throughout the match.
Dale Fleming continued his stellar start to the season, kicking four goals, Rohan Diamond continues to show why he will be a future star of the Blues line-up, while Jordon Aucote also impressed. Midfielder Chris King also kicked four goals.
For the Wildcats, coach Luke Anedda led from the front with his tireless work in the engine room, Ryan Foat gave another sold performance, while Chris Whiteoak also impressed.
EIGHT goals from Jake Schuback for Sale City in the first half killed the contest against Gormandale.
The ladder leader rebounded strongly from its first loss of the season to kick the highest score of the season, 36.20 (236) to 3.4 (22).
The Bulldogs recorded 16 scoring shots to none in the opening term. The Tigers responded in the second term, booting three majors, however it did little to eat into City’s lead as the Bulldogs slammed home a further nine in the second term to establish a 97-point margin at the long change.
It wasn’t any prettier for Tigers supporters in the second half as City slammed home 19 unanswered goals.
Recalled to the senior line-up, Tom Wilson put in a best-on-ground performance, Adam Walker and Josh Tollner were in match-winning form with captain Beau Wilson also standing out.
Schuback finished the match with 10, one of 14 individual goal scorers. Jake Milham was the next best with five.
Gormandale were well-served by midfielder Chris Hodgens, while Rob Voss made a welcome return to the line-up and worked tirelessly in defence.
TRARALGON-Tyers United rebounded from its loss to Heyfield with a 40-point victory over Churchill.
The Bombers laid the foundation for their 13.14 (92) to 7.10 (52) win with a four-goal to one third term after there was just two goals in it at half-time.
Cody Brown was best-on-ground for the Bombers and ruckman Luke Middleton was valuable. Jarrad Broadbent was the Cougars’ best.