Marvellous Magpies

LUCKNOW defeated reigning premier Lindenow to take out the East Gippsland football premiership.

The Cats were left to rue missed opportunities in the second half, scoring two goals and seven behinds as the Magpies ran away to comfortably claim the premiership, 14.15 (99) to 5.12 (42).

Leading by 26 points at half-time, the Magpies extended the lead to 40 at the last change.

Former Sale player Brenton Martin put in a best-on-ground effort, while Shaun Ryan kicked four goals.

ANOTHER slow start hurt Paynesville in the reserves, going down to Lakes Entrance in the grand final, 16.5 (101) to 10.8 (68).

The Seagulls set up the win with an 11-goal to three first half. The Gulls would win the second half, but the 45-point half-time deficit proved to big a gap to close.

Rowan Sproule and Danny Prazza kicked seven and five goals respectively for the Seagulls.

AN eight goal final quarter helped Lakes Entrance also claim the under 18s premiership with an 15.16 (106) to 10.7 (67) victory over Stratford.

Stratford stayed in touch in a low scoring first half before the game opened up, with the Swans kicking six third quarter goals to take a nine point lead into the final change. But the Swans would score just two behinds in the final quarter, while the Seagulls piled on eight goals.

Jesse Beha and Riley White kicked 11 goals between them for the Seagulls.

Josh Kiss booted six goals for the Swans, while Nathan French, Michael Slattery, Josh Woods, Dan McCole and Carey Seth were also among Stratford’s best.

The yellow carding of Liam Lemon did not help the Swans’ cause during the match.