Duo tie for top EGFNL award

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STRATFORD’S Corey Scholtes and Lucknow coach Gary Jones shared the East Gippsland Football-Netball League senior best-and-fairest award.

Only last year, the two were rivals in the Gippsland League.

Scholtes, last season part of Sale’s premiership team, and Jones, is in his first season back at Lucknow after winning premierships and league best-and-fairest awards with Maffra, tied for the top EGFNL award on 16 votes during Monday night’s vote count.

They finished two votes ahead of Paynesville’s Damien Ashcroft, a former Sale City player.

Lakes Entrance’s Graham Sellings won the reserves award on 19 votes, one ahead of Will Maynard from Lindenow.

Paynesville’s Peter Ritchie claimed the under 18 best-and-fairest on 35 votes with Stratford’s Jordan Robertson runner-up on 21.

Ritchie also won the rising star award, while Robertson claimed the Spirit of Sport award.

THE top netball award was also shared with Bronwyn Evans (Lindenow) and Lucy Quin (Orbost-Snowy Rovers) level on 19 votes after the count, three ahead of Lucknow’s Tamara Gordon.

The B grade best-and-fairest was also shared with Stratford’s Johanna Mynard and Lakes Entrance’s Melissa Campisi on 17 votes. Amy Bulmer (Lindenow), Kim Woolan (Lucknow) and Claudia Martin (Wy Yung) finished on 16.

With 29 votes, Renee Solomon (Orbost-Snowy Rovers) won the C grade award ahead of Kaye Wyndham-Martin (Wy Yung) on 18.

The C grade reserve award was won by Teagan Hack (Lakes Entrance) on 29 votes with Wendy Martin (Wy Yung) seven behind.

Lindenow’s Emmagyn Williams Lindenow won the D grade award with 23 votes. Brooke Balmer (Wy Yung) was runner-up on 21 votes.