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SALE City moved to the top of the North Gippsland football ladder following a 145-point demolition of Gormandale.
David Piasente, in his first game as Bulldogs coach, kicked eight goals and was among the side’s best players in its 31.24 (210) to 10.5 (65) victory.
Recruit Tye Morrison booted five majors, while Jake Schuback and Harry Kaandorp booted four each.
Leading by 28 points at quarter-time, the Bulldogs booted eight goals to two during the second term to all-but seal victory. The visitors went on with the job in the second half, kicking 16 goals to five.
The Tigers’ best player was Luke Francis, who kicked five goals.
COWWARR thwarted a final term comeback from Glengarry to win by eight points.
The Saints led by 20 points at three-quarter-time, but the home side kicked three goals to one during the final term. The visitors won 8.12 (60) to 7.10 (52).
Vincent O’Mara, Brett Grieve and Chris Distefano were the Saints’ better players, while Brett Street and Brad McBride kicked three goals each.
Shae Duncan kicked three goals for the Magpies, with Robbie Dawson their best.
CHURCHILL repeated its elimination final victory over Traralgon-Tyers United.
A five-goal to one second term set-up the Cougars’ 14.12 (96) to 9.13 (67) victory.
The Cougars’ surge turned their 14-point quarter-time lead into a 35-point margin by the main break.
The Bombers out-scored the home side in the second half, but the damage had already been done.
Dean DeGroot kicked four goals in a best-on-ground performance for the Cougars, while Lucas Towns and Travis Brighton were also prominent.
Matt Stolarczyk was TTU’s best player, booting three goals.