Parrots prevail over Eagles

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LEONGATHA continued its run of impressive wins with a 61-point victory over the previously undefeated Maffra.

With their 13.11 (89) to 4.4 (28) win at home on Saturday, the Parrots are now the only undefeated side after three rounds of Gippsland League football.

The Parrots’ defence has been outstanding. In the opening round, it held reigning premier Traralgon to five goals, while the Eagles only managed eight scoring shots last weekend.

Aaron Coyle, originally from Drouin, and Sean Westaway were outstanding. Chris Dunne, another former Drouin player, kicked four goals.

Josh Sinclair, Nick Argento, Shem Hawkins, Zac Vernon and Luke Bowman were other good players in an even team performance.

Best for Maffra were Jackson Scott, Danny Butcher, Lachlan Channing, Daniel O’Brien, Kel Porter, and James Huts.

TRARALGON defeated Drouin 19.16 (130) to 7.11 (53).

In a high scoring final quarter at Drouin, Traralgon kicked 9.3 and Drouin 5.2.

After three quarters at centre half-back, Traralgon’s Adrian Slottje went to full forward and kicked four goals in the final term.

Also among the Maroons’ best were Hayden Hector, Troy Forrest, Jake Vucenovic and Ben Amber, while Todd Beck, Liam Axford, Deen Allen, and David Olson led the way for the Hawks.

ON Sunday, Bairnsdale took down Warragul, 13.12 (90) to 11.11 (77).

James Gibbs kicked three goals for the Redlegs, with Tom Hams and Liam Giove making contributions. Matt Rennie, who kicked five goals, and Nick Stevenson were Warragul’s best.

MOE recorded its first win at Morwell since 2011 on Sunday.

The 16.10 (106) to 10.13 (73) result ended the Tigers’ run of seven successive wins over the Lions.

Tom Long, Joel Bragagnolo and Jacob Wood were best for Moe, and Morwell’s best were Josh Parker, Joel Soutar, and Michael Duncan.