BRENDAN Fevola kicked six goals for East Gippsland football leader Lindenow in punishing conditions against Stratford.
The game was called off halfway through the final quarter after Stratford’s Alec Munro broke his leg, with the Cats leading 12.13 (85) to 3.5 (23).
The Swans’ back line should be praised, with Fevola restricted to just six after running rampant in previous years. Jesse Broadbent was the man given the task of marking the former AFL star.
Justin Blair kicked three goals for the Cats in a best-on-ground performance, while Liam Lemon was best for Stratford.
BOISDALE-Briagolong couldn’t keep up with Paynesville, going down 11.11 (77) to 8.10 (58) at home.
It was a close game in the first half, but after the Gulls kicked five goals to two in the third quarter, the Bombers were left behind.
Jack Haslam was best for the visitors with four goals, and Callan Egan kicked three for the home side.
LAKES Entrance defeated Lucknow 9.14 (68) to 9.10 (64) in a match which could have gone either way.
The Seagulls had their beaks in front for the first half, but a determined Lucknow kicked five goals to three behinds in the third quarter to set up a close final term.
Lakes escaped on the day by just four points, after piling on four goals.
Best-on-ground Kenny Puruntatameri kicked four goals for the home side, and Brent Isles was best for the visitors.
Jacob Green, Ryan Halford, and Tim Saunders all kicked two for the Magpies.
ORBOST-Snowy Rovers challenged last year’s premier Wy Yung in a close game, but lost 8.8 (56) to 9.12 (66).
The Blues could not maintain the momentum after a strong first quarter.
Brad White was best for the Tigers, and Brayden McCarrey kicked four. For the visitors, Andrew Kenny scored three and Daniel Kane was best.