Bombers beat local rival

A 62-POINT victory over local rival Stratford has moved Boisdale-Briagolong only two points outside the East Gippsland football top four.

In a match played in wintry conditions at Boisdale, the Bombers stamped their authority on proceedings early, kicking four goals to one in the first term.

The Bombers’ lead was increased to 42 points by the main break before they kicked five majors after the break and conceded one goal in each of the third and fourth quarters. The Bombers won 14.14 (98) to 5.6 (36).

With Wy Yung losing for the second week in a row, the Bombers are level on points with the fifth-placed Tigers, however Orbost-Snowy Rovers, in fourth, will play in the second half of the split round next weekend.

With the Bombers still missing key players, the latest addition Matt Lee, who was injured early in the previous week’s victory over Wy Yung, Shaun Bates, Sam Bedggood, Billy Marshall, Matthew Bedggood and Jason Langshaw led the way.

Cal Egan continued his solid season in front of goal, booting six majors.

Pat Gordon, Nathan French, Luke Robins, Jesse Broadbent, Regan Tait and Matt Cutler were the Swans’ best.

LUCKNOW won in a match played in trying conditions at Wy Yung, 6.8 (44) to 3.7 (25).

The Magpies led by one point at the first change before kicking three unanswered goals in the second term, which proved to be decisive.

Neither side kicked a goal in the third quarter before they scored one each in the final term.

James Sanford and Brent Isles, who kicked two goals, were the Magpies’ best players, while Jordy Cameron stood-out for the Tigers.

THE split round will conclude next weekend with Lindenow hosting Orbost-Snowy Rovers and Paynesville heading to Lakes Entrance.