Dog of a day against Cats

Liam Durkin

BOISDALE-Briagolong and Lindenow remain the only two unbeaten teams in East Gippsland football, after round four action saw a number of low scores across the board.

Boisdale-Briaglong’s dominant first half saw it account for Paynesville, with five goals to two behinds in the opening term allowing the Bombers to pave the way for a controlling 59 point victory.

The Gulls found avenues to goal hard to come by, and were kept goalless until the third quarter, as the Boisdale-Briagolong defence repeatedly repealed any inside 50 entries.

Some wayward kicking by the Bombers in the second half was the only thing that stopped them increasing their margin, as they continued their ominous start to the season.

Matthew Goodwin was best afield for the winners, along with Dylan Alexander who was cleared from Maffra.

David Ashwood tried hard for Paynseville, as did Jesse Pescod – who featured in the best players for the fourth successive week.

LINDENOW burst out of the blocks against Stratford, kicking five goals to one in the first quarter to gain some early ascendancy.

The Cats continued their dominance as the match progressed, with Stratford’s only score for the second half coming from a goal in the last quarter.

Lindenow eventually won by 55 points, with Luke Dyer proving a handful up forward with four majors.

He received solid support from Matt Irish and Mitchell Neal, while on a dog of a day for Stratford, Jesse Broadbent, Lachlan Heywood and Brad White battled hard.

WY Yung won its second match for the season, after defeating Lakes Entrance by 13 points in a dour affair that resulted in the Tigers winning with only five goals for the entire game.

An obvious scoring end featured, as Lakes Entrance went scoreless in two quarters, while Wy Yung did the same in one.

With both teams slogging it out, Wy Yung’s return of 5.11 (41) at three quarter time was enough to get it home, as the match never reached any great heights.

David Waddell continued his strong start to the season with another best on ground, and received good support from Shaun Mooney and James Beha who scored two goals – which in the context of the game was astronomical.

For Lakes Entrance, James Gibbs scored twice to be named the Seagulls’ best, along with Josh Piper and Tom Smith who played their role.

LUCKNOW showed the benefits of a nine-day break, defeating Orbost-Snowy Rovers.

Having not played since Anzac Day, the Magpies broke away from the Blues after a miserable opening half to lead 2.3 (15) to 0.1 (1).

In the third quarter, Lucknow put the game beyond reasonable doubt, scoring four goals before Orbost-Snowy Rovers finally broke through for the first of its two goals coming in the final term.

Best players for the winners were Nick Sinclair, Rober Cooper and Ry Mutimer, while the Blues found contributions from hard nut Sam Morrow, Quinn Christy and Nick Bates.