Big win for Bombers

Liam Durkin

BOISDALE-BRIAGOLONG continued its dominance of the East Gippsland football season, inflicting a hapless Orbost-Snowy Rovers outfit defeat to the tune of 198 points.

Winning 21.19 (211) to 2.1 (13) at home, the Bombers had 12 goal kickers, including eight with multiple goals.

With the match over half-way through the second quarter, Boisdale-Briagolong ruthlessly put the foot on the throat, smashing the Blues around the ground, and finished the game by kicking 12 goals to no score in the final term.

Dylan Alexander scored four goals in a best-on-ground performance, along with Shaun Bates and Billy Marshall who found plenty of the ball.

Hamish Nettleton, Max Herbert and Max Welsh battled hard for Orbost-Snowy Rovers.

STRATFORD made it four wins on the trot, after defeating Lakes Entrance for the second time this season.

The visiting Swans led from start to finish and were rarely challenged, running out 47-point victors, 14.10 (94) to 7.5 (47).

Stratford began the match with a four-goal opening term, which set the tone for the remainder of the game as it kicked eight goals to three after the main break to maintain its position in the competition’s top three.

On the flipside, the result means the Seagulls will need to string some wins together quick-smart if they are to be any chance of playing finals in 2019.

Jackson Cottrell booted three goals for Stratford, and received good support from Jesse Broadbent and Lewis Bolton.

Ben Crittenden with four goals was best afield for Lakes Entrance.

WY Yung came agonisingly close to causing the upset of the season, going down by just six points in a low-scoring slog against Lindenow.

The 6.7 (43) to 5.7 (37) loss was the Tigers’ second by the same margin, to go with an average losing margin of just 23 points in the five games they have been defeated in this season.

After a slow start, Wy Yung worked its way back into the match, kicking three goals in the second quarter to trail by seven points at half-time.

The second half was an arm wrestle as only four goals were kicked by both teams.

Lindenow held onto its three-quarter-time lead of six points in a dour final quarter which saw repeat stoppages and defensive efforts, as both teams were only able to score one behind each.

The Cats’ victory sees them maintain outright second position on the ladder, while Wy Yung will be hoping a number of honourable losses do not harm its chances in the back half of the year when finals draw closer.

Best players for Lindenow were Todd Alexander, Jeremy Woodward and Angus Fortune. James Beha, Alex Crowe and Robert Brick were judged Wy Yung’s best.

LUCKNOW demolished Paynesville by 85 points, skipping away in the second half to run out a convincing winner.

A five-goal first quarter got the ball rolling for the Magpies, as the Gulls took some time to wake up, doing their best to get the match back on level pegging during the second quarter.

At the main break the margin was a manageable 30 points, but Lucknow broke away as the game went on, with a completely dominate final term which saw them score eight goals to one and win 19.16 (130) to 6.9 (45).

Jacob Green kicked four goals for the victors, and had good delivery set up from Khai Collins, James Sanford and Brandon Saurer.

Better players on a dismal day for Paynesville were Alex McLaren, Jack Haslam and Reegan Tatterson.