ROSEDALE and Traralgon-Tyers United toppled North Gippsland football’s two previously undefeated teams on Saturday.
Rosedale put in a good four-quarter effort to win at Heyfield, 14.12 (96) to 11.12 (78).
Fresh from the week off, the Blues made the most of their opportunities in the first quarter, kicking four goals from five scoring shots.
Conversely, the Kangaroos only nailed one goal from six shots. Rosedale blew the game open after the first break, slamming on five goals to take a 35-point lead as teams went into the sheds. This margin ended up being around the same for the remainder of the game, as the Blues ran the game out three-goal victors.
In a good sign for Rosedale, Brandon McDonald was not left to do all the goal kicking, as five players returned multiple hauls. Jake Suter, Luke Stuckey and Hayden Bell were best-on-ground in the win.
Brad Berry, Brayden Woodland and Kodie Woodland stood out for Heyfield.
TTU also put a four-quarter performance together at Gaskin Park to defeat Churchill, 13.9 (87) to 8.13 (61).
A five-goal second term set up the match for the Bombers, as they were able to keep the Cougars at bay from then on.
The win may have been a few weeks in the making, as the Bombers had either drawn or lost their previous three matches by under 10 points.
Zac Kilgower was best-on-ground for TTU, and received good support from Justin Barnes and Josh Ward.
For Churchill, Alan Chandler came back into the team and kicked two goals, while Jake Roe-Duggan kicked the same number to be adjudged best for the Cougars.
YARRAM annihilated Sale City. The Demons made the trip back up the South Gippsland Highway a long one for the Bulldogs after winning 21.8 (134) to 7.4 (46).
While many may have tipped Yarram to win, even the most one-eyed Demon supporter surely would not have seen an 88-point mauling coming.
A seven-goal second quarter took the margin out to 66 points at half-time. Veteran Griffin Underwood was the stand-out in the win, and fed the likes of Ben Vardy, who finished with five majors.
Sale City was without injured coach Shane Fyfe, as all he could do was watch on from the sidelines as the horror show unfolded.
After defeating the previously unbeaten Woodside and drawing with Rosedale in recent weeks, the Bulldogs coach will be hoping this performance is just an outlier and a case of everyone in red, white and blue just having an extremely bad day. Better players for the Bulldogs were Tom Mann, Ben Chivers and Troy Carstairs.
WOODSIDE strolled away in the final quarter to defeat Gormandale.
An eight-goal final term undid three quarters of competitiveness from the travelling Tigers, as a 37-point margin bled out to 89 at the finish.
Throughout the game, the Wildcats scrambled a few easy goals from right in front, with the Tigers becoming more and more demoralised as it happened.
Woodside coach Michael Duncan kicked a number of these type of goals, with some coming from clever soccer kicks.
Duncan showed the importance of keeping your feet and ended up having a day out, kicking 10 goals.
Best-on-ground honours were given to Josh Scott, Brenton Kuch and Josh Kennedy.
The Tigers had good passages of play, but were perhaps a little too fired up at times, which resulted in two yellow cards being handed out and Gormandale having to play two men down in the last quarter when the score blew out.
To their credit, the Tigers continued to play attacking football, when the easy thing to do would have been to drop numbers back to protect the margin.
Most watching the game would have agreed Gormandale didn’t deserve to lose by as much as it did.
Tigers captain Josh Pearce was their best, while Mitchell Jones and Jarryd Movchan also found plenty of touches, as did John Chessells.
YALLOURN-YALLOURN North did as expected against Cowwarr, kicking away after half-time to a 23.17 (155) to 4.7 (31) win.
Keenan Hughes and Mitchell Luck kicked six goals each for the victors, in what was a nice percentage booster on their home deck.
Dylan Bath and Dylan Bentley were again among the best for YYN.
The Saints didn’t have a lot to smile about on the day, but Jack Casson, Ben Coffey and Sam Moran battled hard.
GLENGARRY had the bye.