THERE was no huge surprises in Round 13 of the Gippsland League.

All starting favourites prevailed, in what was essentially a ‘get through’ weekend for clubs, as finals are still not quite on the horizon.

Away from the on-field action there was an important initiative, as the league ran a Mental Health Round. A player from each football grade was selected as a ‘mental health champion’ and wore a special ‘Number 0’ guernsey, while players all sported blue arm bands in support of better mental health.

TRARALGON returned to the winners list.

The Maroons defeated a spirited Moe by 39-points, getting up 15.10 (100) to 8.13 (61).

An even first quarter was followed by a dominant second term from Traralgon, during which time they kicked six goals to one.

This effectively ensured the Maroons could manage the rest of the game, and for the most part, they looked to have things relatively under control.

Maroons captain Dylan Loprese kicked three goals to be among the best players. His partner in crime, former AFL player, Brett Eddy nabbed half a dozen, and statistically at least was seen by some to be the difference given he kicked 36 and Traralgon won by 39.

Maroons midfield gun Mark Collison again proved age is no barrier, collecting 39 touches, and received good support from Tye Hourigan, Haydn Hector and Conor Little.

Lion-hearted ruckman Ben Morrow was best for Moe.

Others to perform well were Brock Smith, Harri Sim, Scott Van Dyk and Riley and Trent Baldi.

MORWELL kept a good thing going against Warragul.

The Tigers made it four wins on the trot after prevailing 20.9 (129) to 10.8 (68), and in doing so, entered the top five as a result.

Travelling to Western Park, the men wearing yellow and black blew the game open in the first term, kicking seven straight.

From there, the Tigers rarely faulted, and added 10 goals over the next two quarters.

Brandon McDonald and Tristen Waack kicked nine goals between them, while prime movers Tyler Hillier, Tyler Brown, Boyd Bailey and Aidan Quigley were in the thick of the action.

For Warragul, former Carlton player Jed Lamb continued his stunning work in front of goal, kicking five.

Lamb has already kicked 51 goals for the season, a remarkable effort in a side that has only won three games.

Lamb’s old Carlton teammate Nick Graham also featured in the best, as did Mitch Smart, Patrick Ireland, Mitch Nobelius and Jye Nooy.

LEONGATHA put Bairnsdale to the sword.

The Parrots kept their unbeaten streak intact, winning 19.23 (137) to 8.2 (50).

The visitors had the game won at half-time, and were up by 52-points, before extending that to 87 by full time.

Cam Olden kicked five to be in the best, along with Cameron Stone, Aaron Heppell, Tom Marriott, Aaron Turton and Luther Juric.

Josh Wykes, Logan Austin, John Gooch, Brayden McCarrey, Simon Deery and Sam Park battled hard for the Redlegs.

WONTHAGGI did a number on Drouin.

The Power showed the Harks no mercy, winning 17.16 (118) to 2.4 (16) at home.

Drouin’s score line was the equal-fifth lowest in Gippsland League history for a Round 13 game.

Flynn Anderson, Andrew Murray, Josh Bates, Aiden Lindsay, Kyle Reid and Toma Huther were best in the win.

Drouin found honest contributions from Jack Fraser, Charlie Wans, Tom Barr, Callum Tyler, Ryan Taylor and Tim Hancock.

Wonthaggi holds outright second by half a game from Traralgon, Sale and Morwell.