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WEST GIPPSLAND COMPETITION
4 0 233.51 16
3 0 146.82 12
2 2 122.12
2 1 115.43
KooWeeRup 2 1
Phillip Island 1 2
NarNarGoon 1 2
3 0 139.64 12
Phillip Island 3 0 111.11 12
2 1 141.13
NarNarGoon 2 1
1 3 143.81
Koo Wee Rup 1 2 120.55
Phillip Island 3 0 282.98 12
KooWeeRup 1 1
NarNarGoon 0 2
Phillip Island 3 0 903.57 12
3 1 210.86 12
2 0 542.59 10
2 0 242.17 10
KooWeeRup 2 1 203.85 8
NarNarGoon 0 3
Cora Lynn 22.8 (140) d Garfield 8.7 (55)
Koo Wee Rup 10.9 .69 d Nar Nar Goon 8.9 .57
Garfield 10.10 (70) d Cora Lynn 7.4 (46)
Koo Wee Rup 11.10.76 d Nar Nar Goon 5.2.32
Cora Lynn 14.8 (92) d Garfield 5.6 (36)
Koo Wee Rup 9.6 (60) drew Nar Nar Goon 8.12 (60)
Garfield 17.6 (108) d Cora Lynn 3.2 (20)
Koo Wee Rup 21.12 (138) d Nar Nar Goon 5.4 (34)
N. Langley (Cora Lynn) 16
T. Mahoney (I-Kongwak) 15
S. Pimm (Phillip Island) 10
S. Pugh (K-Bass) 10
S. Dillon (Cora Lynn) 9
M. MacKay (I-Kongwak) 8
Z. Williamson (Cora Lynn) 104
J. Verleg (Garfield) 10
H. Briggs (Cora Lynn) 10
L. Taylor (Cora Lynn) 10
M. Sellars (Phillip Island) 10
H. Morgan-Morris (Bunyip) 9
DALYSTON flew out of the blocks with a
six-goal opening term to set up a 72-point win
over Korumburra-Bena at Korumburra.
The Magpies had the early ascendency and
despite peppering the goals, they only man-
aged four behinds in the opening five minutes.
Brad Fisher took control with back-to -back
marks inside 50, which resulted in two goals
to get his side going.
Further goals to Darcy Brosnan and Kurt
Thomas and consecutive goals from Michael
Marotta saw the visitors take an imposing
42-point lead into quarter time.
The Giants lifted after quarter time and hit
the ground running, but let themselves down
with three misses.
Clay Tait made the Giants pay for their mis-
takes after a 50m penalty, before Giant Mi-
chael Cooke finally capitalised after a clever
mark for the Giants’ first goal.
It sparked a run that saw the home side kick
three of the next four goals, including a beauti-
ful banana by Rhys Dixon, which reduced the
margin to 31 points at half time.
Although the final scores didn’t indicate it,
the Giants are in much better shape this year
and are already achieving their aim of being
competitive in the new league.
As evidence of this, after half time, the play
flowed up and down the field until Michael
Cooke opened the Giants account in the sec-
Fisher was permanently located at full for-
ward where he was a constant marking threat,
but it was fortunate for the Giants that his
kicking for goal was off-line at this stage.
A feature of the quarter was a ‘hanger’ taken
by Jake McMillan, in front of the ladies’ day
pavilion on the wing.
The Giants were especially competitive when
the ball came to ground or in pack situations,
but when the ball was moved quickly, they
didn’t have time to set up and were found out.
This was evident when young gun Michael
Marotta stole the show, with an incredible
three -minute purple patch to end the third
He showed strong hands and marked 15m
out for his third goal, slotted his fourth on his
left moments later and flew high and snaffled
a long ball inside 50 to boot his five goal of
The Giants opened the scoring in the last
quarter through Luke Van Rooye and McMil-
lan slotted one minutes later to make the
scoreboard look more respectable.
Darcy Brosnan benefitted from the good
work of his brother Flynn to get the reply and
once again Brad Fisher missed several shots
before nailing two towards the end to finish
with five goals.
It was a workmanlike display from Dalyston
who loom as one of the main threats in the new
league this year, but there were also promising
signs from the Giants as well.
The Giants will face another challenge when
it travels to Phillip Island this week, while Da-
lyston will travel to face Bunyip and will be
confident of continuing its unbeaten start to
Slide logo under team name
Kor. Bena 8.8 (56) d
Dalyston 4.10 (34)
Best, Kor. Bena: J. Macri,
N. Cant, B. Anthony,
J. Winderlich, Z. Walker, R. Muir
Dalyston: A. Powell, K. Kerr,
T. Osbaldeston, S. Coldebella,
J. Legione, P. McKenna.
Dalyston 16.12 (108) d
Kor. Bena 0.4 (4)
Best, Dalyston: B. Monson,
L. Ion, J. Thomas, K. Wilson,
B. Lewis, J. Loughridge.
Kor. Bena: C. Miller, P. Gillin,
W. Little, K. Waetford,
M. Nicholas, L. Fievez.
Kor. Bena 6.7 (43) d
Dalyston 2.3 (15)
Best, Kor. Bena: J. Anthony,
M. Nicholas, A. Turton, W.
Little, J. Grabham, H. Dawson.
Dalyston: A. Geyer, K. Benson,
C. Smith, L. Ibrhaim.
0.2 4.5 5.6 7.10
Best, Dalyston: M. Marotta,
K. Kirk, K. Butler, D. Wylie,
K. Schrape, M. Rosendale
Kor. Bena: J. McMillan, C.
Trewin, L. Van Rooye, W.
Jeffs, A. Snooks, A. Johnston
GOALS, Dalyston: M. Marotta,
B. Fisher 5; M. Rosendale,
D. Brosnan 2; K. Thomas,
C. Tait, K. Kirk 1 ea.
Kor. Bena: M. Cooke, R. Dixon
2; J. McMillan, L. Van Rooye,
J. Henderson 1 ea.
Korumburra-Bena’s Alex Johnston gets
the front position ahead of Dalyston’s Blake
Carew in this marking attempt in the Giants’
forward line last Saturday. M331717
Remembered the Anzacs but not the anthem
PETER Dodds McCormick, the composer of
Advance Australia Fair, would have been de-
But when they played the rarely used second
verse and never heard, historic third verse of
our National Anthem during an Anzac Day ob-
servance before the Inverloch footy match on
Saturday, no one knew what the hell was going
“I thought they were playing the German na-
tional anthem,” said one visitor from Bunyip.
“Even so, it all went over pretty well.”
And well known for their sense of humour
in the face of adversity, our ex-servicemen and
women might well have enjoyed the mix-up,
while acknowledging that the sentiment was
Players from both teams; Inverloch-Kongwak
and Bunyip, together with the umpires lined up
before the game as a mark of respect for the
Anzac Day weekend and in memory of our ex-
service personnel who either paid the ultimate
sacrifice or have since passed on after meritori-
President of the Inverloch RSL Trevor Scott
recited the ode and former Navy Band member,
Eric Cross, played the bugle.
After the customary minutes’ silence, the
crowd in front of the IK social rooms gave an
encouraging cheer and it was on with the game.
Former Navy Band member, Eric Cross, plays the last post at an Anzac Day commemora-
tion at the Inverloch footy ground last Saturday ahead of Senior football and A Grade netball
matches between Bunyip and Inverloch-Kongwak. M281717
Embarrassing defeat for Bunyip
BUNYIP left the field at Inverloch on Saturday
with just five solitary points to their name, and
no goals, after 120 minutes of football.
As well as Inverloch-Kongwak played, espe-
cially with its impressive all-team approach to
defence, no one could have seen that coming.
Certainly we might have expected to see a few
strange results as the new league settled in but
not that. It was embarrassing and can only have
served to shake the resolve of those whose call it
was to restructure the local leagues.
And you wouldn’t have seen it coming either
from Bunyip’s first quarter.
The opening was even enough, with IK doing
well to work the ball up into the wind for the first
score, a point but it was hard work with Bunyip
getting good value for its possessions and IK not
finding its targets initially.
Matt Miller and Zac Vinsittart were getting
their hands on the ball for Bunyip while Clottu
and Casey were busy for the home side.
Oscar Toussaint broke through the centre
with pace but the IK attacks were falling down at
half back and Bunyip got the next score, a point
by Aaron Gray after a free kick on the boundary.
Michael Eales was clearing up anything loose
across half back for the Sea Eagles and finally
it took a mess-up in defence by the Bulldogs to
produce the first IK goal, off the deck by Tom
In the best passage of play for the quarter; Ma-
honey, Casey, Wyatt and Hawking combined to
bring up the next, a well-worked effort into the
Tom Hams won the next centre break and a
textbook tap up forward by IK ruckman Josh
Purcell produced an easy goal by Toby Ma-
honey... a little too easy.
They continued on with a couple more before
the end of the term to make it five, and while
Bunyip hadn’t opened their account, they were
Xavier Hughes had a bumping duel off the ball
with Nathan Lieshout but the young local lad
held his ground in defence and that’s the way IK
played all day, refusing the give up on any con-
test with their opponents.
Offered the chance to kick with the wind, IK
sailed away in thrilling style in the second quar-
ter with eight unanswered goals and it was all
over by half time.
The truth of it is that Bunyip would have been
better served if they’d have run their Reserves’
team out in the main game.
They were a lot more committed, being head-
ed by the home side early in the last quarter of
the match, after the scores were level at three
quarter time, and going on to an impressive
33-point victory featuring a six goal to one last
quarter. That was a good game of footy to watch
and proves that Bunyip has good depth but oh
dear, they’re facing a long season in the Seniors
if that’s the best they can do.
Garfield was towelled up by Cora Lynn at the
weekend so it may be that IK’s best competition
will come from one of the old Alberton league
clubs after all, Dalyston, but we’ll have to wait
for another month to see that, on Saturday, May
20 at Inverloch.
Slide logo under team name
Bunyip 12.8 (80) d
I-Kongwak 7.5 (47)
Best, Bunyip: C. Jenkin,
T. Buckingham, D. Jameson, R.
Miglas, J. Masset, R. Hughes
I-Kongwak: B. Withers,
B. Huitema, M. MacKay, J.
Sheerin, D. Newman, T. Whelan
I-Kongwak 11.13 (79) d
Bunyip 7.8 (50)
Best, I-Kongwak: R. Sparkes,
Z. Caughey, C. McInnes,
H. McInnes, M. Toussaint,
Bunyip: L. Taylor, T. Jayamaha,
B. Allan, L. Dunn, B. Stokes,
Bunyip 15.8 (98) d
I-Kongwak 1.3 (9)
Best, Bunyip: J. Murphy, L.
Murphy, D. Mooney, H. Booth,
H. Morgan-Morris, S. Tapner
I-Kongwak: A. Box, P. Holian,
J. van der Pligt, T. Vanderkolk,
0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5
BEST, I-Kongwak: C. Casey,
X. Hughes, T. Hams, J. Purcell,
W. Hetherington, P. Jobling
Bunyip: L. Petch, B. Wolfe,
S. Smith, J. Gibson, M. Miller,
T. Mahoney 4, W. Hetherington
3, T. Hams, A . Soumilas,
J. Purcell, C. McCaughan,
P. Jobling, T. Wyatt 2 ea,
C. Casey, S. Hawking,
A. Cross 1 ea.
Inverloch-Kongwak’s Josh Truman pumps the handball clear of the chasing Bunyip
pack with IK onballer Corey Casey in support. M301717
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