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THE scores in the Leongatha versus Moe
match at Leongatha on Saturday weren’t a fair
indication of the differences between the sides.
The Parrots won by 73 points but it should
have been a lot more.
Even without as many as six or seven play-
ers, who might yet force their way into this
team, they looked a class above the opposi-
Actually it was Moe which got the first goal
of the day, after a clever kick by Ash Duggan,
which bounced and bounced through.
But the Parrots were in control in general
play and they banged on the next four for the
Aaron Coyle was already marking strongly
and dashing out of defence and he continued
on that way for the four quarters. Together
with Sean Westaway, Ryan Olden and others,
with support from the midfielders, they were
repelling any Moe attacks with ease, and set-
ting up their own.
Parrots’ captain Hayden Browne and Zac
Vernon were among those happy to work as
hard in defence, as attack, and they constantly
gave the home side plenty of drive.
Early goals to Jess Hickey and Justin Pel-
licano squared the ledger and with Hayden
Browne, Tom Marriott, Jess Hickey and Cam
Stone among those doing well at the stoppag-
es, they were on their way.
Aaron Hillberg had made a welcome return
to the team after a holiday overseas and he
was quickly into the action, not only with those
eye -catching leaps and dashing runs, but also
linking up well around the flanks to create a
problem for which the Lions really had no an-
Good play by Cade Maskell and Jake Mackie
had the ball forward to Brok Davidson for the
A highlight of the first quarter was a one-
handed mark by Zac Vernon, and featuring
great movement of the ball ahead of a goal by
Josh Hopkins who was another doing well in
He got the next centre clearance and the Par-
rots were on the march again.
Hilly took a ‘hanger’ up forward. Ben Chalm-
ers might have kicked a goal from a free and
Darnell Grech might have pulled one back for
Moe near the quarter time siren after a nice
mark, but he botched it.
The wind was having something to say about
the kicking for goal and field kicking but the
Parrots stepped it up in the second quarter,
adding six goals to three to take a stranglehold
on the game.
Ben Chalmers, Chris Dunne, Justin Pellica-
no with a nice snap and Aaron Hillberg were
among the scorers.
Hayden Browne was absolutely killing them
at the stoppages and around the ground while
Tom Marriott was dealing well with the close-
checking of one of Moe’s better players from
the week before against Traralgon, James De
Virgilio, to constantly get the ball going the
Big Ben Willis didn’t appear to be at his best
and eventually left the ground, paving the way
for Josh Schelling to take on the ruck duties
and he competed strongly, both on the ball and
around the ground.
There’s something very like Jarryd Roughead
about Schelling’s playing style which is serving
the team well.
Chris Dunne had a good period of play, kick-
ing one himself and having a hand in a few
more, Louis Riseley and Pat McGrath were
among those providing the Parrots with plen-
ty of grunt and a gusty mark by Jess Hickey
didn’t go unnoticed.
They had the match iced by half time and
when they kicked the first three of the third
quarter, via Vernon, Josh Hopkins running
freely and Cade Maskell after the best lead-up
play of the day; it was how far the Parrots.
But they took their foot off the accelerator
and Moe responded leaving coach Beau Ver-
non with a statistic he’d rather not have seen
on his whiteboard.
“You know we allowed eight intercept marks
in that quarter, which is ridiculous, ” he said
at three quarter time, offering some advice on
how to stay focused when the sting goes out of
After the restart, Hopkins made a slick pick-
up before goaling and Hillberg capped off a
fine, high-flying mark with a goal to get the
Parrots rolling again but it was the effort in
defence that really flummoxed the Lions who
were unable to score at all for the term.
Aaron Coyle, Harrison McGannon and the
rest of the back half were superb and the Par-
rots went on to a solid win.
Another thing to keep the Parrots focused
when they have an opposition team by the
throat it the competition that’s likely to come
on for spots in the seniors when the likes of
Chris Verboon, Luke Bowman, Joel Sinclair
and others look to return so there’ll be plenty
of incentive to play well, even against some of
the lower sides.
The consolation is that the Parrots’ Reserves
are already going very well at the moment and
can only get better with a few senior players
They’d set up a winning lead against Moe
themselves by three quarter time, however af-
ter Tim Sauvarin took a nice mark and goaled
near the start of the last quarter, Moe came
rattling back with a four goal to two last quar-
ter to cut the margin.
Nonetheless, the Parrots had plenty of con-
tributors in a strong display.
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SPORT GIPPSLAND LEAGUE
ROUND 3 SENIORS
4.6 10.8 13.11 17.13 (115)
GOALS, Leongatha: A. Hillberg, J. Hopkins, C. Dunne
3; J. Pellicano, C. Maskell 2; B. Chalmers, B. Davidson,
Z. Vernon, J. Hickey 1 ea.
BEST: A. Coyle, J. Hopkins, H. Browne, J. Mackie,
T. Marriott, L. Riseley.
GOALS, Moe: S. Van Dyk 3, A . Dugan 2, C. Sanbrook 1.
BEST: T. Biffin, T. Fleming, C. Rieniets, B. Collings,
J. Wood, S. Van Dyk.
4.4 10.8 11.9 19.12 (126)
GOALS, Wonthaggi: E. Richards, J. Liddle 3;
D. O’Connor, T. Harley, L. Jones, M. Kelly, A . Lindsay 2;
T. Davey, J. Rocotas, C. Gilmour 1 ea.
BEST: A. Lindsay, J. Liddle, E. Richards, P. Ryan,
J. Blair, J. Membrey.
GOALS, Drouin: D. Allison, L. Ferguson, C. Jolly,
M. Theodoridis, B. Lockhart 1 ea.
BEST: R. McCallum, T. Barr, L. Axford, J. McKellar,
L. Anderson, S. Piner.
4.9 9.11 11 .12 (78)
GOALS, Leongatha: M. Borschman 3, T. Sauvarin,
L. Wright 2; O. Kerr, G. Fleming, T. Pellicano, K. Materia
BEST: R. Kelly, G. Fleming, J. Ginnane, M. Taylor,
M. Borschman, S. Horvath.
GOALS, Moe: M. Hibbs, P. Yates, R. Horton 2;
D. Horton, R. Broeren 1 ea.
BEST: R. Horton, P. Yates, C. McIntosh, M. Camilleri,
J. Curtis, J. Heslop.
2.3 4.10 8.12
GOALS, Wonthaggi: Z. MacDermid 4, A. Busana,
M. Ware 2; M. Davey, Z. Gilmour, T. Wells 1 ea.
BEST: J. Kuyper, Z. MacDermid, Z. Gilmour, M. Davey,
C. Boucher, A . Pugh.
GOALS, Drouin: B. Carmody 3; J. Perry, W. Bryce,
R. Fairlie 1 ea.
BEST: J. Perry, B. Carmody, J. Hill, R. Fairlie, D. Davis,
GOALS, Leongatha: J. Patullo 3, J. Patullo, L. Scott,
D. Garnham, J. Norton 1 ea.
BEST: J. Patullo, D. Garnham, N. Battersby, J. Hill,
T. Sheedy, D. Ginnane.
GOALS, Moe: R. Anderson 3, H. Prestidge 2, J. Wilson,
J. Lissa 1 ea.
BEST: A. Skinner, R. Henkel, R. Anderson, N. Balfour,
A. Byrne, J. Walton.
GOALS, Wonthaggi: J. Vuyst 2, J. Dawson, C. McLean
BEST: T. Robinson, J. Benson, C. McLean, T. Scarce,
F. Anderson, R. Williamson.
GOALS, Drouin: S. O’Callaghan 1.
BEST: T. Dodge-Bunn, L. Gleeson, L. Edwards-Hayes,
R. Hodge, A. Warner.
GOALS, Moe: R. Taws, R. Baldi, K. Weir, L. Tumino,
B. Maslen, B. Julin, T. Baldi, L. Balzomeris 1 ea.
BEST: B. Maslen, M. Heywood, W. Anderson, B. Julin,
B. McGown, R. Baldi.
GOALS, Leongatha: N. Hanily, R. Kemp, W. Littlejohn
BEST: Z. Reid, M. McGannon, W. Littlejohn,
J. van der Pligt, R. Drysdale, N. Hanily.
GOALS, Wonthaggi: C. Smith, J. Gilmour 2;
N. Anderson, K. Benson, H. Dawson 1 ea.
BEST: C. Smith, M. Pier, N. Anderson, K. Benson,
H. Dawson, C. Cummins.
GOALS, Drouin: A. Hobday, T. Kearney, M. Pecoraro
BEST: R. Taylor, T. Kearney, B. Osseweyer, A . Hobday,
L. Bambridge, B. Jeffrey-Molan.
In other games...
3 0 246.43 12
3 0 238.89 12
3 0 205.33 12
1 2 139.07
3 0 691.53 12
3 0 181.13 12
2 0 135.79
1 1 270.31
3 0 304.44 12
2 1 280.87
2 1 216.53
2 1 148.92
2 1 103.55
1 2 130.65
3 0 191.58 12
2 1 237.23
2 1 209.76
2 1 186.09
2 1 115.43
M. Bennett (Maffra) 12
B. Fowler (Warragul) 12
D. Sheen (Maffra) 11
R. Loprese (Traralgon) 11
M. Duncan (Morwell) 11
R. Hor ton (Moe) 7
R. Anderson (Moe) 9
H. Prestidge (Moe) 9
M. Pollutro (Morwell) 8
F. O’Reilly (Warragul) 9
B. Bundle (Warragul) 8
H. Cook (Bairnsdale) 7
Bairnsdale 19.15.129 d Warragul 9.7.61
Traralgon 19.14 .128 d Sale 6.7.43
Maffra 12.13.85 d Morwell 5.13.43
Traralgon 20.15.135 d Sale 2.1 .13
Morwell 9.3 .57 d Maffra 7.9 .61
Traralgon 16.14 .110 d Sale 4.2.26
Bairnsdale 11.13.79 d Warragul 5.4.34
Maffra 7.7.49 d Morwell 6.7.43
Traralgon 14.10.94 d Sale 2.3.15
Warragul 8.8 .56 d Bairnsdale 4.10.34
Maffra 15.21 .111 d Morwell 3.0.18
WONTHAGGI Power has got its season back
on track with its first win of the season, defeat-
ing Drouin by 90 points in slippery conditions
It was a big day for the club, with the under
16s having a perfect start to the day with a
26-point win, the under 18s triumphing by 19
points and the Reserves winning by 43 points.
Power officials are unsure whether the club
has achieved four wins in a day before, and can-
not recall the last time its two junior sides had
wins on the same day.
The earlier games set the tone for the senior
side, who were quickly on the board in the
opening minute when Eli Richards goaled.
With midfielders Aiden Lindsay, Jack Blair
and Michael Kelly on top, the Power skipped
away to an early lead with four goals to zero in
the opening term.
New ruckman Jesse Smith was solid in the
ruck and around the ground, but succumbed
to an ankle injury and didn’t return to the field.
The Power extended its 25-point quarter-time
lead with more good footy in the second quar-
ter, booting six goals to one.
Troy Harley looked dangerous up forward
and Shannon Bray in his first game back from
holidays provided drive off half back.
Byron Dryden moved into unfamiliar terri-
tory in the ruck and battled valiantly for the
Power throughout the contest, up against star
Drouin ruckman Bob McCallum.
The Power held a 58-point lead at the main
break, but a drop in intensity in the third term
saw the Hawks edge their way back into the
They reduced the lead to 45 points at the final
change and the Power responded to a rev up
from coach Stuart Gilmour, booting eight goals
to one in the final term to run out impressive
Lindsay was the Power’s best through the
midfield, and was well supported by Joel Lid-
dle and Richards, who both did damage on the
scoreboard with three goals apiece.
Pat Ryan and Jarrod Membrey’s rebound off
half back set up many plays for the Power, while
Jack Blair was prominent across the ground.
The Power returns home to host Bairnsdale
this week and will be eager to stay on the win-
First win for Power
Parrots easily against Moe
Tom Marriott was the driving force around the packs at Leongatha on Saturday despite
the constant presence of one of Moe’s better players, James De Virgilio, here tackling the
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