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THE ground was wet from regular showers
and the wind was blowing a gale to the Wont-
haggi pool end, so attack on the ball was vital
and from the outset the Power showed it was
up for the fight.
The strength of the wind was evident when
Bairnsdale’s Damien Cupido’s first scoring
shot, for a point, sent the ball way over into
the pool carpark and there was a lengthy de-
lay while a member of the public went and re-
So it was hard for the Power to make prog-
ress up the field but the pleasing thing was they
had the lion’s share of possession and were
strong in defence.
Jack Blair put his head down and made
a gusty attack on the ball in defence. Luke
O’Connor showed courage too, forcing the ball
forward to Lachie Jones and Aiden Lindsay
with Tom Davey snapping one out of the pack
for the Powers’ first of the day.
Dark clouds were gathering but the rain held
off for the time being and Wonthaggi limited
Bairnsdale’s effectiveness with the wind by re-
Bryon Dryden was taking the tap-outs in the
centre, until relieved by Will Joplin; Blair, Kane
McCarthy and Michael Kelly were on the ball
opposed to the Redlegs’ Gilroy, Brian, Denni-
son and others.
Good bullocking work by McCarthy got the
ball out of a sticky pack to Riley Lindsay, who
was applying plenty of forward pressure and
with Dryden in support, they kept the ball in
the scoring zone.
Blair to Phil Young produced a shot on goal
which fell short but the endeavour from the
Power was good.
Curtis Gilmour, Jarrod Membrey and Dryden
strung some passes together and found Eli
Richards but again the wind blew the ball off
Finally it was reward for Power effort when
Kelly, Lachie Jones and Riley Lindsay com-
bined well to get the ball to Dom O’Connor on a
long straight lead for a goal.
He punched the air when the ball sailed
through and the Power had done well into the
wind, restricting the Redlegs, getting plenty of
it themselves and showing a willingness for the
Finally, Bairnsdale broke through for their
first goal via Sam Park but Wonthaggi was quick
to respond after Gilmour split the pack to give
Davey another opportunity, with the skilled for-
ward goaling from an acute angle.
The Power was running the ball well and
there were plenty of contributors; among them
Dryden, Blair, Harley, Lachie Jones, Bray, Dom
O’Connor, Davey and Riley Lindsay who added
several pressure acts to his efforts up forward.
In the shadows of quarter time, Bairns-
dale pulled one back against the flow, a long,
straight shot by Cupido which sailed through
on the wind to cut the margin to five points but
you had to be happy with the Power’s efforts
and they ultimately took control of the game by
half time in a low-scoring affair.
Bairnsdale were certainly competitive though
and a good-sized crowd, for the conditions, saw
an entertaining match with Power running out
winners by 42 points in the end.
In other games...
4 0 189.66 16
3 1 176.79 12
3 1 176.47 12
2 2 144.61
2 2 134.07
4 0 374.53 16
3 1 395.54 12
3 0 140.00 12
2 1 367.61
3 1 266.45 12
3 1 244.10 12
3 1 200.00 12
3 1 174.03 12
3 1 118.35 12
3 1 102.71 12
4 0 386.32 16
3 1 234.88 12
3 1 205.30 12
3 1 116.23 12
2 2 144.33
2 2 143.09
M. Bennett (Maffra) 14
D. Sheen (Maffra) 13
L. Stockdale (Traralgon) 13
M. Duncan (Morwell) 20
R. Loprese (Traralgon) 11
N. Wozniak (Maffra) 7
R. Anderson (Moe) 11
M. Pollutro (Morwell) 11
H. Prestidge (Moe) 9
F. O’Reilly (Warragul) 12
B. Bundle (Warragul) 11
S. Berry (Maffra) 9
Warragul 14.13.97 d Maffra 11.8 .74
Moe 18.28.136 d Drouin 2.2 .14
Morwell 12.18.90 d Sale 8.6 .54
Maffra 13.10.88 d Warragul 1.1 .7
Moe won by foreit
Morwell 31.9.205 d Sale 0.0 .0
Maffra 9.7.61 d Warragul 2.3.15
Morwell 6.5 .41 d Sale 1.11.17
Moe 21.17.143 d Drouin 5.1.31
Warragul 12.8.80 d Maffra 5.5.35
Sale 15.13.103 d Morwell 1.3 .9
Moe 27.23.185 d Drouin 0.0.0
ROUND 4 SENIORS
GOALS, Traralgon: L. Stockdale 3, M. Jacobsen, T. For-
rest 2; M. Mustoe, J. McMahon, T. Marsh, J. Sandy,
H. Hector, R. Hildebrand, M. Collison, D. Loprese 1 ea.
BEST: M. Collison, J. Neagle, A. Slottje, T. Northe,
L. Stockdale, T. Johnston.
GOALS, Leongatha: J. Hopkins, Z. Vernon 2; C. Dunne,
J. Pellicano, A. Hillberg, T. Marriott, B. Davidson 1 ea.
BEST: H. Browne, Z. Vernon, J. Hopkins, C. Maskell,
S. Forrester, L. Bowman.
GOALS, Wonthaggi: D. O’Connor, T. Davey 3; A. Lind-
say 2, E. Richards, L. Jones, K. McCarthy, J. Blair 1 ea.
BEST: K. McCarthy, D. O’Connor, A . Lindsay,
E. Richards, S. Bray, J. Membrey.
GOALS, Bairnsdale: D. Cupido 2, S. Park, R. Gardener,
R. Cowan 1 ea.
BEST: S. Mooney, R. Cowan, S. Park, B. Holland,
J. Gilroy, T. Bryan.
GOALS, Leongatha: L. Wright 3, G. Fleming 2,
T. Pellicano, J. Harry, T. Sauvarin 1 ea.
BEST: G. Fleming, J. Harry, C. Rump, F. Kelly,
T. Sauvarin, L. Wright.
GOALS, Traralgon: M. Membrey 2; N. Quenault,
J. Vucenovic 1 ea.
BEST: D. Pearce, K. Duncan, J. Vucenovic, B. Cameron,
B. Duve, N. Quenault.
7.9 10.10 (70)
GOALS, Traralgon: L. Johnson 5, J. Sands 2,
D. Barnes, H. Willaton, J. Jobling 1 ea.
BEST: L. Johnson, J. Strong, T. McMahon,
N. Stevenson, T. Northe, C. Little.
GOALS, Leongatha: C. Olden 3, T. Bernaldo, J. Patullo,
M. McGannon, N. Trotto 1 ea.
BEST: B. Perry, J. Hill, D. Garnham, C. Olden, L. Scott,
GOALS, Bairnsdale: B. Daniel 2, H. Preston, C. Mein,
L. Yomo 1 ea.
BEST: G. Perkins, J. Ray, K. Derbyshire, N. Ward,
D. McKendry, J. Smith.
GOALS, Wonthaggi: No results submitted.
BEST: J. Barry, F. Anderson, J. Benson, C. McLean,
D. Gardiner, T. Murray.
GOALS, Traralgon: M. Luckie 3, T. Hourigan 2,
K. Marsh, H. Neocleous 1 ea.
BEST: T. Hourigan, A . Grant, I. Copland, M. Luckie,
C. Ruyters, C. Doultree.
GOALS, Leongatha: J. van der Pligt, J. Lamers 1 ea.
BEST: J. van der Pligt, M. Bentvelzen , C. James,
L. O’Neill, J. Hume, J. Lamers.
GOALS, Bairnsdale: T. Rees 3, H. Kellow, L. Fenner,
B. Bryant, K. Noonan, A. Hudson, H. Cook 1 ea.
BEST: T. Rees, D. Fenning Chester, T. Southen,
H. Cook, R. Timms, J. Carroll.
GOALS, Wonthaggi: C. Cummins, J. Kilgour 2;
N. Anderson, C. Smith, K. Benson 1 ea.
BEST: C. Smith, T. Simpson, J. Schulz, S. Sharples,
C. Cummins, B. Wingfield.
Wonthaggi finds a way
Bairnsdale’s Brodie Holland is gang tackled by the Power’s Aiden Lindsay, Byron Dryden and Jack Blair out on the flank during a willing
opening to the match under leaden skies at Wonthaggi. M781917
LEONGATHA has slumped to its first loss
of the season, going down to Traralgon by 30
points at Traralgon.
It was an even first quarter between the two
sides, which have reinvigorated their tense ri-
valry over the past few seasons with a number
of big clashes.
Leongatha held a nine-point lead at the first
break, but Traralgon hit back in the opening
play of the second term through Leigh Stock-
dale, before Chris Dunne and Zak Vernon ex-
tended the Parrots’ lead.
Jackson McMahon replied for Traralgon but
when Brok Davidson goaled after 12 minutes,
the Parrots were starting to push away with a
But Traralgon lifted on its home turf, booting
the next three goals to even the scores at half time.
The Maroons weren’t done yet, kicking the
next five unanswered goals after half time to set
up the win.
A late goal to Josh Hopkins, who was promi-
nent throughout the contest for the Parrots, did
little to stem the flow, as Leigh Stockdale replied
to extend the lead to 28 points at the final break.
Scoring was tough in the final term with both
sides managing only one goal apiece, but Tra-
ralgon had done enough to secure an impor-
tant 30-point win to remain the only undefeated
side at the top of the ladder.
Co -captain Hayden Browne continued his
consistent start to the season and was named
Leongatha’s best, Zak Vernon, Cade Maskell
and Sam Forrester impressed and Luke Bow-
man made a welcome return from injury for his
second game of the year.
The game was marred by a nasty incident in
which a young Leongatha player was knocked
out and a Traralgon player reported for strik-
ing, and the bye for interleague this week
couldn’t have come at a better time for the Par-
rots, with co -captain Chris Verboon leading a
long injury list.
Verboon is expected to return in a few weeks’
time and the Parrots are hoping to regain a few
players after the break.
The Parrots will return home after the break
to host Morwell.
Parrots suffer first loss
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