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Meeniyan grand final ready

All hands on deck: Andrew Mackie, Darryl Sinclair and Wayne Cook inspected the state of the oval on Friday afternoon and were more than happy with what they found. With all the experience gained over the last two years the club is confident of staging another memorable Alberton Football Netball League Grand Final.

EXPECT this year’s Alberton Football Netball League Grand Final venue to have the welcome mat out on Saturday, September 3. Meeniyan Dumbalk United FNC officials are delighted to be hosting the league’s ultimate event for the third year in row. While the league had designated Foster as the town to host the 2016 grand final, […]

August 24th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Parrots forced to work hard

First in: big Parrot ruckman Ben Willis gets his hand to the ball in this ball-up as Leongatha’s Tom Marriott and Hayden Browne wait for the gather.
Photo by domamato.

MORWELL came out firing when it hosted Leongatha on Saturday and it took some time for the Parrots to come out on top. The Morwell boys ran fast and booted the first two goals, immediately putting Leongatha on the back foot. The Morwell ground was in good condition, the temperature was cold and some showers […]

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Thriller and Sea Eagles remain perched

Desperate victory: Tim Wightman lines up in the dying moments of the game and snaps truly to bring about the MDU Reserves’ elimination final victory. Behind him team mate Alex Kuhne lends a shepherding hand.

INVERLOCH Kongwak is through to the preliminary final after narrowly defeating Foster in a replay of the Round 18 match when Foster managed to get over the Sea Eagles by one point. Foster bows out of season 2016 with its head held high after finishing third on the ladder and making it through to the […]

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Kangas bound into grand final

Top form: Dalyston’s Kyle Kirk boots the ball in the midfield.

FISH Creek booked its place in the 2016 AFL grand final with a 10 point win over modern day rival Dalyston on Saturday. The Kangaroos’ win firms their favouritism for the flag, while the Magpies are coming out of the match with what looked to be a couple of injury concerns. They went into the […]

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Fitzgerald sprints home to win

Big sport: from left, third placed Mark Bensley with race day winner Thomas Fitzgerald. In third place and with the fastest time overall was Brett Franklin.

WINTER returned with a cold and wet Saturday for Leongatha Cycling Club racing starting from the Dumbalk Hall. With a reduced number of entries there was just one race with the riders riding out to the Grand Ridge Road at Limonite and return. There was a steady north wind bringing showers through and the temperature […]

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Eleanor’s Rio disappointment

Not close: Eleanor Patterson shattered her own high expectations and surprised many more by bowing out so early in the Rio Olympics high jumping with a first round jump below what she is capable of. Image courtesy of Getty Images/Athletics Australia.

ELEANOR Patterson was shattered by her first round exit from the 2016 high jump medal race at the Rio Olympics. The Leongatha high jumper has a personal best jump in the event of 1.96m, but hit the wall at 1.92m and failed to progress beyond the opening round of jumps. She finished 22nd overall, with […]

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Leongatha run away with a win

The best: Ben Willis shows great height for a big man in this contest against his smaller Moe opponent. Lochie DuMont and Luke Bowman wait for the crumbs. More photos at www.mdphotos.net

DESPITE a 106 point loss, Moe gave Leongatha a run for its money on the weekend. Leongatha started the match like a house on fire and put eight goals up on the scoreboard in the first quarter. Tom Marriott was a stand out for the Parrots, and worked extremely hard in the middle. Ben Willis […]

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Red card throws the game

Drive: Kilcunda Bass’ Mitchell Whitham skilfully moves the ball out of Inverloch Kongwak’s forward line.

INVERLOCH Konwak is in the hunt for finals success after beating Kilcunda Bass by a huge margin. The cause for Kilcunda Bass’ big loss of this game may be debated for some time but the game changed following an incident close to the half time siren. Up until this time the game had been close; […]

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Miners show great spirit

Run home: Callum Buckland cruises over home base all smiles after his homerun hit.

WITH the disappointing turnout from Miners’ team members this week due to several injuries from A Grade players and lack of commitment from B Grade players, the Miners scrambled to field a team. Bart Riyter, Jordy Knox, Jordan Gardner and Annie Carter from B Grade, as well as two parents of our U13s (Tim McGrath […]

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Tough course tests cyclists

Power up: Leigh Stott leads Brad Bouquet, David Wereszczuk (Caulfield-Carnegie) and Oliver McLean at the start of the climb up the ‘gorge’ out of Glen Forbes on Sunday.

CLUB racing was held last Sunday with racing starting and finishing at the Woolamai Race Track entry. The course involved a run around the Bass Flats, through Glen Forbes, out to the Bass Highway before a return run to Glen Forbes and then up through the gorge road toward Dalyston before another right turn into […]

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