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Leongatha wins all four

LEONGATHA scored a rare feat against Maffra on Saturday, winning all four football matches.
The seniors appeared untroubled at the Parrots’ home ground as it went about its business, winning the seniors by 10 goals.
The Parrots controlled the football all day and were never headed; the Eagles starved of opportunities to goal.
Leongatha had stars right across the field and when it became apparent the Parrots would likely kick a big score, Maffra threw players behind the ball, trying to block up Leongatha’s avenues to goal.
While this reduced the final margin, Maffra was kept to just four goals for the match.
Prior to the start of the seniors, teams lined up and a successful Anzac Day observance was held on the field.
Last year’s best and fairest winner Dale Hoghton was a big inclusion for Leongatha however he was used sparingly as he’s coming back from injury.
Expect to see a few more games from Hoghton before he is considered for VFL duties.
Leongatha opened up proceedings well and at the first change it was Leongatha 4.3.27 to Maffra 1.0.6
Good sides bounce back and Maffra did much better in term two, scoring one goal but importantly restricting Leongatha to just two goals.
Shem Hawking on the wing was continuing his dominant season so far.
Down back Zac Vernon on Maffra’s danger forward Bedggood was giving him very little.
At half time it was Leongatha 6.5.41 to Maffra’s 2.1.13
Bedggood would eventually play a kick behind the ball to pick up possessions as supply to the forwards was being limited.
Sean Westaway in defence for Leongatha was again stopping everything which came his way.
The Eagles booted two goals this term to Leongatha’s three but Maffra wasn’t anywhere close to being able to snatch a win at this stage.
At three quarter time it was Leongatha 9.10.64 to Maffra 4.1.25.
With much of the game already in Leongatha’s forward half, goals flowed for Leongatha, four in the last quarter, but for Maffra, it added just three behinds.
Chris Dunne was working hard up forward and he added to his final tally of four goals for the day. He works hard, reads the play well and is elusive.
Hillberg presented well and booted two but goals were shared around with plenty of players running in to score.
Nick Argento continues to develop and he played well to cement his senior spot.
Sean Westaway and Zac Vernon as mentioned were brilliant in defence as too was Aaron Coyle.
Luke Bowman continues to develop and he made his presence felt once again around the midfield.
No injuries resulted from Saturday’s encounter.
The Parrots make the big journey to Bairnsdale this Saturday before hosting Sale on May 7.

Top inclusion: speedy wingman Josh Hopkins drives forward for the Parrots. Hopkins is just one of a number of new players having an impact this season. More photos at www.mdphotos.net

Top inclusion: speedy wingman Josh Hopkins drives forward for the Parrots. Hopkins is just one of a number of new players having an impact this season. More photos at www.mdphotos.net

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