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Parrots punish Drouin

AFTER trailing the bottom side at quarter time, top side Leongatha punished the Hawks from there on recording a 105 point win at Drouin.

The first quarter was surprisingly even although had Leongatha kicked a little straighter it would have lead at the first break.

The wind was blowing across the ground and this had an impact on kicking too but the Drouin oval was in surprisingly good nick.

The Hawks 2.3.15 was two points clear of the Parrots 1.7.13.

Leongatha got into top gear in the second quarter and upped the ante big time allowing the Hawks to kick just one behind while registering 7.5.

Jack Ginnane was having an impact on the forward line and his telly of five goals for the day was probably the most for him this season; ending second best player for the Parrots.

Cameron Stone has really set the centre alight for Leongatha since coming back from injury being amongst the best each week since.

Josh Hopkins, Luke Bowman and Tom Marriott too were having an impact around the contests and supporters and coaching staff would be pleased the Leongatha “engine room” was performing so well with only three games to go in the regular season.

Drouin’s league best ruckman Bob McCallum was having a dominating game; giving Drouin plenty of first use with the ball with Axford and Seri up and about for the Hawks.

Cade Maskell played a solid game running off half back for the Greens and, as is becoming customary, sneaked up forward to snag three goals.

At half time Leongatha’s lead had blown out; 8.12.60 to Drouin’s 2.4.16.

Despite the goal kicking “yips” haunting Leongatha again in the third quarter due to the blustery wind hampering shots on goal; the Parrots nevertheless booted 3.10 to Drouin’s 1.1 seeing Leongatha up 11.22.88 to Drouin 3.5.23.

Ben Willis was doing better in the ruck against McCallum and Kyle Reid too was having a spell in the ruck to negate McCallum’s influence.

In the last quarter Leongatha showed no mercy on the Hawks booting 9.4 although Drouin managed to kick three goals itself despite the difference in scores.

Leongatha has three more matches to finish the regular season; this Saturday play returns to Parrots Park as Leongatha hosts Sale.

The Parrots then return to Warragul to play the dangerous Gulls before hosting Maffra in the final game before finals; with a possible top spot up for grabs.

Leongatha has a few good workouts ahead of it before finals as it tries to get a side settled for final’s time.

 

 

 

Solid game: Tom Marriott boots Leongatha into attack on what was a top playing surface at Drouin.

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