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Diamond in the Rough

In 1999, a brash teenager from Leongatha told his teacher he didn’t need to do any homework because he was going to be a champion footballer. If you talk the talk you have to back it up by walking the walk and that’s exactly what Jarryd Roughead did. His retirement from the AFL was played […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Foster Tigers grand final bound

IN a game which went right down to the last 10 minutes, Foster managed to stay composed and oust Stony Creek on Saturday, booking a spot in the grand final. The Tigers came from behind in the last term to kick five goals to one and win by 27 points. Player-coach Brad Rooney was more […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Inverloch-Kongwak rue misses in elimination

IT was a game of missed opportunities for Inverloch-Kongwak on Sunday, paying the price for squandered shots on goal in their elimination final against Koo Wee Rup. The Sea Eagles kicked 3.11 in the first half to the Demons’ 5.3, eventually losing momentum and going down 76-47, bowing out of this year’s finals. “We kicked […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Poowong Magpies fly home

Poowong used strong third and fourth quarters to outlast Nilma Darnum on Saturday. The away side overwhelmed the Bombers with their ball pressure and presence in the contest, racing home to record a 29-point victory and book a qualifying final with Longwarry this week. It was Nilma Darnum who started the most effectively, taking advantage […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Leongatha Parrots soar to second spot against Moe

LEONGATHA have made a statement and flown into the top two after destroying Moe. The Parrots produced a four-quarter effort at home to come away with a 114-point win and send shockwaves through the Gippsland League. Coach Paul Carbis was thrilled with his team’s performance in a game where they wanted to make their presence […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Gippsland umpire Gary Scholz’s gigantic milestone

ONLY four players in VFL-AFL history have reached the 400-game mark, but if you double that milestone you get Gippsland umpire Gary Scholz, who achieved an even more remarkable feat on Saturday. Gary was one of the umpires for the Leongatha game against Moe, officiating his 800th game. He has reached the milestone after 26 […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Inverloch-Kongwak ‘Sea Eagles’ stun Cora Lynn ‘Cobras’ during football match

DOWN 27 points at quarter-time, it took a dramatic turnaround in the second term for Inverloch-Kongwak to come from behind and defeat second spot Cora Lynn on Saturday. The home side put together a strong team performance in the last three quarters to achieve a 122-79 upset and keep themselves in the top four at […]

July 30th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Foster takes a win against Fish Creek football team

Fish Creek were at home against Foster on Saturday and after another tense struggle between the two sides it was the Tigers that prevailed, solidifying their tag as the flag favourites. It was a very even start to the match with the intensity high. The Roos got the opening goal through Shaw after he took […]

July 30th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Dalyston ‘Magpies’ fly past Korumburra-Bena ‘Giants’ for a second football win

PRIDE was on the line when Dalyston and Korumburra-Bena faced off at Dalyston on Saturday with neither team in finals contention. What played out was an entertaining, competitive affair but with both teams having the same problem, being unable to take good opportunities in front of goal after good work downfield. In the end, they […]

July 30th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Phillip Island ‘Dogs’ football team take a stand against domestic violence

  PHILLIP Island held their ‘Orange Round’ at the weekend, a Gippsland initiative being used to raise awareness about domestic violence against women and children and to also support the ‘Change for Sam’ initiative. The Bulldogs obliterated their Warragul Industrials opponents on the day, holding the visitors goalless until the last term to secure a […]

July 30th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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