Neerim Neerim South’s claim to early premiership favouritism in the Ellinbank and District League and two one-point results in Mid Gippsland League that could be telling at the end of the season highlighted district football on Saturday.
There was also a one-point result in West Gippsland with Koo wee rup edging out Korumburra-Bena and two games decided by a goal or less in the EDFL.
Neerim Neerim South was a comfortable 17-11 to 12-5 winner in the top of the table EDFL clash with Ellinbank.
Ellinbank remain second and have been joined on 24 points by the much-improved Catani that got the job done against Lang Lang.
The MGFL threw up the results that might prove costly to finals’ aspirants Morwell East and Mirboo North.
Both lost by single point margins in games where two individual goal kicking feats for Trafalgar and Yinnar just got their sides over the line.
Warragul dropped from the Gippsland League “five” on percentage when it failed on its trip to Wonthaggi, going down by 28 points.
Powerhouses Traralgon and Maffra have had some titanic battles over the years but Saturday’s was one of the strangest.
Maffra was never in the hunt kicking only three goals by three-quarter time to trail by nine goals.
However, it was a total reversal in the last term – Maffra slamming on seven unanswered goals but still finishing eight points short.
West Gippsland’s ladder continues to be headed by Inverloch-Kongwak and Dalyston with Koo wee rup, thanks to its one-point win on Saturday, sitting third.