Footy finals’ feel

Warragul star Brad Scalzo is one of Gippsland League’s classiest ball winners but not normally seen as a high flyer; that was at least until Saturday with this perfectly judged jump to mark over a Bairnsdale opponent.

Warragul star Brad Scalzo is one of Gippsland League’s classiest ball winners but not normally seen as a high flyer; that was at least until Saturday with this perfectly judged jump to mark over a Bairnsdale opponent.

Thrillers, upsets and ladder movements – Saturday added a real finals’ feel in all four district leagues as the homeward run in the home and away rounds gains momentum.

Mid Gippsland league is building to a great finish.

Four sides from 3rd to 6th places – Mirboo North, Trafalgar, Thorpdale and Newborough – are locked together on eight wins and another, Morwell East, is just one win behind them.

There was a major upset in the Ellinbank and District league.

That was Buln Buln’s 10-7 to 6-5 defeat of Catani that had shared top spot on the ladder before Saturday.

It enabled the Lyrebirds to cling to 5th spot on percentage from Longwarry whose 16-11 to 8-5 defeat of Nilma-Darnum in an at times spiteful match has probably spelt the end for the Darnos.

In Gippsland League Warragul and Wonthaggi Power both won to move within six points of 5th placed Morwell that lost.

West Gippsland has a battle royal on its hands.

Nar Nar Goon’s revival continued when it grabbed a hard-fought 12-7 to 12-6 upset of Inverloch-Kongwak to move right into contention.

Cora Lynn also won a “thriller” getting over the line 13-12 to 12-14 against Koo wee rup.


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