Hawks cause upset

Drouin players sense they are well on the way to an upset victory against Maffra on Saturday after a last quarter goal to Bailey Beck.

“This is the reason you play footy,” Drouin centreman Chris Robinson remarked as he accepted a pat on the shoulder, stretched his legs beneath the table in the social club and sipped on his first beer on Saturday evening. Robinson’s

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Footy in top gear

Rhys Salter, named vice-captain at Drouin this year, wins the ball at half forward against Traralgon on Saturday with team mate and captain Jamie Ferguson moving in to block Traralgon’s Tate March as Justin Barnes also looks to intercept. Salter led Drouin’s goal scorers with three to play an important role in the Hawks’ exciting victory. PHOTO: Amanda Emary.

District football moved into top gear at the weekend with Gippsland, Ellinbank and District and Mid Gippsland leagues opening their seasons to join West Gippsland that played round two. Drouin produced the most notable result in Gippsland toppling last year’s

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Drouin wants out

Having not won a senior game of football in 2017, Drouin Football Club has decided it wants out of Gippsland League.

Drouin football club has decided it wants out of Gippsland League. An extraordinary general meeting of the club last Wednesday officially started the ball rolling in its attempt to leave Gippsland and join the West Gippsland Football Netball Competition. A

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Rivals draw in thriller

Jack Baker, in his first game back for Drouin after injury, has a break on his Maffra chaser in the senior game on Saturday.

A draw and a couple of other tight matches that could shape the make-up of the finals highlighted Gippsland League matches at the weekend. Ellinbank and District and Mid Gippsland leagues had a mid-season holiday for the Queen’s Birthday weekend

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Drouin has finals chance

Bunyip's Kris Bedford marks on the lead despite a spoiling attempt from Warragul Industrials player Ben Northover. The Bulldogs recorded a strong victory to secure a top two finish and set up a big clash with third-placed Nilma-Darnum on Saturday; Photograph: Tom Elton

There was none of the unexpected in the Ellinbank and District or Mid Gippsland leagues at the weekend where finalists had already been decided before Saturday’s second last home and away round but the battle is far from resolved in

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Mud bath for footy

Ben Hughes leads the charge of Drouin players heading to the showers at the end of their slog in the mud against Moe in the Gippsland League clash at Drouin on Saturday. Others, from left, are Keegan Bott, David Olsen, David Miller, Dan Nicholls, Liam Anderson and Steve Ballingall.

They all deserve medals – players, umpires, trainers, team officials, the band of volunteers and the ever-loyal supporters. Saturday was a horror day for football across Gippsland after rain bucketed down on Friday and Saturday. The persistent rain, not infrequent

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