Interleague wins

Gippsland team mates converge to congratulate Bob McCallum (third from right) after he kicked one of his two goals for the match against Murray League on Saturday.  The players, from left, are Tom Marriott, Lee Stockdale, Cade Maskell, Chris Dunne, Cody Wilson and Michael Jacobsen.

It was a “red letter” day for the three district leagues playing in this year’s round of the Victorian Community Championships on Saturday. At Ballarat, where the Ellinbank and District and Horsham District leagues met at a neutral venue, Ellinbank

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Predictable footy

Midfielder Liam Axford, one of Drouin’s most consistent this year, wins a clearance from the centre to send the Hawks into attack at Traralgon on Saturday.

Ellinbank and district league’s Buln Buln pulled up probably the biggest upset of the season so far in the four district leagues when it ran away in the second half to send Ellinbank tumbling to fifth place on the ladder.

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EDFL sign agreement

Warragul Industrials player River Ford breaks clear from his Catani opponent in the 2017 grand final of the Ellinbank and District Football League.  The EDFL has joined AFL Gippsland’s Regional Administration Centre.

The Ellinbank District Football League has joined AFL Gippsland’s Regional Administration Centre. EDFL general manager Ken Moore said while it had been a work in progress, a service agreement had been signed off last Tuesday. “It was always going to

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Dusties topple Cats

Josh Peterson takes a mark in Warragul Industrials win over Neerim-Neerim South to progress into the EDFL grand final.

Warragul Industrials (Ellinbank and district), Mirboo North (Mid Gippsland) and Inverloch-Kongwak (West Gippsland) booked grand final spots with their wins at the weekend. The biggest shock of the finals was Yallourn Yallourn North’s “straight sets” exit from the Mid Gippsland

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Footy upsets galore

Warragul Industrials’ player River Ford looks downfield against Catani in Saturday’s senior football qualifying final.

There were upsets galore in finals played in the three district leagues at the weekend. In Ellinbank and District League the first to exit the finals was Ellinbank, at one stage laying claims to premiership contention, that was overrun by

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Percentage decider

Neerim-Neerim South’s James Johnson takes possession under pressure from Warragul Industrials player Nathan Ablett.

Percentage could be the decider of the last positions in final “fives” in at least three of the four district leagues. Results on Saturday in a couple of games featuring contenders in the MGFL further muddied the waters with two

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Upsets muddy finals 

Racing for the ball are Warragul Industrials’ Josh Seri (left) and Ellinbank’s Jackson Parker.

Results in the three district leagues that played at the weekend – West Gippsland had the week off – further muddied the potential make-ups of the “final fives”. In Gippsland League fifth placed Morwell left the door open when it

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Cats remain undefeated

Ellinbank’s Rick Johnson and Neerim-Neerim South’s Jack Erikson get set to contest in the top of the table EDFL clash on Saturday.

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

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Eagles and Cats lead EDFL

Neerim-Neerim South’s Chris Urie marks on the lead against Warragul Industrials.

Ellinbank, along with Neerim Neerim South, retained the lead in the Ellinbank and District league; Warragul moved into the Gippsland League “five”; surprise packet Thorpdale continued its unbeaten run in Mid Gippsland, and West Gippsland League produced the “thrillers” of

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Nilma win thriller

Nilma-Darnum’s Ben Arnold is met by a crunching tackle from Longwarry’s Jakob Serong, while Crows teammate Aaron Serong awaits the outcome of the contest.

Neerim Neerim South, Warragul Industrials and the improved Ellinbank remain undefeated after three Ellinbank and District league rounds while Nilma-Darnum chalked up its first win in a thriller against Longwarry. The Bombers kicked 4-0 to 2-4 in the last term

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