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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Footy in full swing

Nilma Darnum’s Jarrod Stewart contests the ruck with Warragul Industrials’ player John Ikupu.

Football got into full swing last weekend with all four district leagues in action. Gippsland League and Ellinbank and District took the field for the first time for the season while it was round two for Mid Gippsland and the

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Clear course to footy finals

Catani's Brayden Kennedy spoils the marking attempt of Warragul Industrials player Jason Wells. The Dusties scored a strong win to keep in touch with the top six, just two points behind sixth-placed Nilma-Darnum.

  Ellinbank and District League finals’ hopefuls have a clear course to follow for the rest of the home and away season – keep winning to ensure a place in the top “six”. In Saturday’s round played on generally heavy

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Leagues battle in interleague contests

Nat Paredes (right) and his usual Warragul team mate Brad Scalzo battle in a ground level contest as they tried to lift Gippsland League to a win against Bendigo FL in Saturday's AFL Victoria Community Championship match at Warragul's Western Park. Nineteen year-old Paredes, the youngest in the Gippsland side, and Scalzo were among their team's best.

There were no wins for Gippsland, Ellinbank and District Football League or Mid Gippsland League in interleague games on Saturday. Gippsland was able to play on home turf with its match against Bendigo at Western Park. It was the fourth

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