Pain for Bloods

Yarragon’s Sam Mattheson looks to win possession during the reserves match against Mirboo North.

Football is painful at times and there was plenty of pain being felt at Trafalgar on Saturday. One measly behind and a meagre two percentage points have cost the Bloods a spot in the Mid Gippsland league finals that begin

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No certainties in Mid Gippsland

Yarragon's Jake Borsato breaks away from his Morwell East opponent in the reserves game on Saturday.

Plenty is still up in the air in Mid Gippsland league where the final “five” is far from settled. The weekend threw up a few more possibilities with three rounds of home and away games to go. Yinnar, Thorpdale and

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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.

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

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Determination in WDJFL

Longwarry’s Cooper Brown attempts to dispose of the ball after being caught in a strong tackle during the under 12 match against Bunyip.

Throughout round 11 of the Warragul and District Junior Football League it was the promise of a league under 12 interleague victory that sought to distract the players from seasonal competition. However, nothing could take away the determination of the

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Thrilling ride to finals

Bunyip’s Matthew Ross tries to scoop up a loose ball in the Bulldogs’ battle against Inverloch-Kongwak. The Sea Eagles continued to prove their worth as a West Gippsland premiership contender, while the struggling Bulldogs remain on the hunt for their first win.

The final six rounds of the Mid Gippsland League and the fight for positions in the final “five” promises a thrilling ride after some key results at the weekend. In Ellinbank and District, it is a three-way contest for 5th

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Footy finals ahead

Neerim-Neerim South’s Calum Shiels is brought down in a tackle by Buln Buln opponent Trent Baker.

Four of the top “five” positions in Gippsland, Ellinbank and District and Mid Gippsland leagues look well on the way to being settled. In Gippsland League, Moe overcame Warragul to tighten its hold on fourth spot after its seventh win

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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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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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Interleague loss for Gippsland

Warragul’s Jedd Serong takes in some words from the match day coaching group during the quarter time break in the Under 18 clash with Yarra Ranges.  The Gippsland side lifted after half-time to post a good win, Serong kicking a goal and being one of his team’s best players.

The past meant nothing as Yarra Ranges swept past Gippsland League in the community league rankings with an all the way and comprehensive win in their clash on Saturday. Gippsland was unable to make inroads at any stage after Ranges

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Girls make mark

Trafalgar Junior Football Club will debut in the new CGJFL youth girls competition this year: (back, from left) Ayla Dwyer, Darcy Gillies, Alex Hopkins, Kaitlyn Ferguson, Meg Findlay, Maycie King, Zoe Arnold, Nicole Faltum, Winsome Sheehy, Kirra Gill, Maddison Gray; (centre) team manager Michelle Robertson, Haylee Bills, Zoe Varsaci, Abbey Sneddon, Renee Faltum, Tess Sneddon, Mikki Tullett, coach Tracey O’Brien; (front) Tahlia Vosper, Matilda Matthews, Portia Bell and Jade Boyle.

Trafalgar Junior Football Club will expand its team list this year, with a youth girls team set to take the field in the new Central Gippsland Junior Football League competition. Coach Tracey O’Brien has embraced the challenge and taken on

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