Drouin secure finals place

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It was a hard, relentless slog but Drouin got the job done and with some other results falling in its favour locked in the fifth place in the Gippsland League finals. The Hawks won 3-8 to 2-3 against one of

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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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Gulls fall to Maroons

Warragul’s Shaun Beecroft battles two Traralgon opponents, Riley Loprese (left) and Lee Stockdale, as the ball spills free in the senior game at Western Park.

Things were not looking good for Warragul even before it ran onto Western Park on Saturday to take on Traralgon in the senior match. Another three “outs” to the line-up joining an already long list of key players with long-term

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Hawks bounce back

Drouin centre Macy Newcombe holds on the ring against Bairnsdale’s Kate Allen as the rain comes down at Drouin during B grade.  Drouin won 49-35.

Drouin netballers enjoyed three wins in the senior grades against Bairnsdale on Saturday. A grade: Drouin 55 defeated Bairnsdale 52. It was a wet but strong start in the A grade match which led to some congestion for the Hawks.

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Gulls’ flying start

Warragul coach and goal defence Christie Hillberg addresses her A grade team prior to Saturday’s game against Sale.  The team are (from left) goal keeper Mackenzie Minichiello, goal attack Jamie Rollinson, goal shooter Myah Healey, centre Hayley Roberts, wing attack Mia McGarrity and wing defence Alexandra Cole.

Warragul senior netballers notched up two wins from two games against Sale on Saturday, with B and C grades both sitting top of the ladder. A grade: Warragul 47 defeated Sale 40. It was a competitive four quarters against a

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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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Finals dream over

Warragul on-baller Kim Drew lays a tackle on his Bairnsdale opponent as the sides fought out a close struggle at Western Park.  Bairnsdale held on to win by three points.

There was no fairy-tale for Warragul on Saturday. The injury-riddled Gulls put up a courageous showing in going down by three points, 15-12 to 15-9, to Bairnsdale at Western Park and finished the season one place out of the final

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Gulls into five

Warragul centre Hayley Roberts restarts play as the rain pours down at Western Park during A grade on Saturday.  The Gulls won 45-39 and now sit fifth on the ladder.

A six-goal win saw Warragul replace Maffra in the A grade top five with only two rounds to play in Gippsland League. A grade: Warragul 45 defeated Maffra 39. The Gulls girls started slowly in the wet conditions and were

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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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Gulls kick off on Good Friday

Warragul’s Simon Fairbairn is caught in a strong tackle against Morwell in last year’s Good Friday match.  The two clubs will again clash on Good Friday in 2018.

Warragul will kick off its Gippsland League campaign on Good Friday, hosting Morwell in the second annual Good Friday match between the two clubs. Reigning Gippsland League premier Leongatha will unfurl its premiership flag on the opening day of the

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