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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Gulls land Gazette Cup

At the presentation of the Warragul and Drouin Gazette Cup to Warragul Football Netball Club are (from left) A grade and head netball coach Lexie Riley, senior netball coordinator Jessie Gleeson, senior football coach Steve Kidd, club president Chris Blackwood and Drouin president Chris Soumilas.

Warragul’s wins in all four football and two netball games on Sunday landed it the Warragul and Drouin Gazette Cup for the first time since 2009. Drouin had prevailed the last 14 times the clubs had met. The older heads

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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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Big footy results

Jedd Serong was one of five inclusions into the Warragul side and made an impact in a great win over Maffra with three goals.

There were some “big” results in the region’s football leagues at the weekend. None were bigger or more important than Warragul’s Gippsland League victory over Maffra at Western Park in front of a big crowd swelled by about 200 past

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Skipper’s goal blitz

Warragul celebrate after a brilliant nine-goal performance by new skipper Brayden Fowler led the Gulls to its first win of the season.

A brilliant nine-goal performance by new skipper Brayden Fowler led Warragul to its first win of the season, by 22 points, win over Morwell in the Good Friday clash at Morwell. In only his second game as captain Fowler’s five

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Gulls and Hawks battle for top five

Jason Wells flies high to take a big mark in Warragul Industrials' thumping win over Poowong. Wells booted 11 goals to close the gap to leading goal kicker Mitchell Collins of Koo wee rup to four.

Finalists in the Mid Gippsland and Ellinbank and District football leagues are settled with two home and away rounds to go. But in Gippsland League that has three rounds remaining there are five sides still with chances to get the

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Drouin vies for final five

Neerim-Neerim South's Michael Urie, pictured under pressure from Poowong's Kyle Aitken, was one of several Cats players lining up for goal in the Cats' big 161-point demolition of the Magpies. Urie was one of 11 goal kickers in the percentage boosting win which saw the Cats move to third on the ladder.

Drouin’s triumph over Warragul in their high stakes clash at Warragul on Sunday has turned it into a lottery for fourth and fifth places on the Gippsland League “five”. The Hawks’ 21-point win didn’t catapult Warragul from the “five” but

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Gulls chalk up fourth season win

Nar Nar Goon's Chris Adams attempts to break the tackle of Poowong's Harley Robjant. Adams kicked two goals in Nar Nar Goon's big win, which moved the home side four points clear inside the top six.

In Gippsland League on the weekend the big winner was Warragul. Last year’s wooden spooner now has a clear grip on fourth place after another great win on Saturday over Sale, the Gulls’ fourth for the year. Maffra took second

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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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