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PAGE 54 - “THE STAR”, Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Maskell slams home 11 ROUND 17 SENIORS LADDER W

L D

%

PTS

Sale ........16 1 0 212.40 64 Morwell ...14 3 0 174.17 56 Maffra......11 6 0 137.58 44 Traralgon ..10 7 0 155.04 40 Wonthaggi..10 7 0 136.17 40 Leongatha ....8 9 0 97.15 32 Bairnsdale ....8 9 0 84.78 32 Warragul ......6 11 0 76.75 24 Drouin ..........1 16 0 42.34 4 Moe..............1 16 0 38.38 4 GOALKICKERS D. Sheen (Maffra) ............... (5) 92 C. Maskell (Leongatha) ..... (11) 70 M. Davis (Sale) ................... (4) 66 K. Fraser (Sale) ................... (2) 52 J. Gibbs (Bairnsdale)........... (5) 48 D. Bedggood (Maffra) ......... (2) 43 D. MacDonald (Morwell) ..... (5) 42 M. Johnston (Morwell) ....... (2) 38 J. Hall (Traralgon) ............... (2) 37 L. Stockdale (Traralgon) ...... (3) 33

CADE Maskell scored 11 goals in Leongatha’s demolition of Moe in a best on ground performance on Saturday in the Parrots last home game of the season. Moe has been struggling all year with just the one win on the board and it was expected Leongatha would steamroll the Lions. There was never any doubt as Leongatha scored 5.5. to Moe’s 1.1 to start the game well. Maskell was leading well into space and the

delivery coming forward was the best for the season. Maskell has had an impressive season, rarely being out of the best players. After a an eight goal second quarter to Moe’s nil and at half time the Parrots led 13.7 to Moe’s 1.4 Pat Contin was having another classy game playing on a wing and he just gets better and better as each games goes. Despite being a onesided game, the Leongatha boys enjoyed the contest with solid team football and the chance to get back on the scoreboard after the loss to Morwell.

In the third quarter Moe improved but Leongatha still scored five goals to Moe’s two. Jason Tomada, back into the side, was playing superbly in the ruck. Tomada is agile, big and strong and marked well all over the ground. Zac Vernon was given licence to get the ball and run like lightning and he did just that, running off half back. Dylan Westaway redeemed himself after a forgettable game last week. He returned to top form. Sean Westaway did well down back also. Marc Truscio roved consistently well all day

and he has enjoyed a good season despite a setback with injury. Moe didn’t put on too much pressure but Leongatha was delighted to take the points in front of a good crowd in the blustery conditions. The Under 16’s match was held under lights after the senior contest and this proved highly successful. Not only that, Leongatha knocked off the more highly fancied Moe which is in contention for the flag. Leongatha is always very competitive against Traralgon, so the Parrots would like to go out on a winning note with a win at the Maroons ground. Get over and support the Greens.

SENIORS Leongatha 24.18.162 d Moe 5.9.39

UNDER 18s Leongatha 12.6.78 d Moe 6.6.42

Leongatha Goals: C. Maskell 11, P. McGrath 2, B. Vanrooy 2, J. Tomada 2, N. Nagel 2, G. Fleming 1, B. Davidson 1, P. Kelly 1, M. Truscio 1, Z. Vernon 1. Best: C. Maskell, P. Contin, P. McGrath, Z. Vernon, M. Truscio, D. Westaway. Moe Goals: J. Blaser 3, P. Ainsworth 1, C. Taylor 1. Best: J. Blaser, L. Sheehan, B. Morrow, P. Ainsworth, J. Wood, D. Crook.

Leongatha Goals: F. Kelly 3, B. Mead-Ameri 2, M. Borschman 2, D. Betts 2, A. Taranto 1, J. Harry 1, A. Trotto 1. Best: D. Betts, J. Salinger, M. Borschman, N. Argento, N. Tuckett, B. Mead-Ameri. Moe Goals: S. Curtis 3, N. Ellul 2, B. Ruot 1. Best: C. Stitt, J. Weir, B. Noy, B. Ruot, J. Casson, B. Collings.

RESERVES Leongatha 11.13.79 d Moe 6.3.39 Leongatha Goals: J. Kilsby 5, E. O’Loughlin 1, M. Comben 1, P. McCauighan 1, S. Vagg 1, A. Castagna 1, T. O’Loughlin 1. Best: M. Hardy, T. Renden, R. Edwards, D. Burge, J. Kilsby, M. Comben. Moe Goals: S. Curtis 4, E. Sheekey 1, G. Harrison 1. Best: J. Casson, G. Harrison, M. Parker, S. Curtis, D. Farmer, M. Dennison.

UNDER 16s Leongatha 7.7.49 d Moe 5.15.45 Leongatha Goals: D. Betts 2, L. Wright 2, B. Moscript 1, J. Ginnane 1, K. Materia 1. Best: L. Riseley, K. Cooper, M. Olden, N. Argento, C. Trickey, L. Moore. Moe Goals: S. Skinner 1, C. Allen 1, B. Buckley 1, D. Grech 1, J. De Virgilio 1. Best: R. Farmer, T. Johnson, D. Young, S. Skinner, G. Low, D. Grech.

RESERVES LADDER W L D

%

Wonthaggi..13 2 0 200.39 Warragul ...12 3 0 162.18 Sale .........11 4 0 198.58 Morwell ..... 9 6 0 129.45 Traralgon .... 7 7 1 153.26 Maffra ...........6 8 1 108.09 Leongatha .....6 9 0 116.98 Drouin ...........2 13 0 26.70 Moe...............1 15 0 22.26 GOALKICKERS

Pts

52 48 44 36 30 26 24 8 4

R. Tack (Wonthaggi) ........... (3) 54 B. Monahan (Warragul)....... (0) 50 J. Freeman (Sale) ................ (6) 39 S. Ferguson (Sale) .............. (1) 29 N. Scurrah (Morwell) .......... (3) 26 J. Langshaw (Maffra) .......... (0) 23 A. Dugan (Traralgon)............(-) 20 B. McDonald (Morwell) ....... (3) 20 S. Winmar (Traralgon) ........ (1) 19 R. Todd (Wonthaggi) ........... (0) 17 M. Davies (Leongatha) ........ (0) 17

UNDER 18 LADDER W L D

%

PTS

Traralgon ..15 2 0 347.97 60 Sale ........14 3 0 210.88 56 Bairnsdale..12 5 0 200.62 48 Wonthaggi..12 5 0 175.32 48 Drouin .....10 7 0 102.65 40 Leongatha ....6 11 0 82.13 24 Warragul ......6 11 0 65.56 24 Maffra ..........4 13 0 73.28 16 Morwell ........4 13 0 63.66 16 Moe..............2 15 0 16.86 8 GOALKICKERS C. Nickels (Traralgon).......... (0) 66 J. Zahra (Wonthaggi) .......... (1) 32 B. McCarrey (Bairnsdale) .... (0) 31 B. Darby-Lock (Morwell) ..... (1) 28 E. Johnson (Sale) ................ (0) 27 J. McIntosh (Sale)............... (0) 25 J. Murphy (Sale) ................. (0) 25 J. Vucenovic (Traralgon) ..... (1) 21 P. Ryan (Wonthaggi) ........... (3) 20 L. Buck (Bairnsdale) ............ (2) 20

UNDER 16 LADDER W

Traralgon ..17 Sale ........15 Moe ........11 Warragul ..11 Bairnsdale.. 9 Maffra....... 9 Leongatha ....8 Drouin ..........3 Morwell ........2 Wonthaggi....0

L D

0 2 6 6 8 8 9 14 15 17

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

%

Pts

495.23 638.19 200.63 116.24 148.50 96.29 76.18 32.97 25.47 11.09

68 60 44 44 36 36 32 12 8 0

GOALKICKERS B. Scott (Sale) ................... (0) 105 L. Di Ciero (Traralgon)....... (6) 35 L. Robinson (Bairnsdale) .. (2) 34 L. Wright (Leongatha) ....... (2) 33 T. Morrow (Moe) ............... (0) 31 J. Orlicki (Warragul) .......... (1) 31 J. Jans (Sale) .................... (5) 29 K. Hynes (Bairnsdale) ....... (0) 29 K. Renooy (Maffra) ........... (0) 27 J. McMahon (Traralgon).... (2) 27

All mine: Rhett Kelly runs in clear to get a mark on Saturday. Photo credit Mark Drury.

Blake Van Rooy: the Parrot youngster gets a handball of quickly. Photo credit Mark Drury.

Power failure at Maffra WONTHAGGI Power was again let down by its inaccuracy in front of the sticks in one of its most important tests of the 2013 season. This was a big game for both sides with the prize a possible seat in the third spot on the ladder, the hotly contested double chance opportunity. Conditions for this contest at Maffra were sunny, dry and windy. Despite the big build up, the prize and intense rivalry between these two clubs the game itself never reached any great heights as a spectacle. It was disappointing and scrappy with several turnovers and fundamental mistakes all day. The backlines were well in control in the first quarter and scoring was always going to be difficult. The tackling was solid as both sides struggled to get on top and assert the pressure needed to win the

game. Jack Blair, Matt Coyne, Aaron Guilmartin and Tim Gilliland for Wonthaggi were prepared to back their judgement and run the ball confidently out of defence into attack. Aaron Ware back from injury was finding space and was damaging across the centre, well supported by Lucas White and Travis Krause. Wonthaggi already was wasting easy chances up forward to stamp its authority on the game when it was most needed. Turnovers and poor disposal of the ball was frustrating both the coaches and the crowd. Maffra was well lead by its coach Hayden Burgiel, never wasting a procession, Brent Connelly presenting well across half forward and around the ground in the ruck, James Huts, Sam Tudor and Darren Booth active around the packs and in defence. Scott Jackson got the only goal for the quarter for Maffra well into the game and

there appeared to be little between the two teams. The second quarter saw gun forward Darren Sheen get into the game with a goal and Connelly got another from a long way out to put Maffra further in front. Coyne and Byron Dryden continued to work hard to stem the flow of Maffra goals but when Adrian Burgiel goaled Maffra were edging steadily away. The game was hotting up as Wonthaggi continued to miss easy chances. Aloysio Ferriera-Neto and Adam Cook both goaled to bring Wonthaggi closer despite the team’s inaccuracy on the scoreboard and at half time Maffra had a handy lead of 13 points. The second half began well for the Power with Cook marking strongly and goaling. Warnett, Ware and Kelly were providing plenty of drive into the forward line but as usual the forwards were not delivering on the scoreboard despite the

domination of the side. Seven shots and several out of bounds on the full could only bring a single goal whilst Maffra in one journey forward goaled through Sheen. Now at three quarter time Wonthaggi had narrowed the gap to eight points but really should have been in front.

Burgiel continued his fine form along with Daniel O’Brien, Brett Connelly and Owen Booth in defence. The game was slipping away from the visitors when Sheen goaled again and Adrian Burgiel goaled following a 50 metre penalty. O’Connor got one back

for Wonthaggi and Krause goaled after the siren to reduce the damage to 28 points. Maffra had won the battle but the war will continue in the finals. Next week Maffra travels to Warragul while Wonthaggi hosts the struggling Drouin and looks to adjust its radar around goal.

OTHER MATCHES SENIORS Maffra 11.4.70 d Wonthaggi 5.12.42 Maffra Goals: D. Sheen 5, D. Bedggood 2, A. Burgiel 2, B. Connelly 1, J. Scott 1. Best: J. Huts, B. Connelly, S. Tudor, O. Booth, D. O’Brien, J. Scott. Wonthaggi Goals: A. Cook 2, T. Krause 1, D. O’Connor 1, A. Ferreira-Neto 1. Best: M. Coyne, A. Ware, A. Guilmartin, L. White, T. Gilliland, T. Krause.

RESERVES Wonthaggi 7.8.50 d Maffra 4.6.30 Wonthaggi Goals: R. Tack 3, L. Jones 1, B. Foon 1, R. Lovett 1, S. Roche 1. Best: B. Foon, T. Keating, R. Jones, W. Joplin, A. Zanella, N. Jones. Maffra Goals: L. Goldsmith 1, B. Horsford 1, A. Petrou 1, C. Bourke 1. Best: S. Walker, L. Talbot, C. Bourke, J. Saunders, J. Read.

UNDER 18s Wonthaggi 14.9.93 d Maffra 7.5.47

Wonthaggi Goals: R. Lindsay 4, P. Ryan 3, M. Combridge 2, J. Waters 2, J. Membrey 1, J. Zahra 1, L. Asa Leausa 1. Best: J. Membrey, S. Joma, M. Combridge, S. Scott, P. Ryan, J. Zahra. Maffra Goals: B. Ingram 2, W. Pleming 1, B. Rimington 1, S. Robbins 1, D. Alexander 1, J. Whelan 1. Best: M. Allman, D. Howe, J. Whelan, J. Raine, S. Day, S. Robbins.

UNDER 16s Maffra 21.18.144 d Wonthaggi 0.0.0 Maffra Goals: D. Nikolajew 5, B. Rimington 4, A. Cunningham 3, D. Hadden 2, B. Regan 1, N. Wozniak 1, K. Hetherton 1, S. Day 1, J. Shephard 1, M. Hawkins 1, M. Dignan 1. Best: S. Whelan, B. Regan, B. Brunt, B. Rimington, L. Harrington, D. Nikolajew. Wonthaggi Goals: Nil. Best: C. McLean, T. Simpson, D. Rielly, E. Senior, L. Dyball, L. Membrey.

SENIORS Sale 19.26.140 d Drouin 3.4.22 Bairnsdale 12.14.86 d Warragul 9.14.68 Morwell 13.11.89 d Traralgon 12.8.80 RESERVES Sale 18.11.119 d Drouin 1.2.8 Morwell 13.5.83 d Traralgon 3.7.25 UNDER 18 Drouin 4.11.35 d Sale 4.10.34 Bairnsdale 15.9.99 d Warragul 2.5.17 Traralgon 8.23.71 d Morwell 4.5.29 UNDER 16 Warragul 8.4.52 d Bairnsdale 6.14.50 Sale 22.17.149 d Drouin 0.2.2 Traralgon 27.15.177 d Morwell 2.0.12

The Great Southern Star - August 20, 2013  

August 20 edition of South Gippsland's weekly newspaper.

The Great Southern Star - August 20, 2013  

August 20 edition of South Gippsland's weekly newspaper.

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