Australian rules football: 2010 Gippsland Football League round 11 - Wonthaggi v Traralgon
Monday, June 28, 2010
Traralgon defeated Wonthaggi by five goals at the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve as they kept in touch with Maffra at the top of the Gippsland Football League in Australia's state of Victoria. Wonthaggi now sit a game out of the top five.
Maffra (nine wins one loss) are on top a game clear of Traralgon, with Moe a further game back. Morwell (five wins five losses) are two games behind Moe in fourth. Drouin (four wins five losses) sit in fifth ahead of Sale (four wins five losses) and Leongatha (four wins six losses) on percentage. Warragul have not won a game this season. (Sale and Drouin have had one extra bye then the rest of the competition)
The Gippsland League, comprising nine clubs, is the major Australian rules football competition in the rural region between Melbourne and the boundary with New South Wales.
Scores are quoted as goals-behinds (total). Goals are worth six points, behinds one.
The opening quarter was a goal for goal affair with both teams kicking two each. However, Traralgon lead by three points going into the first break.
Traralgon kicked seven goals to one in the second quarter to take a 38 point lead into the third quarter. At half time Traralgon lead 9-6 (60) to 3-4 (22).
Wikinews asked Traralgon statistician Andy Thissling about Wonthaggi's second half fight back. "Yea[h] kick[ed] 4 goal[s] to 3 in 3[rd] quarter," Thissling said.
The teams kicked a goal each in the last quarter with the visitors winning 13-13 (91) to 8-13 (61).
Around the grounds, Morwell 14-16 (100) defeated Leongatha 7-10 (52), Sale 12-20 (92) defeated Warragul 2-6 (18) and Maffra 13-15 (93) defeated Moe 6-6 (42). Drouin had the bye.