Australian rules football: Traralgon get game back as ladder shakes around middle

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Monday, June 14, 2010

June 12, 2010
Traralgon 10-11 (71)
Drouin 8-10 (58)
Traralgon Recreation Reserve and Showground, Victoria, Australia
Gippsland League logo.jpg

Traralgon reclaimed some pride with a thirteen point victory against Drouin at the Traralgon Recreation Reserve and Showground. As a result, Drouin move to fifth on the Gippsland Football League ladder and Traralgon reduce Maffra's lead on to to one game.

The Gippsland Football League (officially Gippsland League) is the only major Australian rules football competition in the Gippsland region according to the Victorian Country Football League.

Scores are quoted as goals-behinds (total).

Around the Grounds

Sale 8-13 61 def. by Morwell 12-13 85
Wonthaggi Power 13-14 92 def. Warragul 9-9 63
Moe 16-8 104 def. Leongatha 10-15 75

A sturggling Drouin defence allowed early goals to Tim Johnston and Dan McKenna. The visitors struggled to get the ball out of their backline as Traralgon kicked and inaccurate three goals and six behinds. Drouin kicked two late goals to keep in the contest.

Drouin kicked five goals in the second quarter to take a fourteen point lead into half time, thanks to dominant midfield porformances of Andy Soumilas and Pat McGrath.

Steve Hazelman swung Nic Quenault onto McGrath with immediate success. McGrath gathered mandy poccessions but was not as effective as he was in the first half.

Traralgon got back into the match leading at the end of the third and went on to win 10-11 (71) to 8-10 (58).


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