Australian rules football: 2010 Gippsland Football League round 16 split round week one
Monday, August 2, 2010
Two games of round 16 of the Gippsland Football League split the round over the weekend. On Saturday, Sale defeated Moe by 75 points, while on Sunday, Warragul lost to Drouin.
The split round will be completed next weekend with Leongatha traveling to Maffra and Morwell travelling to Wonthaggi. Traralgon has the bye.
The preliminary ladder has, in order, Maffra on top followed by Traralgon, Morwell, Drouin and Leongatha in the the top five. Moe and Sale need to win both of their remaining games and have other results go their way to make the finals. Wonthaggi and Warragul cannot make the finals.
The Gippsland Football League, officially the Gippsland League, is the only major Australian rules football competition in the rural region east from Melbourne to the New South Wales border, according to the Victorian Country Football League.
Scores are quoted as goals-behinds (total).
Sale defeat Moe
A nine-goal second quarter lead to a 75 point win for Sale at home over Moe.
Sale kicked eight points clear at the end of the first quarter before extending the lead to 51 at half time. A four-goal third quarter from both the hosts and Moe saw Sale's lead increase by only 2 points.
Sale kicked five goals and six behinds to Moe's two goals and two behinds in the final quarter to run out winners, 23-20 (153) to 12-11 (83).
Drouin v Warragul
Drouin held Warragul goalless as they ran out winners by 90 points. Warragul kicked their lowest score since 1909. Drouin, however, couldn't replicate their highest winning margin of 92 points set in 1930.
Warragul remain winless and will end the season in last place. Drouin will move up to third pending the completion of the split round.
- John Hehir. "Another blow for Moe" — Latrobe Vally Express, August 2, 2010