Australian rules football: 2010 Gippsland Football League round 1 - Moe v Traralgon
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Yallourn North, Victoria, Australia — Traralgon defeated Moe at Yallourn North this past Saturday in the opening round of the Gippsland Football League season.
Around the Grounds
Wonthaggi 9-9 (63) d Leongatha 8-14 (62)
Morwell 20-14 (124) d Warragul 6-4 (40)
Drouin 13-17 (95) db Maffra 14-13 (97)
In other round one matches, Wonthaggi defeated Leongatha, Maffra played Drouin and Morwell played Warragul.
The Gippsland Football League (officially the Gippsland League, GL) is the only major league in Gippsland according to the Victorian Country Football, the governing body for Australian rules football in regional Victoria, Australia.
At the league's annual general meeting in December, it changed it's name from the West Gippsland Latrobe Football League.
In their last encounter, the 2009 second (major) semi final, Traralgon defeated Moe by 32 points.
In the photos and video below, Moe are in the maroon shorts, Traralgon in the white shorts (except as noted). Scores are quoted as goals-behinds (total).
George Bates Reserve, Yallourn North; the match's venue
Moe will host home games at Yalourn North. Reserve grade side pictured at Sale
Moe kicked the first two goals only to relinquish the lead half way through the first quarter. They never regained it.
Fans turned out despite local papers reporting the game to be scheduled the day after. A communication error from the league was the cause.
Traralgon stopped many of Moe's counter-attacking opportunities
A Traralgon player is followed closly by a Moe player in the third quarter.
The Moe player smothers a kick by a Traralgon player.
Traralgon lead at each break. 4-1 25 to 2-2 14 at the end of the first quarter, 8-4 52 to 5-4 34 at half time, and 11-8 74 to 8-5 53 at the end of the third quarter. .