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FOOTBALL | SPORT
FOOTBALL | SPORT
THE Leongatha Cycling Club held the
2016 Road Titles on Saturday around
the Korrine circuit.
The weather was cool with light winds but pretty
good for winter road racing.
The Seniors raced three laps of the 19 kilome-
tre circuit, B Grade two laps and the Juniors one lap
with good fields in each group.
The Senior race had nine starters and it became
a very tactical battle between the older heads and the
This resulted in a slower race than normal with
various riders trying to gain a break and being
brought back to the field.
All these efforts sapped the energy of some and the
field was just a five rider group going into the last lap.
Steffan Kirsch made his move just as the bunch
swung onto the Lance Creek Road and quickly
opened a gap.
With no rider willing to do work to chase the
break down, the race was over by the time they
reached the McGraw Road hill and the plunge down
to the Kongwak roundabout.
Steffan was able to solo to the finish line to take
However, the tactics continued with the bunch
and it eventually came down to a sprint to the line.
In the dash to the line it was Thomas McFarlane
winning narrowly from Austin Timmins and Brett
The dropped riders were lead in by Steve Allen
for fifth, David Supple sixth, Leigh Stott seventh,
Harrison McLean eighth and Kevin Feely ninth.
In B Grade the bunch swapped turns over the two
laps with several riders losing contact over the journey.
On the climb up to the Glen Alvie corner the final
selections were made as Gavin Slavin tested the legs.
He managed to sneak away from Cam Brown
and Bernadette Fitzgerald and looked a winner.
However, Cam Brown used the downhill run
to the finish to wind up the big gear and eventu-
ally chased Gavin down 40 metres before the line to
claim the win from Gavin and Bernadette.
Tony Giles raced home for fourth just outsprint-
ing Brad Bouquet.
Kerry Pritchard was sixth and Damian King
In the Junior race, Oliver McLean attacked the
bunch on the McGraw Road hill and quickly opened
a gap and split the field up in the process.
Oliver soloed in for the win.
Meanwhile the battle for the minor places was
being fought out by Thomas Fitzgerald and Thomas
Thomas Fitzgerald appeared to have Thomas
Bouquet in trouble on the climb up to the Glen Alvie
corner but did not press on with the advantage so it
came down to a sprint to the line.
Thomas Bouquet proved stronger in the dash to
the line to take second with Thomas Fitzgerald tak-
Kaleb Jans finished fourth, Zach Stubbs-Taylor
fifth, Jack Allen sixth.
Next week the riders tackle a new course with
racing starting at Hallston Hall and will include rac-
ing on the Grand Ridge Road.
Members are reminded there is a club meeting at
the RSL Leongatha on Tuesday night at 7.30pm.
FIVE time rowing world
champion and triple Olympic
Gold medallist Drew Ginn
has been announced as the
Bass Coast Cycle Challenge’s
ambassador in 2016.
The 6th Bass Coast Cycle Challenge
takes place from Inverloch on Saturday,
November 12 with entries opening on
Ginn, who plans to take part in the
ride, joins its long-standing ambassador
David McKenzie who has supported the
event for the past five years.
The 2009 Oceania TT cycling cham-
pion, and Australian distance record
holder for 24hr open-air track cycling,
Drew is formerly from Inverloch and is
an avid cyclist and supporter of charity
Drew recently completed the Tour De
Cure and the Audax Flèche Opperman
24-hour, one of the world’s most gruel-
ling cycling events.
“I am excited to be part of the 2016
Bass Coast Cycle Challenge,” Ginn said.
“The fact all proceeds go towards the
in-school education of young drivers and
passengers is an important community
service which is saving lives across the
Southern Gippsland region.”
“I look forward to riding through the
spectacular Strzelecki Ranges and back
into Inverloch along the stunning coast.”
In 2016, the Bass Coast Cycle Chal-
lenge has again joined forces with Inver-
loch Lions Family Fun Festival to offer a
family fun run, a safe children’s bike ride,
billy cart racing, BMX and skateboarding
events plus competitions for best deco-
rated bike, music and street stalls.
With something for all the family,
this is an event not to be missed.
All festival activities are located on
and around the main street of Inverloch,
Training hard: Drew Ginn will
participate in this year’s Bass
Coast Cycle Challenge, being the
event’s ambassador for 2016.
Road Titles test the grades
• Leongatha Cycling Club
Ginn to take part in cycle challenge
MIRBOO North dis-
played true grit to over-
come reigning Mid
Yinnar, by 23 points
and retain the coveted
Vin Kallady Memorial
Shield at Tigerland on
Forty years have now
passed since Kallady, who
represented both clubs at se-
nior level, tragically lost his
life in a car accident on June
Every season since, Mir-
boo North and Yinnar have
competed with passion for
custody of the prized shield.
The Magpies wore black
armbands in honor of former
senior premiership ruckman,
Colin Webster, who died re-
cently after a short illness.
As a result of its hard
fought victory, Mirboo North
has climbed into third posi-
tion on the ladder and Yinnar
remains in fifth place.
The challenge for every-
one to find the footy was one
thing, but trying to lose close-
checking opponents proved to
It was soon evident both
coaches had instilled a con-
crete understanding of team
orientated endeavor into their
Any lapses in concentra-
tion or unforced skill errors
were quickly taken up by op-
Forwards who gambled
on the wrong delivery options,
soon had their pockets picked.
Hudson Kerr was a mas-
ter at strategically plotting his
way through the midfield for
the Tigers, whilst Luke Palmer,
Josh Taylor, James Allen and
Cameron Le Page, were also
proactive in propelling Mirboo
North into its scoring arc.
Giant ruckman, Isaac
Abas, had a keen battle with
Julian Blackford at the stop-
pages and the dynamic Tiger
frequently provided lovely
tap outs to his onballers.
Playing coach Clancy
Bennett and skipper Damien
Turner, were also key activa-
tors on many occasions for
Luke Maynard, who
seemed to bob up everywhere
was Yinnar’s best performer,
along with Sam McCulloch,
Daniel Webster, Luke Linton
and Jaime Aitken.
Up forward, young blonde
bombshell, Ricky Van Rooy,
marked safely on several oc-
casions and enthusiastically
threw himself into ground lev-
el contests for the Magpies.
In a low scoring slog,
where both defences were
meaner than junkyard dogs,
Mirboo North had mustered
five majors for a 29 point ad-
vantage at the last change.
The Tigers’ back six of
Alex Windsor, Dwayne Gunn,
Dom Pinneri, Tristan Salerno,
Ben Richards and Jake Nash
limited Yinnar to a single goal
from Riley Flanigan to three
Each side squandered op-
portunities from short range
as normally reliable goal kick-
ers uncharacteristically sliced
and pulled set shots wide of
the big white sticks and even
out of bounds on the full.
The Magpies moved Mc-
Culloch to full-forward at the
start of the final term and he
immediately brought up Yin-
nar’s second major, after a
rock solid mark in the 10 me-
Le Page quickly replied
for the Tigers, but another two
goals from Jarrod Henderson
saw the Magpies reducing
their deficit to 18 points.
Then at the 17 minute
mark, Windsor, Kerr, Ben-
nett, Jake Nash and Josh Tay-
lor combined to ferry the ball
to Daniel Taylor for Mirboo
North’s seventh major.
Palmer brought up num-
Tigers show their mettle
ber eight for the locals after
21 minutes, before Ben Chef-
fers pounced on a loose ball
and reduced Yinnar’s los-
ing margin to less than four
praised all of his men for
their team commitment that
helped the Tigers win their
seventh match of the season
from nine starts .
YINNAR led at every
change in its purposeful 32
point victory over Mirboo
North, in calm winter weather
and soft ground conditions.
With winners on every
line, the Magpies drew away
in the second term by banging
on 4.3 to Mirboo North’s soli-
Too often, the Tigers played
from behind as they fumbled
their way into obscurity with
slow motion footy, that would
have made the ‘Keystone Cops’
Worried Mirboo North
fans watched in disbelief as
the Tigers’ self belief eroded
into unbelief, following a
series of indecisive indiscre-
tions under pressure.
“I see it, but I don’t want
to believe it,” remarked a con-
fused member of the yellow
and black army.
With Zac Porter and Jamie
Robins providing drive, the
Tigers lifted their work rate
significantly in the third term
and reduced their deficit to 22
points at the last change.
When evergreen util-
ity, Dale Banks, goaled after
receiving an exemplary 40
metre pass from Steven Rog-
ers, early in the final term, it
seemed Mirboo North could
drag the game out of the fire.
Alas for the Tigers, Yinnar
steadied with two majors and
kept the home side scoreless
for the remainder of the match.
booted three of Yinnar’s
goals, whilst Marcus Webb
and Joshua Garth chipped in
with a couple each.
back premier, Mirboo North,
knocked previously unbeaten
Yinnar out of top spot, with
an impressive 45 point win
over the Magpies.
Tough and fast: Jacob Nash handballs out of danger with support from team-
mate Dom Pinneri as the mighty Mirboo North Tigers overcame reigning Mid
Gippsland premiers Yinnar by 23 points. More photos at www.mdphotos.net
Liam Swallow was best
afield for the Tigers, whilst
Declan Allen, Jayden Hohm-
ann and Dean Huynh, were
other strong performers for
MIRBOO North eclipsed
Yinnar by 85 points in a com-
pletely one-sided contest after
• Mirboo North v Yinnar
Mirboo North 8.13.61
Mirboo North goals: Z. Kilgower 1,
C. Le Page 1, J. Taylor 1, J. Blair 1,
L. Palmer 1, T. Salerno 1, D. Taylor
1, J. Allan 1.
Mirboo North best: H. Kerr, L. Palm-
er, I. Abas, J. Allan, C. Le Page, T.
Yinnar goals: J. Henderson 2, R.
Flanigan 1, S. McCulloch 1, B. Chef-
Yinnar best: L. Maynard, S. Mc-
Culloch, D. Webster, L. Linton, J.
Henderson, B. Mahoney.
Mirboo North 6.4.40
Yinnar goals: M. Woodhouse 3, M.
Webb 2, J. Garth 2, J. Mills 1, P.
McGrath 1, D. Linton 1
Yinnar best: J. Garth, M. Wood-
house, E. Suares, J. Mills, L. Van
Rooy, B. Taysom.
Mirboo North goals: D. Banks 1, P.
Aveling 1, J. Porter 1, J. Robins 1, J.
Richards 1, M. Green 1.
Mirboo North best: Z. Porter, J. Rob-
ins, B. Linforth, A. Miller, P. Doyle, A.
Mirboo North 12.11.83
Mirboo North goals: T. Joustra 3, C.
Alexander 2, K. Abas 2, B. Thom-
son 2, R. Lowrie 1, T. Reiske 1, C.
Mirboo North best: L. Swallow, D.
Allen, J. Hohmann, D. Huynh, T. Re-
iske, L. Barry.
Yinnar goals: M. Renwick 2, C. Wat-
son 2, C. Iorangi 1.
Yinnar best: M. Renwick, J. Hibbert,
E. Moule, H. Peavey, S. Davey, C.
Mirboo North 13.15.93
Mirboo North goals: R. Kratzat 4, F.
Austin 2, B. O’Loughlin 2, R. Lowrie
2, R. Peter 1, J. Mason 1, L. Dight 1.
Mirboo North best: R. Peter, L.
Oddy, R. Kratzat, T. Paterson, T.
Hart, C. White.
Yinnar goals: T. Hayes 1.
Yinnar best: C. Iorangi, E. Foley, P.
Kearns, J. Bugeja, B. McCormack,
Newborough......... 202.08 32
Yall-Yall North....... 221.49 28
Mirboo North ........ 192.38 28
Morwell East......... 122.94 26
Yinnar ................... 148.55 24
Yarragon .................. 71.74 16
Thorpdale ................ 76.62 12
Boolarra ................... 68.55 8
Trafalgar ................... 45.15 6
Hill End .................... 37.06 0
Mirboo North ........ 375.80 32
Yinnar ................... 290.18 32
Newborough......... 196.20 28
Hill End ................. 112.59 24
Yall-Yall North....... 125.71 20
Trafalgar ................... 59.15 20
Thorpdale ................ 61.58 12
Morwell East ............ 38.86 8
Boolarra .................. 21.20 4
Newborough........ 273.10 100
Mirboo North ....... 125.77 71
Trafalgar .............. 141.02 57
Yinnar .................... 54.09 16
Yall-Yall North........ 37.74 0
Yinnar ................... 344.14 36
Newborough......... 380.16 32
Yall-Yall North....... 325.78 28
Mirboo North ........ 155.31 24
Trafalgar ................. 69.80 16
Yarragon .................. 74.46 12
Thorpdale ................ 64.09 12
Morwell East ............ 51.33 12
Boolarra ................... 35.14 8
Hill End .................... 20.92 0
Newborough 22.7.139 d
Boolarra 13.4.82 d
Thorpdale 11.15.81 d
Hill End 6.9.45
Yallourn-Yall Nth 14.14.98 d
Newborough 21.19.145 d
Trafalgar 8.10.58 d
Thorpdale 12.6.78 d
Hill End 6.2.38
Yallourn-Yall Nth 14.12.96 d
Morwell East 3.3.21
Trafalgar 12.10.82 d
Hill End 15.8.98 d
Yallourn-Yall Nth 13.12.90 d
Morwell East 5.5.35
Newborough 12.13.85 d
Yallourn-Yall Nth 4.3.27
Leongatha Green 5.10.40
Yallourn North 0.0.0
Green goals: R. Dal Pozzo 4, R.
Jefferis 3, F. Dunn 2, Z. Lamers
1, L. Gill 1, J. Brown 1, H. Living-
stone 1, B. Robb 1..
Best: L. Gill, B. McRae, Z. Lam-
ers, J. Brown, F. Dunn, L. Scholz.
Leongatha Gold 2.2.14
Hill End & Grove Rovers 1.1.7
Gold goals: K. Scrimshaw 1, N.
Gold best: B. Peace, K. Scrim-
shaw, B. Grabham Andrews, B.
Bell (smith), X. Bolge, Z. Gardner.
Leongatha Green 11.8.74
Yallourn North 2.2.14
Green goals: J. Burns 4, R.
Weaver 4, Z. Lamers 2, Z. Scholz
2, M. Burggraaff 1, T. McRae 1, J.
Helms 1, L. VanderZalm 1.
Green best: T. Cumming, D.
Eastwood, L. Gill, J. Helms, A.
Leongatha Gold 9.10.64
Hill End & Grove Rovers 3.9.27
Gold goals: C. James 2, C. Mi -
chael 2, D. Hanily 1, D. Hume
1, F. Materia 1, N. Beavis 1, J.
Gold best: D. Hanily, D. Hume, C.
James, H. Kewming, F. Materia,
Leongatha Green 10.23.83
Yallourn North 3.5.23
Green goals: E. Lamers 4, H.
Sheedy 1, J. Thomas 1, K. Brown
1, M. Portelli 1, R. Kemp 1, M.
McGrath 1, L. Hickey 1, S. Cole-
man 1, J. Burns.
Best: R. Kemp, S. Coleman, M.
Portelli, J. Thomas, M. McGrath,
Hill & Rovers .....7 0 0 1555 100
Yinnar..............5 1 0 1250 83
L’gatha Green.....5 1 0 520 83
Mirboo North .....5 1 0 214 83
Morwell Royal ....4 3 0 164 57
Trafalgar ............... 4 3 0 89 57
Morwell Navy ....... 3 4 0 118 42
Moe Blues ............ 3 4 0 72 42
Newb Blues .......... 2 6 0 31 25
Moe Maroons....... 1 5 0 32 16
Newb Reds........... 1 6 0 29 14
Yallourn Nth ......... 0 6 0 0.50 0
L’gatha Green.....6 0 0 480 100
L’gatha Gold ......6 1 0 305 85
Trafalgar...........4 1 0 225 80
New Blues.........4 2 0 127 66
Hill & Rovers .....4 3 0 152 57
Mirboo North ....... 3 3 0 146 50
Moe Maroons....... 3 4 0 57 42
Yinnar .................. 2 4 0 101 33
Morwell Navy ....... 1 5 0 30 16
Yallourn Nth ......... 1 5 0 23 16
Morwell Royal ...... 0 6 0 31 0
Trafalgar...........5 0 1 254 91
L’gatha Green.....5 0 1 200 91
Mirboo North .....6 1 0 275 85
Yinnar..............5 1 0 130 83
L’gatha Gold ......5 3 0 134 62
Morwell Navy ....... 4 3 0 183 57
New Blues ............ 3 4 0 85 42
New Reds............. 3 3 0 100 50
Moe Blues ............ 2 5 0 51 28
Moe Maroons....... 1 5 0 25 16
Hill & Rovers........ 1 7 0 55 12
Yallourn Nth ......... 0 7 0 26 0
Leongatha Junior footy
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