GL downed in interleague match

Traralgon's Tim Northe marks a man during the Gippsland League's 61-point loss to AFL Yarra Ranges on Saturday. photographs damen francis

Traralgon's Tim Northe marks a man during the Gippsland League's 61-point loss to AFL Yarra Ranges on Saturday. photographs damen francis

FOOTBALL

INTERLEAGUE

The result did not go Gippsland's way in Saturday's AFL Victoria Community Championships fixture against AFL Yarra Ranges.

The Gippsland League team was soundly beaten, ultimately going down 16.15 (111) to 6.14 (50).

Coach Harmit Singh said it was the result was disappointing.

"We got jumped early in the first 10 minutes," Singh said.

"We were up against it after starting slowly."

It didn't help matters that Traralgon key defender Adrian Slottje went down with a knee injury within the first five minutes of play.

Down by seven goals at half-time, the Gippslanders weren't able to get back into the game, registering only three majors for the last two quarters.

"We just weren't able to make good decisions offensively and defensively," Singh said.

Gippsland's unwillingness to attack the ball carrier was a big part of the first-half blowout and lack of a fight-back.

"We only laid nine tackles in the first half of footy," Singh said.

"We clearly didn't put enough pressure on the ball, which is disappointing."

Traralgon's Ben Amberg was named among the best for the Gippsland League.

Under 18s

IT was a different story in the juniors, where Gippsland picked up a solid 39-point win.

Gippsland took a slender three-point lead into quarter time but that was closed down and things were even again by the long break.

The Gippslanders went on with it in the second half, kicking away for the 5.12 (42) to 12.9 (81) win.

Morwell senior listed player Anthony Rosato was named best on ground.

Every other week Mark Collison is the player coach of the Maroons, on Saturday he was on rep duty, here moving the ball up the wing for Gippsland League.

Every other week Mark Collison is the player coach of the Maroons, on Saturday he was on rep duty, here moving the ball up the wing for Gippsland League.

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