Boisdale Briagolong was the big winner in round 10 of the East Gippsland football, the Bombers smashing the second-placed Lindenow by 50 points to keep a slim 2022 finals dream alive.
Other winners were Wy Yung by 12 points over Stratford and Lucknow by 51 points over a disappointing Paynesville. Orbost Snowy Rovers (OSR) and Lakes Entrance shared the points after the match was abandoned just prior to quarter time after OSR backmen, Jessie Pescod was injured in a collison and was unable to be moved until a paramedic became available. Pescod has been cleared of serious injury, his lower back suffering from severe bruising.
At Boisdale, the Bombers controlled the match all day against Lindenow, a 27-point quarter time lead blowing out to 63 by three quarter time, Lindenow playing their best football in the last quarter to add some respectability to the scoreboard, however the damage had been done.
Bombers forward Matt Wilkinson kicked eight goals in a best afield performance, Jimmy Reeves chipped in with four and Cal Egan, in club game 100, booted three. The Bombers’ midfield was outstanding ensuring plentiful supply for the grateful forwards, Billy Marshall, Kel Porter and Rhys Johnson capitalising on the great work of ruckman Byron Sandeman.
IMAGE: Orbost Snowy defender, Jessie Pescod, flies for a mark during his side’s abandoned round 10 East Gippsland football match with Lakes Entrance. Pescod was injured in a marking contest and play was halted for longer than 30 minutes while he awaited medical assistance, forcing the game to be abandoned and the points shared. K203-5462
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