Australian rules football: Drouin through to 2010 Gippsland Football League Grand Final

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Monday, September 13, 2010

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September 11, 2010
Drouin 10-12 (72)
Traralgon 9-9 (63)
Recreation Reserve
Maffra, Victoria

A six goal final quarter and a monstrous goal from outside the 50-metre arc to Brad Carmody put Drouin into their first ever Gippsland Football League Grand Final.

The Gippsland Football League, officially the Gippsland League, is the only major Australian rules football competition in the Gippsland region according to the Victorian Country Football League.

Scores are quoted as goals-behinds (total).

Traralgon skipped out to a 24-point lead in the first quarter with goals to Tim Aitken, Nick Quenault, Danny Campbell and Dan McKenna.

Daniel Barrand kicked drouins first goal on the stroke of quarter time. The teams second came within the first minute of the second quarter. With two more goals beteen them for the quarter, niether team could take the advantage.

Two goals to Aitkin in the third quarter gave Traralgon a seventeen point buffer heading into the last quarter.

Drouin took the lead for the first time with early goals to Troy Kneebone, Brad Carmody and Pat McGrath. Traralgon took the lead through McKenna’s second goal.

Kneebone traded goals with Traralgon’s Rowen Hore before Carmody and Dunne gave Drouin a nine point victory.


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