Bombers tighten grip on top spot



Ladder leader Yallourn/Yallourn North is starting to stamp its dominance at the top of the Mid Gippsland Football League ladder, moving eight points clear of second-placed rival Yinnar this week.

Mirboo North was defeated by the Bombers, which meant the Tigers dropped out of third place and slumped down to sixth spot.

Trafalgar moves into third place after defeating Hill End.

All four bottom positions remain uncharged after round 14.

There are a few battles going on in the middle of the table to secure a spot for the finals and some great match ups this week that will certainly produce more movement in the ladder.

Yarragon v Morwell East

Morwell East put on a great display in its clash against Yinnar last round to take the victory and even though they have put on some of the most nail biting games in the league this season, they are surprisingly sitting at seventh on the ladder.

Yarragon continue to struggle and were defeated by Newborough last week.

If Morwell play as well as they did against the Magpies they will surely take away the win against the Panthers at Downton Park Reserve on Saturday.

Boolarra v Hill End

The bottom two teams go head to head this week.

With both teams struggling this season this could go either way but with three wins under Hill End’s belt to Boolarra’s none, the Hillmen are looking like the better side and will be keen to take home the points.

Thorpdale v Yinnar

Yinnar has been out of form in its recent games and looked a shadow of the team we saw earlier in the season in its game against Morwell East on Saturday.

Thorpdale has kept its finals hopes alive and will be looking to upset the table in their match up with Yinnar.

The stats say this should be a win for the Magpies but if they don’t make some adjustments the Blues may well snatch victory.

Trafalgar v Yallourn/Yallourn North

Trafalgar has worked its way into third position after a couple of wins against the bottom sides and will be put to the test against Yallourn/Yallourn North this week.

The Bombers are blitzing the competition and deserve to be at the top spot, which they have held now since round 12 and are looking unlikely to be giving it up any time soon.

This will be a tough game for the Bloods who may struggle against YYN.

Mirboo North v Newborough

Mirboo North’s time at the top end of the table was short lived with a crushing defeat against Yarllourn/Yallourn North last week.

Newborough is having a strange second half to the season but the Bulldogs are still in contention with third, fourth and fifth spots all on equal points.

The reigning premier will be keen to close the gap and get back in top form.

The Bulldogs have the quality to do so and will hope to show their class against the Tigers.