Gippsland FNLGippsland Times | It's an unforgiving competition this Gippsland League.

The margins from the five games last Saturday totalled just 21 points, making it the third closest round in league history, and closest in 55 years.

The ladder is starting to look like what most people predicted in the preseason, with Leongatha and Wonthaggi taking the top two positions.

Away from the on-field action, the round also provided a moment to reflect, as it marked 10 years since Leongatha player Beau Vernon suffered the horrific injury that left him a quadriplegic.

Any teams or players seeking motivation for the rest of the season could well draw inspiration from what Vernon has been able to achieve since that time.

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