Gippsland FNLMatch Review | The Gippsland League kicked off its season on Easter Saturday with a standalone match as a Dylan Loprese-led Traralgon got the chocolates over Bairnsdale away from home.

With star forward Brett Eddy departing over the offseason, there were some worries about where the Maroons might find their goals.

Well if week one is anything to go by, Loprese might just be the man, kicking seven goals in a virtuoso performance to give the visitors a 16.11 (107) to 10.12 (72) victory.

The Maroons didn't have it all their way as the Redlegs fought to keep them within arm's reach for most of the day, even sneaking to within two goals at three quarter time to have them believing.

They could have been closer, if not for a set shot miss from Bairnsdale’s Jamie Dore minutes before the three quarter time siren.

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