Gippsland FNLLatrobe Valley Express | Just when you think you have a read on the Gippsland League, it throws up results similar to those seen at the weekend.

Round 6 saw all five games go down paths not many people would have predicted, with three decided by less than 15 points, and another, equally surprising, decided by triple figures.

Regardless of allegiances, results were described as ‘good for the league’ when scores came to hand, adding further intrigue as the competition now breaks for an in-season bye.

A downside to an otherwise excellent round was the absence of league statistician Paul Carter, who is recovering from having his appendix removed.

The absence of the stats guru, who has hardly missed a game in decades, was felt greatly, and not just for his unmatched record keeping.

How’s the irony – the one week he is away is the one that sees the top-two teams get rolled.

 Morwell 13.10 (88) def Leongatha 11.9 (75)

BOYD Bailey might have Coach of the Year wrapped up after that.

The Morwell playing-coach did what not many have done in the last 10 years – defeat Leongatha.

What’s more, the Tigers defeated the previously undefeated Parrots at their own run-and-spread game.

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