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Gippsland League Deciders

Gippsland League Deciders

TRFM Gippsland League Grand Final Preview

One sleep remains until the 2019 TRFM Gippsland League premiers are crowned, with four football and six netball premierships up for grabs.

Eight of the ten member clubs will cheer their teams on, with supporters of Traralgon (5) and Maffra (4) in for long days at the Traralgon Recreation Reserve.

The U16 Football and U13 Netball will commence at 8:30am, with the A Grade Netball (3pm) and Senior Football (2:30pm) to wrap up the days proceedings.

Find previews for all ten matches below.

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A Grade Netball - Traralgon vs Morwell (3pm)

The top two sides all year have made it through to contest what is sure to be a close grand final. 2014 was the last time Traralgon didn't feature in the final game of the year, they claimed two premierships (2015/2017) in that time, but a determined Morwell side will be hoping to breakthrough.

2019 Results: Round 8 - Morwell 57 def Traralgon 46. Round 17 - Traralgon 49 def Morwell 30. Semi Final - Traralgon 48 def Morwell 38.

Senior Football - Maffra vs Leongatha (2:30pm)

For the first time in TRFM Gippsland League history the same two sides will face off in four consecutive grand finals. Back to back premiers Leongatha hold a slight lead in the head to head battle, with Maffra determined to even the ledger after a dominant display when the teams last met in a semi final a fortnight ago.

2019 Results: Round 1 - Leongatha (10.11 71) def Maffra (9.5 59). Round 10 - Maffra (12.16 88) def Leongatha (10.5 65). Semi Final 2 - Maffra (7.7 49) def Leongatha (3.6 24)

B Grade Netball - Traralgon vs Moe (1:30pm)

Traralgon and Moe will do battle for the third consecutive year in the B Grade decider, with the results locked at one a piece. This years results show just how tight this rivalry has been over the past few years.

2019 Results: Round 1 - Traralgon 48 def Moe 38. Round 12 - Moe 48 def Traralgon 39.

Reserves Football - Maffra vs Traralgon (12:30pm)

Maffra's reserves will be hoping to turn a period of reserves dominance into an elusive premiership, the eagles have only dropped the one match all year and will be keen to make amends after falling in last year's decider. Traralgon will look to add their first reserves premiership since 2016 after a lackluster year higher up, to boost the club heading into 2020.

2019 Results: Round 9 - Maffra (10.8 68) def Traralgon (7.8 50). Round 18 - Maffra (11.8 74) def Traralgon (5.8 34). Semi Final 2 - Maffra (7.9 51) def Traralgon (3.1 19)

C Grade Netball - Maffra vs Warragul (12:15pm)

Close battles between Maffra and Warragul have been the recipe of the season, a pair of matches decided by just two points. Warragul faces an uphill challenge against the reigning premiers, but will take confidence out of inflicting Maffra's only defeat of the year.

2019 Results: Round 5 - Warragul 30 def Maffra 28. Round 14 - Maffra 39 def Warragul 33. Semi Final - Maffra 23 def Warragul 21.

Thirds Football (U18's) - Maffra vs Leongatha (10:30am)

Both sides may not have expected to have made it through to this years decider after finishing 3rd and 5th respectively, but some strong finals form sees a mini preview of the senior matchup later in the day. Both sides are stacked full of talented players who have tasted senior football, while Maffra held the edge throughout the year and will be favorites, it looks to be a great matchup.

2019 Results: Round 1 - Maffra (10.8 68) def Leongatha (7.6 48). Round 10 - Maffra (8.9 57) def Leongatha (4.7 31).

17 & Under Netball - Sale vs Morwell (11am)

Again the top two sides in a TRFM Gippsland League competition face off, with both teams combining to drop just 3 matches throughout the year. A tense semi final in atrocious weather was decided by two points, showing how close this final may be.

2019 Results: Round 9 - Morwell 40 def Sale 32. Round 18 - Sale 35 def Morwell 29. Semi Final - Sale 22 def Morwell 20.

Fourths Football (U16s) - Traralgon vs Warragul (8:30am)

Traralgon was the last of these two sides to taste premiership success at this level (2015), with Warragul a vast improver in 2019. The two sides could barely be separated by a straight kick throughout the season, though Warragul will take confidence out of a thumping semi final victory.

2019 Results: Round 7 - Warragul (6.10 46) def Traralgon (6.8 44). Round 16 - Traralgon (6.5 41) def Warragul (5.6 36). Semi Final 2 - Warragul (6.8 44) def Traralgon (2.3 15).

15 & Under Netball - Sale vs Bairnsdale (9:45am)

Sale is the only undefeated side in the TRFM Gippsland League remaining, having one nineteen games this season. Bairnsdale will hope to take a plan into the match similar to round 10, when they drew within 8 points of Sale (the closest of any side this year).

2019 Results: Round 1 - Sale 53 def Bairnsdale 30. Round 10 - Sale 43 def Bairnsdale 35. Semi Final - Sale 38 def Bairnsdale 11.

13 & Under Netball - Sale vs Traralgon (8:30am)

The first match of the day in the netball will see Sale and Traralgon clash for the fourth time this season. Sale will look for an incredible fifth consecutive 13 & Under premiership, with Traralgon playing in their first grand final since 2014.

2019 Results: Round 4 - Sale 51 def Traralgon 28. Round 13 - Sale 30 def Traralgon 20. Semi Final - Sale 31 def Traralgon 14.

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