Warragul star Jed Lamb bagged 10 goals in his sides win over Drouin in Round 12. Lamb has been a focal point for the Gulls up forward this season and leads the JC Lawless Award for the senior goalkicking with 45 goals so far despite his side sitting in 8th place on the ladder. Aside from Challenge Cups etc from over a century ago Drouin and Warragul have met in organised competitions in the old Central Gippsland Football League up until 1940, then in two incarnations in this league (1960 to 1964 in the LVFL and 2005 to the present), also in the West Gippsland Football League between 2000 and 2004.
In the Gippsland League Lamb’s 10 goals in Round 12 is a record for a Warragul player in matches against West Gippsland rival Drouin, beating the old record of 7 by Ben Hughes that was set in 2012.
In all matches in all Leagues’ that Warragul has competed in, it is the most by a Warragul player against Drouin since Hayden Smart kicked 10 for Warragul against the Hawks in 2000 in the West Gippsland FL.
In the old Central Gippsland FL, Alan Fields kicked 10 for the Gulls against Drouin in 1938. Jack Reynolds also booted 10 for the Gulls against the Hawks in 1934 and 14 against them in 1935.
Horrie Farmer holds the all-time record for Warragul for goals in a match against Drouin with his haul of 18 goals in 1937.
Lamb managed to break another record earlier in 2022 when he kicked all 6 of his sides goals against Leongatha in Round 6. He is the first player in Gippsland League history to achieve the feat of kicking all 6 of his teams total of 6 goals before.
Statistics compiled by League historian Paul Carter
Images: Sharon Caia