Inverloch-Kongwak is the first team on the board in the Alex Scott & Staff West Gippsland Football Netball Competition.
Toby Mahoney booted five goals as the Sea Eagles claimed a six-goal win against Cora Lynn in an historic opening night of the newly-formed competition.
The visitors also took the points in the the A grade netball bout, with a 52-34 victory.
Spoils were shared throughout the day, with Cora Lynn victorious in the other three grades of football and 13-and-under and C-grade netball contests, while IK claimed wins in the B grade, 17-and-under and 15-and-under games.
Prior to the opening bounce of the main event, Cobras coach David Main hoisted the 2016 Ellinbank and District Football League premiership flag and it was the home side that struck the first blow on the ground with the opening goal of the new era.
However, the visitors responded well and rattled off the next four goals, including three from the boot of Mahoney.
The on-fire forward opened the scoring in the second term to open up a 22-point gap, but Cora Lynn steadied and got back within two goals at the main change.
The Cobras came out firing after half-time, dominating possession and taking better control of the tempo of the game.
They were rewarded with the opening three goals of the term through Billy Thomas and Nathan Langley (two) to snatch the lead.
The two sides traded blows in a see-sawing quarter and just as it looked as though Jackson Dalton’s major would send Cora Lynn in the final change of ends ahead, Dan Houston nailed a tough 40m set shot from near the boundary to restore Inverloch-Kongwak’s lead.
The last quarter was all IK, as the visitors ran riot with seven goals, punctuated with consolations to a well-held Ryan Gillis and the impressive Langley.
Boom recruits Josh Purcell and Shem Hawking led the way for the Sea Eagles, while veteran Andy Soumilas, who played in the final game of the now-defunct West Gippsland Football League, was also prominent.
For Cora Lynn, Langley was well-supported by the likes of Ryan Spierings and Tim Payne.
SEASON OPENER RESULTS
Inverloch-Kongwak 15.11 (101)
Cora Lynn 9.11 (65)
Inverloch-Kongwak: T. Mahoney 5, A. Cross 2, S. Hawking 2, L. Scott, D. Houston, A. Soumilas, T. Wyatt, J. Purcell, O. Toussaint
Cora Lynn: N. Langley 3, N. Helsby, R. Gillis, K. Vandenberghe, J. Monckton, J. Dalron, W. Thomas
Inverloch-Kongwak: J. Purcell, A. Soumilas, S. Hawking, J. Smith, D. Houston, J. Clottu
Cora Lynn: R. Spierings, T. Payne, A. Green, K. White, N. Langley, C. Johnson
Cora Lynn 22.18 (150)
Inverloch-Kongwak 3.5 (20)
Cora Lynn: M. Adair 5, K. Martin 3, J. Ganci 2, J. Frazer 2, S. Dillon 2, D. Cortese 2, D. McLaren, D. Monckton, B. Virgona, R. Martin, J. Blackhurst, T. Garnett
Inverloch-Kongwak: M. MacKay, J. Ivanic, T. Miller
Cora Lynn: K. Martin, B. Virgona, T. Garnett, D. Monckton, B. Draper, D. Binzer
Inverloch-Kongwak: T. Taylor, M. MacKay, B. Withers, T. Whelan, G. Selby, J. Ivanic
Cora Lynn 22.18 (150)
Inverloch-Kongwak 0.2 (2)
Cora Lynn: H. Briggs 5, Z. Williamson 5, M. Rossetti 2, D. Jones, C. Brook, J. Becker, L. Munns, B. Weller, A. Chatfield, J. Mouser, J. Arena, T. Weller, T. Hogan
Cora Lynn: J. Becker, C. Blackwood, H. Briggs, J. Hyland, L. Munns, B. Weller
Inverloch-Kongwak: H. Smith, T. Heislers, Z. Van Delft, Z. Caughey, Z. Javier, M. McCaughan
Cora Lynn 10.12 (72)
Inverloch-Kongwak 6.3 (39)
Cora Lynn: L. Taylor 4, G. Da Costa 2, B. Font, T. Skipwith, J. Chatfield, Z. Rofet
Inverloch-Kongwak: J. Strickland, L. Peterson, J. Soumilas, W. Clarkson, A. Box, J. Hutchinson
Cora Lynn: J. Chatfield, T. Skipwith, G. Da Costa, L. Taylor, Z. Rofet
Inverloch-Kongwak: M. McCaughan, S. Greenhalgh, J. Hutchinson, A. Box, A. Hrvatin, M. O” Flynn
A grade netball
Cora Lynn 34 def by 52 Inverloch-Kongwak
Cora Lynn 38 def by 50 Inverloch-Kongwak
Cora Lynn 36 def 21 Inverloch-Kongwak
17 & Under
Cora Lynn 30 def by 35 Inverloch-Kongwak
15 & Under
Cora Lynn 23 def by 27 Inverloch-Kongwak
13 & Under
Cora Lynn 23 def 7 Inverloch-Kongwak