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Ammos not getting comfortable

Geelong Amateur holds top spot on the BFL ladder heading into this week’s bye. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

ROOKIE Geelong Amateur coach Kane Tenace has been around football long enough to know there are no guarantees despite his team sitting atop the Bellarine ladder as we head for the final break of the season.

Ammos are half-a-game clear of second-placed Drysdale having surprised most pundits that expected them to drop out of the five with the departure of several key players in the off-season.

However, after being outclassed in its opening round clash with Torquay, Ammos have won nine and drawn one of its 11 matches, with the only loss coming by 13 points to fellow premiership contender Drysdale in Round 10.

“It’s always nice to be on top of the ladder, no matter what time of the year it is,” Tenace said.

“We’ve given ourselves a chance, but between us and Modewarre in sixth (place) there’s only a game-and-a-half.

“It’s by no means a foregone conclusion that we’ll even play finals at this stage.

“But we’ve put ourselves in the best position we possibly could, so it’s all in our hands for the last six weeks of the year.”

Geelong Amateur should welcome back Guy Hardiman and Brydon Barnett for the clash with Ocean Grove, while Mitch Day (suspension), Tom Baker and Fionn Holten (both overseas) will be available for the clash with Queenscliff in Round 12.

James Koroneos (concussion) and Brody Phillips (collarbone) are also expected back in late July or early August.

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