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BFL – The Run Home

With four rounds remaining in the BFL season, six teams remain in contention for a finals berth.

Geelong Amateur sits six points clear at the top of the ladder but with only 10 points separating Kane Tenace’s men and Torquay, they still need one more win to make a seventh consecutive finals appearance a certainty.

1st – Geelong Amateur (11-2-1, 135.61%)

Anglesea (a)

Modewarre (a)

Drysdale (h)

Barwon Heads (h)

Having survived three consecutive heartstoppers, Geelong Amateur sits in the box seat to claim the minor premiership. However, Kane Tenace’s men face the other four teams inside the top five to round out the season. One win makes finals a certainty, two locks away the double-chance, and three seals top spot. Lose all four, and there’s the chance Ammos could be watching on come finals for the first time since 2012.

 

2nd – Barwon Heads (10-4, 167.17%)

Newcomb (a)

Anglesea (a)

Ocean Grove (h)

Geelong Amateur (a)

Last year’s grand finalist has made its move. Last week’s win over Drysdale has it well-placed for the final round clash with Geelong Amateur to be for the minor premiership. The Seagulls do have to negotiate Newcomb, who it only beat by 13 points in Round 7, a trip to Anglesea, and the second Battle of the Bridge of 2019 before worrying about Ammos.

 

3rd – Modewarre (10-4, 146.14%)

Drysdale (a)

Geelong Amateur (h)

Queenscliff (a)

Portarlington (h)

Modewarre can pencil in the four points against Portarlington in Round 18, while starting favourite against Queenscliff the week before. The next fortnight – Drysdale at Mortimer Oval and Geelong Amateur at home – will determine whether the reigning premier has the double-chance or will be playing cut-throat football through the finals.

 

4th – Drysdale (10-4, 144.07%)

Modewarre (h)

Newcomb (h)

Geelong Amateur (a)

Anglesea (h)

It might come down to the final round clash with Anglesea at Mortimer Oval that determines whether Drysdale snaps a six-year finals drought. Modewarre at home and Geelong Amateur at KFC Oval either side of tricky meeting with Newcomb means the Hawks won’t be handed a finals berth. Drysdale could win all four and claim the double-chance. But, the Hawks could lose all four and miss out altogether.

 

5th – Anglesea (9-4-1, 137.27%)

Geelong Amateur (h)

Barwon Heads (h)

Newcomb (a)

Drysdale (a)

Anglesea will face three other members of the top five and a tricky trip to Newcomb in Round 17 over the last month. The Roos missed a chance to keep Torquay at arm’s length last week and could be replaced by the Tigers in fifth spot as soon as this week if it can’t beat Geelong Amateur. The Roos appear the most vulnerable team inside the top five.

 

6th – Torquay (9-5, 138.23%)

Ocean Grove (h)

Queenscliff (h)

Portarlington (a)

Newcomb (a)

Torquay will only have itself to blame if it doesn’t at least play in an elimination final. After scoring a crucial win over Anglesea, the Tigers now face the bottom four teams in the competition to round out the home-and-away season. If it can win all four and have other results go its way, Dom Gleeson’s men may sneak into a qualifying final.

 

GDFL – THE RUN HOME