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Saturday Spotlight – BFL Finals Week 1

THE GAMES

Qualifying Final: Barwon Heads (2nd) vs. Torquay (3rd) @ Portarlington Recreation Reserve – Saturday, 2:10pm

Elimination Final: Modewarre (4th) vs. Anglesea (5th) @ Portarlington Recreation Reserve – Sunday, 2:10pm

HENDERSON OVERLOOKED

His name was up for discussion at match committee, but it looks like Billy Henderson has missed out on a recall to the Torquay team for the qualifying final clash with Barwon Heads at Portarlington Recreation Reserve. The 2017 grand final best-on-ground has spent the last fortnight in the reserves on his return from injury, but according to the squad posted online, hasn’t been able to force his way back in. However, playing coach Dom Gleeson (foot) and captain Ben Raidme are part of the 25 players listed.

‘DIZZY’ SET FOR RETURN

Veteran defender Dylan Holland looks set to make a timely return from injury for Barwon Heads’ qualifying final clash with Torquay. Holland has had a luckless 2019 in which he has been restricted him to just six matches. The 29-year-old played five of the opening six rounds and earned selection in the BFL Interleague team where he suffered a dislocated elbow against the GDFL. On his return from that injury against Modewarre in Round 11, Holland copped a dislocated shoulder.

WE MEET AGAIN

Modewarre and Anglesea will meet in the post-season for the third time in 12 months. The Warriors had the better of the Roos in the qualifying final clash at Leopold Memorial Park by 25 points and the preliminary final at Drysdale’s Mortimer Oval by 38 points before going on to win their maiden BFL premiership. The two clubs have never clashed in an elimination final.

BIG CROWD FAREWELLS “GATTERS”

More than 700 mourners packed the Drysdale Primary School hall on Wednesday to farewell Drysdale premiership defender Ryan Gatgens. Family, including partner Tegan and parents Shane and Libby, and close friends all spoke of a “loveable larrikin” in a service that was a mixture of laughter and tears.

‘GUN’ REMEMBERED

Torquay will honour the memory of club great Peter ‘Gun’ Nairn by wearing black armbands in Saturday’s qualifying final clash with Barwon Heads. A life member of the Tigers, Nairn died suddenly last Sunday at the age of 71. His funeral will be held on Wednesday, with the wake to follow at McCartney Oval.

THE TEAMS

BFL TEAMS – FINALS WEEK 1

GDFL: SPOTLIGHT – FINALS WEEK 1
GFL: SPOTLIGHT – ROUND 18