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Saturday Spotlight – BFL Round 10

THE GAMES

Anglesea vs. Newcomb @ Alcoa Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

Modewarre vs. Queenscliff @ Community Bank Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

Torquay vs. Portarlington @ McCartney Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

Drysdale vs. Geelong Amateur @ Mortimer Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

Ocean Grove vs. Barwon Heads @ Ray Menzies Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

MATCH OF THE ROUND

Normally we would plump for a Battle of the Bridge between Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads. However, if you’re a Geelong fan looking for a footy fix with the Cats having the bye, maybe set the GPS for Mortimer Oval. For the first time since 2013, Drysdale and Geelong Amateur are at the pointy end of the BFL ladder. A win for the Hawks, who look set to welcome back experienced trio Ben Carmichael, Josh Eddy and Jesse Lothian, keeps it inside the top three. If Ammos can extend their unbeaten streak to nine games, it will remain on top of the ladder and two games clear of fourth spot, almost guaranteeing themselves the double-chance.

CRUCIAL DAY FOR

Barwon Heads. The Seagulls find themselves in a rare form slump as they battle some key injuries. They have beaten only Portarlington and Newcomb since the start of May. Will the Battle of the Bridge see last year’s grand finalists click back into gear? Defensive duo Dylan Holland and Sam Evans, big man Tyson MacIlwain, and Geelong Falcon Charlie Sprague have been named in Barwon Heads squad for the meeting with Ocean Grove.

MODEWARRE REUNION

It will be a big day at Modewarre, and not just because favourite son Josh Finch is playing his 250th game. The Warriors are holding premiership reunions for its 1954, 1974, 1979, 1989 and 1994 senior premiership teams. Of the six surviving members of the 1954 Jarman Cup winning team that beat St Mary’s by 13 points, five will be in attendance, including clubs Max Harvey and John Russell. For the 1989 GDFL Division 2 winning team it will be a sad day, with coach Eric ‘Bricka’ Smith passing away last month.

PREMIERSHIP WARRIOR TO MAKE RETURN

Premiership forward Josh McDonald will make his first senior appearance of 2019 in the clash with Queenscliff at Community Bank Oval. However, despite being named in the Warriors’ line-up on Thursday night, Nathan Ablett is unlikely to play as he makes his way back from an ankle issue.

THE TEAMS

BFL – ROUND 10