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Saturday Spotlight – BFL Round 10

THE GAMES

Saturday, June 4

MATCH OF THE ROUND

The equation is simple for Modewarre. Beat Barwon Heads and keep its double chance hopes alive. Lose, and the Warriors will find themselves two games and a chunk of percentage shy of the third-placed Seagulls with eight rounds remaining. Aside from Drysdale, Barwon Heads is arguably the competition’s form team. However, the month of June for Daniel Donati’s men may provide us with a better indication of their premiership credentials. A tricky meeting with an improving Anglesea is followed by matchups with Torquay and Drysdale before the bye. The Seagulls will regain key trio Nathan Brown, Shaun Lyle and Lachie Wilson for the clash. Modeawarre will be without Aaron Black after he suffered a hamstring injury in last week’s hammering of Portarlington.

TIME TO SLIDE

Thirteen local identities will take the plunge into a pool of ice at Mortimer Oval this afternoon as part of Drysdale’s Big Freeze event. The brainchild of Hawks star James Breust, a nephew of AFL great Neale Daniher, who is still fighting a well-publicised battle against “The Beast”, each slider has set a target of raising at least $1000 for FightMND. “Every cent that we raise is going towards research for a cure, which is just awesome,” Bresut told Geelong Broadcasters. Big Freeze beanies and socks will be on sale throughout the day, with the sliding between the reserves and senior matches.

GARTH ADDS EXTRA DIMENSION

If Drysdale’s forward line was already providing sleepless nights for opposition defenders, that’s only to get worse with the return of Jarrod Garth. Throw the veteran spearhead into a mix with the likes of Mat Hebbard, James Breust, Tom Ruggles, Billy Beardsell and Matt Gunn, and the Hawks have an embarrassment of forward riches. As a result, Garth is looking forward to not being the focal point. “I can slot in and try and contribute in other areas without having to kick five for us to win or anything like that,” he said. We’re obviously scoring quite well at the moment, so I’ll just try and slot in the best I can and assist the boys to do what they’re good at.”

POWER MOURNS PIONEER

Newcomb will wear black armbands in this afternoon’s clash with Geelong Amateur as a tribute to founding president Glen Drake. “Glen was instrumental in (the) development of the (Newcomb & District) Sports Club and its immediate success by attracting great talent and encouraging local families in the growing suburb to become involved in the club,” the Power said in a statement. “Our condolences to Glen’s family, and our appreciation of his efforts to help shape our club and provide (the) local community with a place to come and be active through many different sports that the club has been involved in throughout the years.”

WARRIOR RETURNS HOME

Modewarre recruit Taylor Cameron has returned to Central Murray League club Woorinen.  Cameron played the opening four rounds in the Warriors’ senior team before being squeezed out of the team in Round 5. “We’re probably like most clubs around Geelong; it’s difficult to juggle your points given the circumstances of your list,” coach Chris Hickey said. “Taylor decided he’d go back to Woorinen the remainder of the season. He saw it an as an opportunity to play seniors with them. When you are determined by points, it is a little hard to guarantee spots to anybody.”

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 

THE TEAMS

BFL – ROUND 10