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Saturday Spotlight – BFL Round 12

THE GAMES

Saturday, June 18

  • Barwon Heads vs. Torquay @ Howard Harmer Oval, 2:10pm
  • Geelong Amateur vs. Drysdale @ KFC Oval – Queens Park, 2:10pm
  • Newcomb vs. Portarlington @ PlasterCom Oval – Grinter Reserve, 2:10pm
  • Ocean Grove vs. Anglesea @ Ray Menzies Oval, 2:10pm
  • Queenscliff vs. Modewarre @ Queenscliff Recreation Reserve, 2:10pm

MATCH OF THE ROUND

All eyes turn to Howard Harmer Oval for a blockbuster Battle of the Breaks clash between Barwon Heads and Torquay. Riding a nine-game winning streak since suffering a 48-point loss to the Tigers in Round 2, Barwon Heads is coming off a 102-point hiding of Anglesea last week. Torquay has been doing business with little fanfare, with a loss to Drysdale the only blip on the radar for Dom Gleeson’s men. A win for the Tigers keeps them in the hunt for the minor premiership. However, a loss would see them slip two games adrift of the Hawks with six rounds to play. Barwon Heads coach Dan Donati isn’t reading too much into the Round 2 result. “I think a lot’s happened between then and now on both sides,” he said. “We’ve got a pretty different-looking team to what we did back then. And they’re probably the same. We’ll have a red-hot crack. We’re at home, where we’ve certainly played some good football this year. I’m looking forward to the game.” Torquay will welcome back a bunch of stars, including James Darke, Paul McMahon, Dom Gleeson and Weylin Doyle.

NEW DEAL FOR DAVEY

Ocean Grove and Pete Davey have quietly agreed to a contract extension for 2023. Davey, who joined the Grubbers ahead of the eventually cancelled 2020 season, guided the club to an unlikely finals appearance last year. It’s been tougher this year, with the Grove holding a 3-8 win-loss record. However, five of those losses have come by 21 points or less.

HAWKS AND DEMONS LOSE GREATS

Drysdale and Portarlington are both mourning the death of a club great. The Hawks have farewelled Team of the Century member Michael Hoyer at the age of just 64. An undersized ruckman, he won Drysdale’s best-and-fairest during his 160-game career. At the Demons, they’re remembering Jim Hibbert. A member of multiple premiership teams, he was also a generous benefactor when the club struggled financially.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

THE TEAMS

BFL – ROUND 12