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Saturday Spotlight – BFL Round 18

THE GAMES

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

Geelong Amateur vs. Barwon Heads @ KFC Oval – Saturday 2:10pm

Drysdale vs. Anglesea @ Mortimer Oval – Saturday 2:10pm

Newcomb vs. Torquay @ Newcomb Sand & Soil Oval – Saturday 2:10pm

Queenscliff vs. Ocean Grove @ Queenscliff Recreation Reserve – Saturday 2:10pm

MATCH OF THE ROUND

GEELONG Amateur and Barwon Heads will meet in one of the most-anticipated BFL final round clashes with recent years. Having bounced back from a 53-point loss to Anglesea in Round 15 with consecutive wins over Modewarre and Drysdale, Ammos holds a one-game buffer on the Roos at the top of the ladder. However, a loss to the Seagulls and an Anglesea win over Newcomb will see Geelong Amateur start its finals campaign from a qualifying final. A loss for Barwon Heads will likely see it drop to an elimination final, with Modewarre and Torquay starting favourites in their final round clashes.

HAWK’S TRIBUTE TO GREAT MATE

Andrew White will play a touching tribute to former Drysdale teammate and close friend Ryan Gatgens by wearing the late premiership defender’s number in the reserve grade clash with Anglesea. Gatgens made a name for himself in the No.30 in helping the Hawks to consecutive premierships in 2009-10, of which White was also a member, and winning the 2005 best-and-fairest.

YOUNG CLARK GETS HIS CHANCE

Just a fortnight after representing Victoria at the School Sports Australia championships in Tasmania, Jhye Clark has been named to make his senior debut for Queenscliff in Saturday’s final round clash against Ocean Grove. It is believed Clark – the son of Coutas’ coach Steve – will become the youngest BFL senior debutant since Damian Vassiliou with Portarlington in 1996. Clark only turned 15 last month. Making it a memorable day for the Clark family, Jhye’s brother Billy will play his second game.

REST FOR RAIDME

Having played his most number of games in a season since his Geelong VFL days, Torquay captain Ben Raidme has been rested from the final round clash with Newcomb. Despite his absence, the Tigers will field one of its strongest teams of the season, with coach Dom Gleeson, fellow veterans Sam Wormald and Roscoe Holmes, key defender Jono Hobbs, and forward Jack Heathcote all retuning to take on the Power.

THE TEAMS

BFL TEAMS – ROUND 18