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Saturday Spotlight – BFL Round 18

THE GAMES

Anglesea (3rd) vs. Drysdale (8th) @ Alcoa Oval, Saturday 2:10pm

Modewarre (5th) vs. Geelong Amateur (2nd) @ Community Bank Oval, Saturday 2:10pm

Newcomb (10th) vs. Barwon Heads (1st) @ Newcomb Sand & Soil Oval, Saturday 2:10pm

Portarlington (9th) vs. Torquay (7th) @ Ron Evans Oval, Saturday 2:10pm

Queenscliff (4th) vs. Ocean Grove (6th) @ Queenscliff Recreation Reserve, Saturday 2:10pm

MATCH OF THE ROUND

The four teams that occupy second to fifth on the ladder may not necessarily reside in those same positions come 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Geelong Amateur could make the biggest tumble if it loses to Modewarre. Ammos sit second, but a loss the Warriors, and wins for Anglesea and Queenscliff would see them drop to fifth. Percentage means Modewarre can still claim the double-chance with a win and a loss for either the Roos or Coutas.

CRUCIAL DAY FOR

Anglesea will start favourite against Drysdale and victory will be enough for the Roos to claim a spot in the qualifying final. However, you’d expect the Hawks to play with plenty of spirit in what will be coach Wade Chapman’s final game in charge. That has the potential cause problems for Paul Carson’s men.

THE MATCH-UP

Andrew Mead-Harding (Newcomb) vs. Ed Mitchell (Barwon Heads). In a year of few highlights for the Power, it would be a nice reward for Mead-Harding to kick the four goals needed for 50 for the season. However, he’s likely to have Ed Mitchell for company. The star Seagull defender hasn’t played since Round 13

THE CHANGE

Blake Sutterby, Daniel Grose and Hamish Shepheard look set to return for Geelong Amateur’s crucial clash with Modewarre. Grose, especially, makes a timely return from injury and will have a match-up with either Luke Forbes or Nathan Ablett in the Warriors’ forward line.

THE NUMBER

135. The number of games Wade Chapman will have coached at Drysdale when the final siren sounds at Alcoa Oval. By our records, it sits the 2009-10 premiership mentor behind only Matthew Sproule (179) and current Queenscliff mentor Steve Clark (144) for most games coached in BFL history.

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THE WHISPER

Which BFL club is in serious talks with a former star GFL forward about joining them in 2019?

THE QUOTE

“This year’s been mixed emotions of enjoyment and frustration.” – Outgoing Drysdale coach Wade Chapman.

THE TEAMS

BFL – ROUND 18