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The Wash-Up – BFL Round 1

WINNERS

BFL SCOREBOARD – ROUND 1

HEADS PICK UP WHERE THEY LEFT OFF

After life members Gordon Watson and Brian Andrew unfurled the 2019 premiership flag, Barwon Heads set about starting their premiership defence in style against Barwon Heads. The Seagulls’ came away with a 58-point win, with a seven-goal-to-one third quarter proving crucial to the final result. “It was a pretty tough first half, given the conditions,  and the way the game was played – it was pretty frantic, and a pretty hot footy and plenty of bash-and-crash sort of stuff – so, yeah, it took a little while to get some control,” co-coach Mitch Herbison said. Brad Harvey kicked four goals, while Herbison contributed three. Ex-Collingwood and St Kilda defender Nathan Brown kicked a goal as he played predominantly a midfield role.

EIGHT-POINT WIN FOR ROOS

Anglesea coach Paul Nigro didn’t need to be reminded of how important his team’s six-point win over Modewarre under the lights of Community Bank Oval could prove to be in the wash-up of season 2021. The Roos, who led by 20 points at three-quarter time, overcame both the Warriors and their own inaccuracy (2.10 after half-time). “We’re all expecting the competition to be extremely even and competitive, and we’re certainly well aware of that,” Nigro said. “To go out there (Modewarre) at any time of the year, whether its Round 1, 10, (or) 12 and to get four points is massive. Every game – not just away games – there are some real challenges, and Modewarre is one of those, and they pride themselves on their home deck, as we do. It’s an old cliche, but there’s going to be plenty of eight-point games as the season wears on, I would suggest.”

“STAND” RULE IMPACT

The introduction of the stand rule for the player on the mark at AFL level has filtered down to community level, with the Bellarine the first league in our region to play under the new interpretation. It’s fair to say clubs have adjusted quickly, helped by umpires being quick to call “play on” when the player with the ball has moved off their line. “Potentially, you’re going to see a lot more corridor action than going down the line because things are going to open up,” Queenscliff coach Steve Clark said after the 40-goal shootout between the Coutas and Geelong Amateur.

SCANS FOR RECRUIT

Geelong Amateur recruit Bayden Fallon is expected to undergo scans early this week on a knee injury suffered in the win over Queenscliff. Fallon, who joined Ammos from Goulburn Valley league club Mooroopna in the off-season, was assisted from the ground during the third quarter. “Touch wood, we think we’ve escaped anything too serious,” coach Kane Tenace said. “We think it’s going to be a medial (ligament), so he might miss a handful of weeks. It’s better than what it could have been the way he was coming off (the ground).” 

BE BETTER, FANS

Umpiring Australian Rules football at any level is a tough gig and is made more challenging at a local level by the abuse they receive from the idiot minority. At one venue attended by K rock Football over the weekend, an umpire’s body shape made them a target for one member of the crowd. Surely in 2021, we’re better than this.

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

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ON POINT

Anglesea: 36/40
Barwon Heads: 39/40
Drysdale: 29/40
Geelong Amateur: 35/40
Modewarre: 40/40
Newcomb: 44/44
Ocean Grove: 39/40
Portarlington: 40/47
Queenscliff: 30/43
Torquay: 38/40

THE INTERVIEWS

 

LADDER – ROUND 1

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Newcomb 1 1 0 0 182 54 337.04 4
2 Torquay 1 1 0 0 111 47 236.17 4
3 Barwon Heads 1 1 0 0 127 69 184.06 4
4 Geelong Amateur 1 1 0 0 140 112 125 4
5 Anglesea 1 1 0 0 78 72 108.33 4
6 Modewarre 1 0 1 0 72 78 92.31 0
7 Queenscliff 1 0 1 0 112 140 80 0
8 Drysdale 1 0 1 0 69 127 54.33 0
9 Ocean Grove 1 0 1 0 47 111 42.34 0
10 Portarlington 1 0 1 0 54 182 29.67 0

LEADING GOAL KICKERS – ROUND 1

Player Club G
Andrew Steele Newcomb 10
Lucas Anderson Torquay 7
Joel Geue Newcomb 6
Alexander Davie Queenscliff 4
Bradley Harvey Barwon Heads 4
Sam Hosking Geelong Amateur 4
Brydon Barnett Geelong Amateur 3
Callum Currie Torquay 3
Cameron Habgood Queenscliff 3
Guy Hardiman Geelong Amateur 3
Harry Kershaw Geelong Amateur 3
Jack Elliott Anglesea 3
Jayden Durran Queenscliff 3
Mitchell Herbison Barwon Heads 3
William Farrow Newcomb 3

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 2

  • Anglesea vs. Barwon Heads @ Ellimatta Reserve – Saturday, 2:10pm
  • Geelong Amateur vs. Torquay @ KFC Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm
  • Drysdale vs. Queenscliff @ Mortimer Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm
  • Newcomb vs. Modewarre @ Newcomb Sand & Soil Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm
  • Ocean Grove vs. Portarlington @ Ray Menzies Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm