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The Wash-Up – BFL Round 2

WINNERS

BFL SCOREBOARD – ROUND 2

“THE” RESULT

Barwon Heads overcame a 13-point three-quarter time deficit to roll Torquay in the first “Battle of the Breaks”. The Seagulls kicked 5.10 to 0.1 in the last term to keep its unbeaten start to the season going. They now face Geelong Amateur in front of what should be a massive crowd at Howard Harmer Oval on Easter Saturday afternoon.

THE TALKING POINT

How important has the clash between Ocean Grove and Queenscliff at Ray Menzies Oval become with both the Grubbers and Coutas starting the season 0-2.? Ocean Grove might have to make do without start midfielder James Linton who is set to come under scrutiny from the Match Review Panel. It is believed the umpires have lodged the paperwork for the MRP to look at an alleged incident in the first quarter of the Grubbers’ loss to Drysdale.

BIG WINNER

Newcomb. 2-0 for the first time since winning the flag in 2007 and its first victory over Queenscliff since the final round of that year. This time the Power beat the Coutas 86-82. Last time, it was 87-82. Based on Portarlington’s start to 2019, Newcomb should be 3-0 come 5pm on Good Friday. The only downside was a shoulder injury suffered by Lachie McDowell. “At this stage it looks like his tendons are disconnected from his shoulder,” coach Rory Nicol told K rock’s The Wash-Up. “It doesn’t look too good, but fingers crossed it all goes well for him. Lachie’s disappointed. He’s had two years off footy and loves the club, loves the boys, and he was playing great footy, especially his first 20 minutes or however long he was out there. He was flying.”

GARTH GROUNDED

A rolled ankle suffered late in Drysdale’s opening round win over Queenscliff kept boom recruit Jarrod Garth out of Saturday’s win over Ocean Grove. The Hawks will be hoping he returns for the clash with Anglesea on Saturday afternoon. If he does, expect a massive crowd at Alcoa Oval in anticipation of a shootout between Garth and fellow former GFL star Jordan Erskine. “This week against Anglesea is huge for us and huge for them,” Drysdale co-coach Luke Matthews said. “Early wins are crucial, and it’s pretty much an eight-point game for us. If we can win this and go 3-0, we can jump clear of a few teams. Vice versa, if we lose, it’s level pegging with a few teams.”

SOCIAL

ON POINT

Anglesea: 40/40
Barwon Heads: 39/40
Drysdale: 36/43
Geelong Amateur: 34/40
Modewarre: 39/40
Newcomb: 47/47
Ocean Grove: 40/40
Portarlington: 37/47
Queenscliff: 38/40
Torquay: 38/40

THE INTERVIEW

LADDER

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Drysdale 2 2 0 0 225 136 165.44 8
2 Barwon Heads 2 2 0 0 188 117 160.68 8
3 Newcomb 2 2 0 0 135 127 106.3 8
4 Anglesea 2 1 1 0 247 123 200.81 4
5 Geelong Amateur 2 1 1 0 197 153 128.76 4
6 Torquay 2 1 1 0 194 157 123.57 4
7 Modewarre 2 1 1 0 154 185 83.24 4
8 Ocean Grove 2 0 2 0 114 146 78.08 0
9 Queenscliff 2 0 2 0 149 214 69.63 0
10 Portarlington 2 0 2 0 45 290 15.52 0

LEADING GOAL KICKERS

Player Club M G
Jordan Erskine Anglesea 2 15
Mathew Hebbard Drysdale 2 7
Mitch Day Geelong Amateur 2 7
Billy Henderson Torquay 2 6
Jesse Douglas Modewarre 2 6
Mitch Herbison Barwon Heads 2 6
Patrick Killen Geelong Amateur 2 6

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 3

Portarlington vs. Newcomb @ Ron Evans Oval – Friday, 2:10pm

Torquay vs. Modewarre @ McCartney Oval – Friday, 5:10pm

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

Barwon Heads vs. Geelong Amateur @ Howard Harmer Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

Ocean Grove vs. Queenscliff @ Ray Menzies Oval  – Saturday, 2:10pm