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The Wash-Up – BFL Round 3

WINNERS

BFL SCOREBOARD – ROUND 3

“THE” RESULT 

Some thought Geelong Amateur might come back to the pack with the departure of some experience from Queen’s Park at the end of 2018. However, rookie coach Kane Tenace has been happy to invest in youth and the early signs are positive, especially after Mitch Day calmly kicked a goal after the siren to hand Ammos their second win of 2019 over premiership favourites Barwon Heads. “At the end of the day, we had the ball in right bloke’s hands,” Tenace told K rock’s The Wash-Up. “‘Daisy’ took the mark about 10 seconds before the siren went and slotted one from 35-40m out. He did the right thing and kicked it straight for us.”

Click here to see Mitch Day kick the match-winning goal

THE TALKING POINT

Newcomb remains the only unbeaten team in the competition after three rounds of the season, and the Power is now preparing for a mouth-watering match-up with BFL powerhouse Geelong Amateur on Saturday afternoon. The last time Newcomb opened a season 3-0 was 2007 and it went on win the premiership. That’s unlikely to happen in 2019, but you wouldn’t be ruling out the Power making a finals reappearance after 12 years in the wilderness.

BIG WINNER

A Jordan Erskine-inspired Anglesea has brought Drysdale crushing back to earth with a 77-point win at Alcoa Oval. Erskine slammed on eight goals as the Roos bounced back from last week’s loss to Modewarre. And in a win for the BFL, the former Grovedale spearhead has confirmed he plans to represent the Sharks in next month’s interleague clash with the GDFL. “I spoke to Mark (Hildrebrandt – BFL coach) during the week and I’ve put my hand up (to play),” he said. “There’s a bit of bragging rights going into this year’s interleague with the GDFL. I’m hoping all the boys will be keen and ready to go for that.”

INJURY ISSUES FOR HAWKS

Drysdale will have to make some calls ahead of some guns heading into Thursday’s Anzac Day clash with Portarlington. Recruits Jarrod Garth, Lauchie Dalgleish and Jesse Lothian all missed the hammering by Anglesea, as did key defender Tev Nofi. Co-coach Daniel Jull is continuing to battle issues with concussion definitely won’t play against the Demons and may not be sighted until at least Round 7.

THE KEY NUMBER

14. Might as well engrave Erskine’s name on the BFL goal kicking trophy now with the former Grovedale star already 14 goals clear of his nearest rivals. Erskine has 23 goals in the opening three rounds on the back of hauls of 10, 5 and 8. His second goal on Saturday brought up his 100th in an Anglesea jumper.

SOCIAL

ON POINT

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

THE INTERVIEWS

LADDER

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Newcomb 3 3 0 0 218 174 125.29 12
2 Anglesea 3 2 1 0 387 186 208.06 8
3 Barwon Heads 3 2 1 0 261 192 135.94 8
4 Geelong Amateur 3 2 1 0 272 226 120.35 8
5 Drysdale 3 2 1 0 288 276 104.35 8
6 Modewarre 3 2 1 0 261 257 101.56 8
7 Torquay 3 1 2 0 266 264 100.76 4
8 Queenscliff 3 1 2 0 238 299 79.6 4
9 Ocean Grove 3 0 3 0 199 235 84.68 0
10 Portarlington 3 0 3 0 92 373 24.66 0

LEADING GOAL KICKERS

Player Club M G
Jordan Erskine Anglesea 3 23
Jesse Douglas Modewarre 3 9
Mathew Hebbard Drysdale 3 9
Mitch Day Geelong Amateur 3 9
Jack Heathcote Torquay 3 8
Paul McMahon Torquay 3 8
Andrew Steele Newcomb 3 7
Daniel Degois Queenscliff 3 7
Patrick Killen Geelong Amateur 3 7

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 4

Portarlington vs. Drysdale @ Ron Evans Oval – Thursday, 2:10pm

Geelong Amateur vs. Newcomb @ KFC Oval – Queen’s Park – Saturday, 2:10pm

Torquay vs. Anglesea @ McCartney Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

Queenscliff vs. Barwon Heads @ Queenscliff Recreation Reserve  – Saturday, 2:10pm

Modewarre vs. Ocean Grove @ Community Bank Oval – Sunday, 2:10pm