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The Wash-Up – BFL Round 8

WINNERS

BFL SCOREBOARD – ROUND 8

“THE” RESULT

Many were questioning whether Anglesea was finals contenders or finals pretenders after suffering consecutive losses to Torquay and Ocean Grove to hold a 2-3 win-loss record after five rounds. However, a win over Queenscliff and draw against Geelong Amateur instilled some confidence at Alcoa Oval that the Roos took into a four-point win over Barwon Heads. “We look back at the start of the year, and if we’d pencilled in six points out of eight points for these two games, I don’t think that would have been the case,” coach Paul Nigro said. “It’s certainly a tick for us. We’ve had Geelong Amateur, Barwon Heads yesterday, and Modewarre next week. So pretty much, barring Torquay, we’ve had three of the top four.” In a further boost for the ‘Seas, Dale Carson was impressive in his first game after coming out of retirement. “It was great to have him back,” Nigro said. “He’s probably taken 8-10 marks, reads the game well, doesn’t waste the footy, a very steadying influence – we’ve got a couple of young guys down there – and to have him back in the fray from here on is going to stand us in good stead moving forward.”

 

THE TALKING POINT

With a clash against struggling Portarlington to come, Geelong Amateur should end the halfway mark of the season in top spot after replacing Modewarre in first position on the ladder with a 36-point win over the Warriors. It continued Modewarre’s ordinary run at KFC Oval. The Warriors have beaten Ammos just once at Queen’s Park in 24 attempts since entering the Bellarine in 1996.

STARS INJURY TAKES GLOSS OFF HAWKS WIN

Star recruit Lauchie Dalgleish’s stop-start beginning to his time at Drysdale looks set to be halted for at least a fortnight after being forced from the field with a hamstring injury in the win over Newcomb at Newcomb Sand & Soil Oval. “It’s disappointing,” co-coach Luke Matthews said. “In the past month, he was really starting to hit his straps and show us and the league how good of a player he is. We’ll assess it during the week how serious it is. It could be 2-4 weeks. We’ll just play it by ear with the physios.” Veteran midfielder Josh Eddy copped a knock to his knee, but Matthews expects him to be right to take on Queenscliff.

THE KEY NUMBER

14. Jarrod Garth’s goal tally against Newcomb was the best by a Drysdale player since a 14-goal haul by Luke Maher, also against the Power, in Round 5, 2009. The modern-day senior record at the Hawks is 18 by David Masek in 1996. The overall club record is 26 by BFL great Chris Taylor in an under-18 match against St Leonards in 1987.

SOCIAL

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In light of National Reconciliation Week, we would like to acknowledge our Indigenous players at BHFNC Allira Jade and Dylan Holland. As a club we pride ourselves on inclusion and diversity. Allira has given us some insight on what reconciliation week means to her and her culture: “Reconciliation week to me, means we get to educate and create awareness of Aboriginal culture to all people. I’m so grateful that today’s AFL round of footy is named after my Great Grandfather Sir Doug Nicholls, and that I am fully able to immerse myself in my culture and use my platform to create a better understanding”. – Allira 🖤💛❤️#reconciliationweek #bhfnc #barwonheadsfnc #flyasone #followtheflock

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ON POINT

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

THE INTERVIEW

LADDER

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Geelong Amateur 8 6 1 1 794 579 137.13 26
2 Torquay 8 6 2 0 715 464 154.09 24
3 Modewarre 8 6 2 0 809 626 129.23 24
4 Barwon Heads 8 5 3 0 717 485 147.84 20
5 Drysdale 8 5 3 0 750 539 139.15 20
6 Anglesea 8 4 3 1 761 581 130.98 18
7 Newcomb 8 3 5 0 470 780 60.26 12
8 Ocean Grove 8 2 6 0 619 694 89.19 8
9 Queenscliff 8 2 6 0 582 722 80.61 8
10 Portarlington 8 0 8 0 294 1041 28.24 0

LEADING GOAL KICKERS

Player Club M G
Jordan Erskine Anglesea 8 43
Jarrod Garth Drysdale 5 28
Mitch Day Geelong Amateur 8 25
Matt Hebbard Drysdale 8 24
Cory Connor Ocean Grove 5 20
Sam Hosking Geelong Amateur 8 20
Tom Worpel Modewarre 8 19
Harry Kershaw Geelong Amateur 8 18
Jesse Douglas Modewarre 8 18
Jack Heathcote Torquay 8 16
Jake Ward Ocean Grove 8 16

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 9

Angelsea vs. Modewarre @ Alcoa Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

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

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

Portarlington vs. Geelong Amateur @ Ron Evans Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

Newcomb vs. Ocean Grove @ Newcomb Sand & Soil Oval – Sunday, 2:10pm

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