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The Wash-Up – BFL Semi-Finals

WINNERS

BFL SCOREBOARD – SEMI-FINALS

HENDERSON PUTS HAND UP

Billy Henderson kicked two goals to help Torquay take the direct route into the BFL reserve grade grand final. It was just the third game for the 2017 grand final best-on-ground in an injury-hit second half of the season. Henderson’s last senior game was against Portarlington in Round 10. “Whether his done enough (for a senior call-up), I’m not too sure,” coach Dom Gleeson said. “It’s hard to drop people out of the side that just won so convincingly in the semi. With Billy, it’s just about seeing if we can fit him in. There’s no question Billy Henderson 100 per cent fit … 80 per cent fit, is good enough to play and dominate. It’s just his been out of footy for the majority of the year. Whether or not we can trust him to play the four quarters of footy – I think all of our quarters went over 30 minutes today, and the reserve grade was going to about 21. Its another quarter-and-a-bit on top of what he’s done so far. It’s a headache, and it’s a headache I certainly welcome.”

TON A RAY OF SUNSHINE ON BLEAK DAY FOR ROOS

It took until the second quarter, but Jordan Erskine found the two goals he needed to become the first Anglesea player to kick 100 in a season since Jim Kelly in 1987. Erskine’s importance to the Roos was highlighted by his performance in the first semi-final loss to Torquay. He kicked four of Anglesea’s five goals for the contest, taking his tally for the season to 102. His total is exactly 40 per cent of the total goals kicked by the Roos in 2019, which tallied 255 as a club for the season.

Jordan Erskine celebrates his 100th goal for season 2019. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

PORT MISSES OUT ON LAMONT

Portarlington’s hopes of getting former Werribee VFL mentor John Lamont to expand his role at the club to that of senior coach in 2020 has been dashed by news of him signing with Mooroopna in the Goulburn Valley league. Lamont, who has a holiday house in Portarlington, spent the second half of the season as a mentor to interim coach Jamie Morgan.

HISTORY AT NEWCOMB

2019 recruits James Hussey and Logan Wagener have created history by tieing for Newcomb’s Ross Gibson Memorial Medal. Never before in the Power’s 44-season history have two players shared the club’s senior best-and-fairest award. Newcomb held its presentation night on Saturday night, however, there is still no word on whether coach Rory Nicol will extend his tenure into a fifth season. What was confirmed is that president Damian Mahoney is stepping down after a record eight years in the role.

SOCIAL

ON POINT

Anglesea: 40/40
Barwon Heads: 34/40
Geelong Amateur: 39/40
Torquay: 39/40

THE INTERVIEW

LEADING GOAL KICKERS – SEMI-FINALS

Player Club M G
Jordan Erskine Anglesea 20 102
Jarrod Garth Drysdale 14 66
Mitch Day Geelong Amateur 17 61
Mat Hebbard Drysdale 18 49
Mitch Phelps Barwon Heads 20 47
Tom Worpel Modewarre 18 45
Callum Currie Torquay 20 41
Andrew Mead-Harding Newcomb 18 40
Mitch Herbison Barwon Heads 18 36
Jack Heathcote Torquay 16 34

NEXT WEEK

Preliminary Final: Geelong Amateur (1st) vs. Torquay (3rd) @ McCartney Oval, Torquay – Saturday, 2:10pm