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Saturday Spotlight – GDFL Round 12

THE GAMES

Anakie vs. East Geelong @ Anakie Reserve – Saturday, 2:00pm

North Geelong vs. Werribee Centrals @ Keith Barclay Oval – Saturday, 2:00pm

Bell Post Hill vs. Winchelsea @ Myers Reserve – Saturday, 2:10pm

Thomson vs. Corio @ Thomson Recreation Reserve – Saturday, 2:00pm

Bannockburn vs. Belmont Lions @ Victoria Park – Saturday, 2:00pm

Geelong West Giants vs. Inverleigh @ West Oval – Saturday, 2:00pm

MATCH OF THE ROUND

Plenty on the line for Geelong West and Inverleigh clash at West Oval. The Giants could find themselves two games outside the top five with six rounds to play if it loses to the Hawks, and both Werribee Centrals and Winchelsea win games they will start favourites in. Sitting fifth after Round 9, West has dropped out of the top five following shock losses to Bell Post Hill and East Geelong in the past fortnight. Inverleigh had the better of the Giants by 29 points in Round 1 in a solid start to Adam Donohue’s coaching tenure. The Hawks are closing in on locking away the double-chance for a sixth consecutive season.

CRUCIAL DAY FOR (1)

Werribee Centrals coach Nick Smith spoke earlier this week about owing North Geelong one for the seven-point loss in Round 1 as the Centurions look to consolidate their spot inside the top five. “I’m hoping that will be a real driving force for us; we weren’t happy with that first game,” Smith said. “We’re playing a lot better than we were then, and now we’ve got a chance to put some space between ourselves and teams like that.” Centrals haven’t played finals since 2013.

CRUCIAL DAY FOR (2)

East Geelong will chase three consecutive wins for the first time under second-year coach Jeremy Power as it looks to maintain touch with the top five. The Eagles, who only won four games in 2018, already have six victories this year. However, they face a tricky trip to Anakie as they look to make it four straight. The Roos had the better of East Geelong when they met at Anakie Reserve last year.

FOSS SET FOR A FOURTH YEAR IN CHARGE

Winchelsea coach Brendan Forssman.(krockfootball.com.au Image/Al Packer)

Winchelsea coach Brendan Forssman has started talks with the club on guiding the Blues’ fortunes for a fourth season in 2020. “I’m happy to be there if they’re happy to have me,” Forssman told Saturday Spotlight. “Hopefully in the next couple of weeks that will be all sorted.” Winchelsea has a record of 23 wins, 22 losses and two draws in Forssman’s 47 games in charge.

THE TEAMS

GDFL – ROUND 12