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The Wash-Up – GDFL Preliminary Final

WINNERS

GDFL SCOREBOARD – PRELIMINARY FINAL

ALL-TIGER DECIDER

Thomson and Bannockburn will do battle in GDFL Grand Final for the first time since 2003. The last all-Tiger final resulted in a 27-point win to the Darren Ryan-coached Bannockburn. Ryan was the star that afternoon with five of his team’s 10 goals. Nathan Lewis, Christian Shaw and a youngster named Tom Mullane-Grant, who kicked two goals, were also important for Bannockburn. The Tigers also met in the first GDFL grand final in the return to a single division in 1996.

VETERAN CENTURION LIKELY TO PULL STUMPS

Werribee Centrals coach Nick Smith expects the majority of his list to return for 2020, but it resigned to veteran Matt Smith not being in the green and gold next year.”I’m pretty sure that was Matty Smith’s last game, and he was shattered,” Nick Smith said. “His last game finishes with a hamstring at the six-minute mark of the prelim. It was a tough day for him. And one of the things we struggled to cover was to be down a rotation so early.”

ELLIS NAMED BLUES’ BEST

Grovedale recruit Leigh Ellis has claimed the Winchelsea best-and-fairest in a tight count. The GDFL Team of the Year member polled 81 votes to win by two from Baden Remmos and Mark Blake on 79. Adam Stirling finished fourth on 77 votes, with co-captain Alex Gubbins rounding out the top five on 65.

ON POINT
Bannockburn: 39/40
Werribee Centrals: 38/43

THE INTERVIEW

LEADING GOAL KICKERS – PRELIMINARY FINAL

Player Club M G
Mitch Habib North Geelong 18 68
Jack Elliott East Geelong 19 52
Brent Jacques Bannockburn 20 51
Will Ford Winchelsea 17 46
Nathan Johnson Werribee Centrals 20 45
Paul Davis Thomson 17 44
Cam Addie Geelong West Giants 17 43
Tom Gillies Bannockburn 19 38
Daniel Boyd Werribee Centrals 19 35
Luke Mann Bell Post Hill 17 34

NEXT WEEK – GRAND FINAL

Thomson (1st) vs. Bannockburn (2nd) @ The Gordon TAFE Oval – St Albans Reserve – Sunday, 2:10pm

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