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The Wash-Up – GDFL Round 12

WINNERS

GDFL SCOREBOARD – ROUND 12

“THE” RESULT

Adam Donohue went from agitation to elation in the space of 30 minutes as Inverleigh held off Geelong West for a 12-point win, putting the runner-up of the last two year’s in the box seat to claim the double-chance for a sixth consecutive season. However, Donohue wasn’t completely satisfied with what the Hawks served up at West Oval. “I was a bit agitated at three-quarter time; we weren’t really playing the way we planned to,” he said. “We were going really quickly at all costs and didn’t really control the footy. The message was “just to control the footy, make them defend, make them do something stupid, and we’d score from that. We were pretty lucky we got a goal early on to go out to 18 points (in front).”

RESULTS FALL BLUES WAY

Winchelsea overcame a slow start against Myers Reserve to beat Bell Post Hill for just the third time since entering the GDFL in 2002. The Blues, who hadn’t beaten the Panthers at ‘Fortress Myers’ since the opening round of the 2010 season, gave up the first four goals before kicking into gear and snapping a two-game losing streak with a 70-point win. The victory has Winchelsea in the box seat to play finals for the first time since the “Menschelsea” era finished in 2014 after East Geelong, Geelong West and North Geelong all lost. “It was a pretty good day all-around, but 10 minutes into the first quarter I wasn’t in a great frame of mind; Bell Post Hill kicked the first four goals of the game and I thought “here we go again”,” coach Brendan Forssman said. “It took us a while to get into the game, and we’ve spoken about that the last couple of weeks. Against Werribee and Belmont similar things have happened. But to the boys’ credit yesterday (Saturday), we started to get an appetite for the contest about 15 minutes into the contest, and from that point on we were pretty dominant for the rest of the day.”

ROOS READY TO “SHAPE THE FIVE”

Anake’s finals drought will extend to 22 years despite upsetting East Geelong to the tune of 25 points. And the Roos hope the Eagles aren’t the only team they catch on the hop before 2019 is out. Chris Moore’s men take on four teams inside the top five, seventh-placed Geelong West and the struggling Corio over the final six rounds. “Our goal for the remaining games is (to) shape the five, and get a few scalps and get a bit of momentum going into 2020,” Moore said.

CAN ANYONE CATCH MITCH?

Three goals in North Geelong’s loss to Werribee Centrals has helped Mitch Habib maintain a handy lead in the race for the GDFL goalkicking award. Habib sits on 43 goals, 11 clear of Winchelsea’s Will Lord (32) who moved into second spot on the table after kicking six majors in the Blues’ big victory over Bell Post Hill.

DEVIL OF A DAY FOR CORIO

Records aren’t comprehensive, but it would be fair to say Corio being held scoreless in Saturday’s clash with Thomson at Godfrey Street is, thankfully, a rare occurrence in local football. The Tigers slammed home 33.29 (227) with veteran duo Paul Davis and Luke Forbes both kicking seven goals. Their percentage jumped 40 per cent from 225 to 265 making the reigning premier’s two-game gap on Inverleigh at the top of the ladder as good as three games with the Hawks 100 per cent behind.

SOCIAL

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ON POINT

Anakie: 45/45
Bannockburn: 35/40
Bell Post Hill: 25/40
Belmont Lions: 30/45
Corio: 32/47
East Geelong: 45/45
Geelong West: 39/40
Inverleigh: 38/40
North Geelong: 28/43
Thomson: 40/40
Werribee Centrals: 35/43
Winchelsea: 39/43

THE INTERVIEWS

LADDER – ROUND 12

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Thomson 12 12 0 0 1540 581 265.06 48
2 Inverleigh 12 10 2 0 1206 729 165.43 40
3 Bannockburn 12 9 3 0 1104 703 157.04 36
4 Werribee Centrals 12 8 4 0 1226 795 154.21 32
5 Winchelsea 12 7 4 1 1241 805 154.16 30
6 East Geelong 12 6 6 0 929 776 119.72 24
7 Geelong West 12 5 6 1 1019 754 135.15 22
8 North Geelong 12 5 7 0 917 1018 90.08 20
9 Bell Post Hill 12 4 8 0 742 1135 65.37 16
10 Anakie 12 3 9 0 764 1106 69.08 12
11 Belmont Lions 12 2 10 0 891 1252 71.17 8
12 Corio 12 0 12 0 249 2174 11.45 0

LEADING GOAL KICKERS – ROUND 12

Player Club M G
Mitch Habib North Geelong 12 43
Will Ford Winchelsea 11 32
Jack Elliott East Geelong 12 31
Brent Jacques Bannockburn 11 30
Casey Meehan Inverleigh 11 27
Dan Freeman Thomson 7 26
Paul Davis Thomson 10 26
Alex Blair Geelong West Giants 12 25
Tom Gillies Bannockburn 12 25
Adam Donohue Inverleigh 12 24

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 13

Werribee Centrals vs. Thomson @ Civilex Oval – Galvin Park – Saturday, 2:00pm

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

Belmont Lions vs. North Geelong @ Winter Reserve – Saturday, 2:00pm

Bell Post Hill vs. Bannockburn @ Myers Reserve – Saturday, 2:00pm

East Geelong vs. Winchelsea @ Richmond Crescent – Saturday, 2:00pm

Corio vs. Geelong West @ VIVA Energy Oval – Saturday, 2:00pm