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The Wash-Up – GDFL Round 14

WINNERS

SCOREBOARD – ROUND 14

“THE” RESULT

Winchelsea ensured its six-point buffer inside the top five was maintained with its second win of the season over Inverleigh. The Blues were able to put the Hawks at arm’s length with a 4.2 to 0.3 second quarter to claim their eighth win of 2019. Coach Brendan Forssman told K rock’s The Wash-Up admits it was an important win. “It certainly helps to put a little bit of a gap on the team’s below us,” he said. “But, as we said to the boys this week, the focus for the last five weeks is (that our) destiny is in our own hands. We’re in the position where teams have still got to catch us to get into that fifth spot. The most pleasing aspect about yesterday was that we’re not relying on other teams now to lose. We’ve just got to make sure we do the right thing and win the games that come up in front of us.” Kyle Brookes played his best game since joining the Blues at the start of 2018, Will Ford booted five goals in another mature performance, and Jackson Smith played was impressive in just his fourth game back from overseas.

TIGERS “GET OUT OF JAIL”

Coach Peter Riccardi was breathing a sigh of relief after a late Brent Jacques goal helped Bannockburn stay in the box seat to claim a double-chance following a five-point win over East Geelong at Victoria Park. “We used our ‘Get out of Jail Free’ card,” he admitted. “To East Geelong’s credit, they just don’t go away. Looking at their results throughout the year, they don’t win by much, but they don’t lose by much. They’re always in the game and give themselves every chance throughout the game. You look at the scoring shots, they had five more than us. We were very lucky in the end.” The victory did come at a cost for the Tigers, with Michael Stevenson and Nathan Kelly both expected to miss a couple of weeks with hamstring issues, while star forward Tom Gillies has a calf issue he carried for most of the game after kicking three goals in the first quarter.

DEVILS BLUSHES SPARED

Corio has narrowly avoided being held scoreless for the second time in three weeks after finding two final quarter goals in the 212-point loss to Anakie. The Devils, who didn’t trouble the scorers against Thomson in Round 12, were headed for a similar fate at three-quarter time. However, Brian Devlin and Chris Laurie ensured Corio had something to show for its effort. Anakie’s score of 34.22 (226) was its highest score and biggest win since kicking 41.12 (258) in a 221-point win over Geelong West at Bakers Oval in Round 7, 2003.

SOCIAL

ON POINT

Anakie: 43/45
Bannockburn: 31/40
Bell Post Hill: 27/40
Belmont Lions: 36/45
Corio: 33/47
East Geelong: 45/45
Geelong West: 40/40
Inverleigh: 39/40
North Geelong: 28/43
Thomson: 40/40
Werribee Centrals: 36/43
Winchelsea: 39/43

THE INTERVIEW

LADDER – ROUND 14

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Thomson 14 13 1 0 1667 715 233.15 52
2 Inverleigh 14 11 3 0 1332 859 155.06 44
3 Bannockburn 14 11 3 0 1276 824 154.85 44
4 Werribee Centrals 14 10 4 0 1408 875 160.91 40
5 Winchelsea 14 8 5 1 1375 944 145.66 34
6 East Geelong 14 7 7 0 1109 935 118.61 28
7 North Geelong 14 7 7 0 1139 1160 98.19 28
8 Geelong West 14 6 7 1 1201 888 135.25 26
9 Anakie 14 4 10 0 1051 1198 87.73 16
10 Bell Post Hill 14 4 10 0 852 1359 62.69 16
11 Belmont Lions 14 2 12 0 1003 1427 70.29 8
12 Corio 14 0 14 0 302 2531 11.93 0

LEADING GOAL KICKERS – ROUND 14

Player Club M G
Mitch Habib North Geelong 14 53
Jack Elliott East Geelong 14 38
Will Ford Winchelsea 13 37
Brent Jacques Bannockburn 13 34
Cam Addie Geelong West Giants 13 31
Paul Davis Thomson 12 31
Tom Gillies Bannockburn 14 31
Adam Donohue Inverleigh 14 28
Casey Meehan Inverleigh 11 27
Luke Forbes Thomson 7 27
Nathan Johnson Werribee Centrals 13 27

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

BFL: THE WASH-UP – ROUND 14
GFL: THE WASH-UP – ROUND 13