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The Wash-Up – GDFL Round 18

WINNERS

GDFL SCOREBOARD – ROUND 18

“THE” RESULT

East Geelong has overcome an 11-year hoodoo at Myers Reserve to beat Bell Post Hill and snatch fifth spot. The Eagles’ 37-point win over the Panthers was enough for them to replace Winchelsea inside the top five. However, coach Jeremy Power says he resisted the temptation to follow the Blues’ clash with Thomson via the live scores app. “I said “I don’t want to know about it; I don’t want to affect what we’re doing here”,” he told K rock’s The Wash-Up. “So it wasn’t until the siren went and we shook hands, (I said) “alright, let’s look at the score, and that’s when we passed the on the message.”

‘DES’ DEPARTS IN STYLE

North Geelong has ensured Derek Fitzsimmons’ final game of GDFL senior football was one to remember after snatching an eight-point win over Geelong West at Keith Barclay Oval. In all, Fitzsimmons played 311 games (290 seniors and 21 reserves), with 261 with the Magpies and 50 at Anakie. Playing the majority of his career in the midfield, he won seven North Geelong best-and-fairest awards and two at the Roos, while also claiming a share of the Ivan Tansing Medal as GDFL reserve grade best-and-fairest during a season in the seconds last year. Fellow 38-year-old Anthony Kilsby has joined Fitzsimmons in retirement after more than 400 games after playing the majority of his career in south-east South Australia.

BIG DAY FOR BOUWMAN

Josh Bouwman gave GDFL follows a further reminder of his undoubted talent with a 14-goal haul in Inverleigh’s 96-point win over Belmont Lions at Winter Reserve. Bouwman, who has been restricted to just five games since joining the Hawks from Modewarre, has 23 goals to the club’s third-leading goalkicker.

DUFFY NAMED TOP DEVIL

Teenager Liam Duffy has claimed Corio’s best-and-fairest. The 18-year-old (pictured with coach Darren Bennet), who previously played juniors with Torquay after arriving from the West Australian mining town of Kalgoorlie earlier in the decade, polled 83 votes. He finished 45 clear of Chris Laurie on 38, with Nick Flaccavento third on 33.

 

SOCIAL

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Well that’s a wrap. 21 seasons, 13 senior coaches, 3 clubs, hundreds of teammates 403 games and 4 🏆’s On the wrong side of 38 and after a great win by our boys in our last game, I’m hanging them up. I’d firstly like to thank every coach, player and trainer that I’ve had the pleasure of playing alongside over the 3 leagues, interleague and zone carnivals. The people you meet is what makes you want to continue on. Kalangadoo will always be ‘home’, to win flags with your best mates you grew up with is very special, but North Gambier (2 amazing 🏆 years) and North Geelong have been just as special. Life long memories and friends. To my parents for doing everything possible to allow me the opportunity to do what I loved and guide me the entire way, i can’t thank them enough.I’ve thought of you after every game for the last 3 years Ash ❤️ To my North Geelong family, thank you for welcoming me and my family in with open arms 4 years ago and especially for your love over the last month. To Dez, you absolute ⭐️ it’s been an honour to play beside you. Enjoy retirement also. And finally to my own little family 👨‍👩‍👧🐶🐺🐱🐱🐢 you are the reason I have gotten this far. Your patience and support, especially after the injury that nearly ended it 2 years ago, has been nothing short of amazing. Special mention to my old mate Bucks, beloved Apple and our little Lily who shared a lot of those games. 🐶 To have our little Maddison with us on a Saturday afternoon holds special moments I’ll cherish forever 😍 I love you all xx The game doesn’t owe me anything, nor do I owe the game, but I now owe my little family all the time that the game had me away from them. I look forward to being the best dad and partner I can be x #5 #kalangadoomagpies #northgambier #ngfnc #familytime

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ON POINT

Anakie: 45/45
Bannockburn: 34/40
Bell Post Hill: 26/40
Belmont Lions: 40/45
Corio: 31/47
East Geelong: 44/45
Geelong West: 40/40
Inverleigh: 40/40
North Geelong: 24/43
Thomson: 39/40
Werribee Centrals: 36/43
Winchelsea: 39/43

THE INTERVIEW

LADDER – ROUND 18

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Thomson 18 17 1 0 2090 941 222.1 68
2 Bannockburn 18 15 3 0 1722 971 177.34 60
3 Werribee Centrals 18 13 5 0 1851 1092 169.51 52
4 Inverleigh 18 13 5 0 1683 1162 144.84 52
5 East Geelong 18 10 8 0 1447 1200 120.58 40
6 Winchelsea 18 9 8 1 1713 1204 142.28 38
7 North Geelong 18 9 9 0 1503 1413 106.37 36
8 Geelong West 18 7 10 1 1446 1255 115.22 30
9 Anakie 18 6 12 0 1343 1480 90.74 24
10 Bell Post Hill 18 5 13 0 1100 1734 63.44 20
11 Belmont Lions 18 3 15 0 1248 1852 67.39 12
12 Corio 18 0 18 0 344 3186 10.8 0

LEADING GOAL KICKERS – ROUND 18

Player Club M G
Mitch Habib North Geelong 18 68
Jack Elliott East Geelong 18 51
Brent Jacques Bannockburn 17 48
Will Ford Winchelsea 17 46
Cam Addie Geelong West 17 43
Paul Davis Thomson 16 41
Nathan Johnson Werribee Centrals 17 38
Luke Mann Bell Post Hill 17 34
Luke Forbes Thomson 9 33
Tom Gillies Bannockburn 16 32
Tom Schwennesen North Geelong 17 32

NEXT WEEK – FINALS WEEK 1

Qualifying Final: Bannockburn (2nd) vs. Werribee Centrals (3rd) @ The Gordon TAFE Oval – St Albans Reserve – Saturday, 2:10pm

Elimination Final: Inverleigh (4th) vs. East Geelong (5th) @ The Gordon TAFE Oval – St Albans Reserve – Sunday, 2:10pm

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