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The Wash-Up – GDFL Round 4

WINNERS

GDFL SCOREBOARD – ROUND 4

“THE” RESULT

Winchelsea has now beaten every team in the competition in Brendan Forssman’s tenure of just over two years with a 30-point victory against Inverleigh to claim the Tony Hill Cup. The Blues maintained top spot ahead of another twilight clash when they travel to West Oval for a meeting with the Giants next Saturday. “It’s a pretty big thing,” Forssman said. “We spoke about it after the game that Inverleigh was the only club we hadn’t beaten in my time at Winch. I think that gives the boys some strong belief our best footy is as good as anyone.” Forssman will be hoping to have the services of Josh Carracher for the clash with Geelong West after sitting out the win over the Hawks with hamstring tightness.

THE TALKING POINT

It’s like Luke Forbes never left Thomson. The veteran forward slotted in seamlessly to the Tigers’ forward line and contributed a crucial four goals against one of the tightest defences in the GDFL in the win over Geelong West. Expect the 36-year-old to have a real day out before 2019 concludes.

MAGPIES END PANTHER HOODOO

North Geelong snapped an eight-match losing streak against Bell Post Hill with a 17-point victory at Myers Reserve. It was the Magpies’ first win over the Panthers since the second semi-final in 2014, and their first at Bell Post Hill’s home ground 2005. With scores level at three-quarter time after the Panthers slammed on seven goals in the third quarter, North Geelong was able to kick away with the aid of the breeze in the last term. “They had a lot of momentum in third quarter, so we had to wrestle it back,” coach Ayden George said. “I backed our fitness in, and we were a couple down on the bench with a couple of injuries, so it definitely not going to be easy.”

SEASON OVER FOR GUTHRIE

Bell Post Hill’s tough start to the season has got even tougher with Joel Guthrie suffering a dislocated hip in the loss to North Geelong at Myers Reserve. Guthrie, who joined the Panthers from GFL club Lara, won’t play again in 2019.

THE KEY NUMBER

3. The number of players from Winchelsea who played in the Blues’ last win over Inverleigh that were past of Saturday night’s team. Tavae Sauni, Michael Bourdouvalis and Trent McLure were the only survivors from that victory in the final round of 2014. The Hawks then won the next six matches between the clubs, including a 269-point hiding in Round 13, 2016.

SOCIAL

ON POINT

Anakie: 38/45
Bannockburn: 29/40
Bell Post Hill: 36/40
Belmont Lions: 43/45
Corio: 43/47
East Geelong: 42/45
Geelong West: 40/40
Inverleigh: 35/40
North Geelong: 34/43
Thomson: 38/40
Werribee Centrals: 33/43
Winchelsea: 41/43

THE INTERVIEW

LADDER

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Winchelsea 4 4 0 0 524 170 308.24 16
2 Thomson 4 4 0 0 581 209 277.99 16
3 Bannockburn 4 3 1 0 354 271 130.63 12
4 North Geelong 4 3 1 0 348 308 112.99 12
5 Inverleigh 4 3 1 0 310 295 105.08 12
6 Geelong West 4 2 2 0 383 197 194.42 8
7 Werribee Centrals 4 2 2 0 394 326 120.86 8
8 East Geelong 4 2 2 0 294 290 101.38 8
9 Anakie 4 1 3 0 325 367 88.56 4
10 Belmont Lions 4 0 4 0 292 497 58.75 0
11 Bell Post Hill 4 0 4 0 225 424 53.07 0
12 Corio 4 0 4 0 96 772 12.44 0

LEADING GOAL KICKERS

Player Club M G
Daniel Freeman Thomson 4 18
Jack Elliott East Geelong 4 15
William Ford Winchelsea 4 14
Mitchell Habib North Geelong 4 12
Jackson Macleod Thomson 4 11
Jeremy Stacey Thomson 4 11
Brayden Mitchell Geelong West Giants 4 10
Heath Walsh Winchelsea 4 10
Jarrod Westwood Thomson 4 10

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 5

Anakie vs. Thomson @ Anakie Reserve – Saturday, 2:10pm

Inverleigh vs. North Geelong @ Inverleigh Reserve – Saturday, 2:10pm

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

East Geelong vs. Werribee Centrals @ Richmond Cresecent – Saturday, 2:10pm

Bannockburn vs. Corio @ Victoria Park – Saturday, 2:10pm

Geelong West Giants vs. Winchelsea @ West Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm