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The Wash-Up – GDFL Round 8

WINNERS

GDFL SCOREBOARD – ROUND 8

“THE” RESULT

Bannockburn has put itself in the box seat to claim a top-three finish after claiming the inaugural Alan Woodman Trophy following a crucial 29-point win over Winchelsea at Eastern Reserve. The victory has the Tigers six points clear of the fourth-placed Blues heading into what is a massive clash with Thomson. “We know it’s going to be tight up the top, and we know it’s there’s going to be five or six teams fighting for that top three,” coach Peter Riccardi said. “You’d think Thomson’s sewn up one spot, so there’s two spots left. And after falling to Inverleigh earlier in the year … to claim a scalp like Winch, who have been going OK, was vital for us, and we’re looking at that top three.”

YOUNG GUN NAME BEST IN INDIGENOUS GAME

Four goals from Brock Mahoney not only helped Belmont Lions to its first win of the season, but it also earned the talented teenager the Wautharong Trophy for best-on-ground in the annual Indigenous Game against Corio. Mahoney had kicked just one goal in his previous five senior appearances for the Lions.

GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN

The injury-crisis at Myers Reserve forced Bell Post Hill to turn to veteran Joel Washington for his senior game in nearly six years against Inverleigh. Washington, who won the Tansing Medal as the GDFL’s reserve grade best-and-fairest in 2007, last appeared in the main game in the 2013 grand final loss to North Geelong. Meanwhile, Darcy Lear made his debut, while Chris Rath was playing just his second senior match. However, the Panthers were on the end of a 119-point hiding despite kicking two of the first three goals of the contest.

FORBES A MODEL OF CONSISTENCY

Fair to say Thomson coach Reece Holwell will be happy with what he’s getting out of veteran forward Luke Forbes. After winning his first senior premiership with Modewarre last year, Forbes has returned to Godfrey Street and has kicked four goals in each of his four matches. With Dan Freeman to miss the remainder of 2019, Forbes will be vital to the Tigers’ hopes of going back-to-back.

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ON POINT

Anakie: 45/45
Bannockburn: 32/40
Bell Post Hill: 28/40
Belmont Lions: 41/45
Corio: 43/47
East Geelong: 43/45
Geelong West: 37/40
Inverleigh: 37/40
North Geelong: 30/43
Thomson: 38/40
Werribee Centrals: 33/43
Winchelsea: 40/43

THE INTERVIEW

LADDER – ROUND 8

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Thomson 8 8 0 0 1036 357 290.2 32
2 Bannockburn 8 7 1 0 837 438 191.1 28
3 Inverleigh 8 7 1 0 803 514 156.23 28
4 Winchelsea 8 5 2 1 854 509 167.78 22
5 North Geelong 8 5 3 0 725 642 112.93 20
6 Geelong West 8 4 3 1 734 488 150.41 18
7 Werribee Centrals 8 4 4 0 789 589 133.96 16
8 East Geelong 8 4 4 0 601 585 102.74 16
9 Belmont Lions 8 1 7 0 649 891 72.84 4
10 Anakie 8 1 7 0 504 799 63.08 4
11 Bell Post Hill 8 1 7 0 418 878 47.61 4
12 Corio 8 0 8 0 201 1461 13.76 0

LEADING GOAL KICKERS –  ROUND 8

Player Club M G
Mitch Habib North Geelong 8 34
Dan Freeman Thomson 7 26
Jack Elliott East Geelong 8 26
Brent Jacques Bannockburn 8 23
Will Ford Winchelsea 7 21
Brayden Mitchell Geelong West Giants 8 20
Adam Donohue Inverleigh 8 17
Jackson Macleod Thomson 6 17
Tom Gillies Bannockburn 8 17
David Tucker Winchelsea 8 17

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 9

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

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

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

East Geelong vs. Inverleigh @ Richmond Crescent – Saturday, 2:10pm

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

Geelong West vs. Belmont Lions @ West Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm