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Saturday Spotlight – GFL Round 14

THE GAMES

St Mary’s vs. Colac @ Anthony Costa Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

Lara vs. Newtown & Chilwell @ Bisinella Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

Grovedale vs. St Albans @ Burdoo Reserve – Saturday, 2:10pm

Leopold vs. Geelong West Giants @ Leopold Community Bank Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

South Barwon vs. Bell Park @ McDonald Reserve – Saturday, 2:10pm

North Shore vs. St Joseph’s @ Windsor Park – Saturday, 2:10pm

MATCH OF THE ROUND

It’s not quite at the cut-throat stage for South Barwon and Bell Park, however, the loser will find itself a game outside the top five with four rounds to play. After appearing safe inside the top five with an 8-3 win-loss record heading into the bye, the Dragons have dropped matches to Leopold and St Joseph’s in consecutive weeks. The Swans have joined Bell Park and St Mary’s on 8-5 after beating both Grovedale and Geelong West, but not convincingly.

MATCH OF THE ROUND (2)

There will also be plenty of interest in what unfolds at Anthony Costa Oval. St Mary’s, which at one stage had its season on life support, could find itself inside the top five if Bell Park beats South Barwon. But, a loss will leave it a game behind either the Dragons or Swans heading into the final month of the season. For Colac, it’s a chance to consolidate its six-point buffer on fourth-placed Leopold. However, a loss to the Saints would open the door for the Lions to snatch the double-chance.

GORDON TO RESUME

Leopold is inching closer to full strength with star defender Tom Gordon set to return from a lengthy knee injury via the Lions’ reserve grade clash with Geelong West. Gordon, who was part of the initial GFL interleague squad, hasn’t played since the Round 3 meeting with St Albans. The former Port Melbourne player will be a crucial addition in the run to the finals.

VFL WATCH

GFL-aligned players named in VFL squads this weekend

Essendon: Nick Dixon (North Shore)

North Melbourne: Mitch Rodd (South Barwon)

Richmond: Blake Grewar (St Albans)

Werribee: Joel Bennett (Geelong West Giants), Jack Berry (Leopold), Aiden Domic (Bell Park), Hudson Garoni (Grovedale), Keegan Gray (Bell Park), Tom Gribble (Newtown & Chilwell), Jack Henderson (St Mary’s), Timm House (Newtown & Chilwell), Dane McFarlane (Newtown & Chilwell), Joe Maishman (St Mary’s)

Williamstown: Ollie Tate (Leopold)

THE QUOTE

THE TEAMS

GFL – ROUND 14

BFL SPOTLIGHT – ROUND 15
GDFL SPOTLIGHT – ROUND 15