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The Wash-Up – GFL Round 13

WINNERS

GFL SCOREBOARD – ROUND 13

“THE” RESULT

Newtown & Chilwell’s impressive run continued with a 49-point win over fellow finals contender Colac. The Eagles have posted five consecutive wins since being embarrassed by Leopold in the Pride Cup clash on June 10. They are now a game behind the Tigers and Bell Park and two shy of South Barwon. After taking on Geelong West next week, they face the Swans and Dragons in consecutive weeks.

THE TALKING POINT

One team (St Albans) held goalless and another (Lara) held to one goal.  That’s not a good look for Victoria’s premier country football competition and will be referred to by supporters of the restructure of local football.

BIG WINNER

Bell Park is now only percentage outside the top five as a result of its victory over North Shore and Newtown & Chilwell’s win over Colac. The Dragons should register their ninth win of the season against St Albans before a challenging final month of Colac at Central Reserve, Newtown & Chilwell, South Barwon and reigning premier St Joseph’s.

THE KEY NUMBER

16. While the new guard of Nichols, Grace and Broughton has dominated the goal kicking headlines in 2018, Bell Park veteran Jarrod Garth has sent a subtle reminder in the past fortnight that he has not a spent force in front of the big sticks. He followed up his 10 majors against Geelong West with six in the Dragons’ victory over North Shore. He now has 36 goals for the season, 10 behind Sam Nichols.

ON POINT

Bell Park: 40/40
Colac: 28/40
Geelong West: 40/40
Grovedale: 38/40
Lara: 37/40
Leopold: 40/40
Newtown & Chilwell: 35/40
North Shore: 32/40
South Barwon: 36/40
St Albans: 33/40
St Joseph’s: 33/40
St Mary’s: 39/40

THE INTERVIEW

LADDER – ROUND 13

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Leopold 13 12 1 0 1416 567 249.74 48
2 St Joseph’s 13 11 2 0 1376 726 189.53 44
3 St Mary’s 13 11 2 0 1361 800 170.12 44
4 South Barwon 13 9 4 0 1090 738 147.7 36
5 Colac 13 8 5 0 1229 963 127.62 32
6 Bell Park 13 8 5 0 1103 1018 108.35 32
7 Newtown & Chilwell 13 7 6 0 1212 866 139.95 28
8 Grovedale 13 4 9 0 880 1176 74.83 16
9 North Shore 13 3 10 0 790 1203 65.67 12
10 Geelong West Giants 13 2 11 0 779 1267 61.48 8
11 St Albans 13 2 11 0 599 1458 41.08 8
12 Lara 13 1 12 0 526 1579 33.31 4

LEADING GOAL KICKERS – ROUND 13

Player Club M G
Sam Nichols Newtown & Chilwell 13 46
Jonty Broughton South Barwon 13 39
Aiden Grace St Mary’s 12 38
Tom Gillies St Mary’s 13 37
Jarrod Garth Bell Park 11 36
Brandon Howarth Leopold 13 35
Luke Hillman Colac 13 30
Billie Smedts Leopold 13 27
Curtis Mccarthy St Joseph’s 10 27
Lucas Anderson St Joseph’s 13 27

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 14

Grovedale vs. Colac @ Burdoo Reserve, Saturday 2:10pm

St Joseph’s vs. South Barwon @ Drew Oval, Saturday 2:10pm

Newtown & Chilwell vs. Geelong West Giants @ Elderslie Reserve, Saturday 2:10pm

Bell Park vs. St Albans @ Hamlyn Park, Saturday 2:10pm

Leopold vs. North Shore @ Leopold Community Bank Oval, Saturday 2:10pm

St Mary’s vs. Lara @ Anthony Costa Oval, Sunday 2:10pm