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The Wash-Up – GFL Round 16

WINNERS

GFL SCOREBOARD – ROUND 16

“THE” RESULT

Bell Park revived its flagging fortunes with a comfortable 51-point win over Newtown & Chilwell. The Dragons’ victory has turned next week’s clash with fifth-placed South Barwon into a virtual elimination final. If not for inaccuracy, the win should have been bigger. Bell Park had 21 more scoring shots than the Eagles, including kicking 1.9 in the second quarter.

THE TALKING POINT

Colac sits fourth, one win clear of South Barwon and Bell Park. However, the Tigers are still no certainties to play finals with trips to St Joseph’s and Leopold to round out the home-and-away season. If they can’t knock over Joeys or the Lions, they face the prospect of watching on in September.

BIG WINNER

Bell Park did two things in beating Newtown & Chilwell. Not only did the Dragons keep their season alive, but they also just about put paid to the Eagles’ hopes of featuring in finals. However, with South Barwon and St Joseph’s in the next fortnight, the Parkers still have some work to do.

THE KEY NUMBER

6. They won’t play finals, but six wins with two rounds remaining is a solid return for Grovedale after it was hit by the departure of some significant talent at the end of 2017. First-year coach Simon Riddoch has been able to fast-track the development of some talented youngsters that will hold the Tigers in good stead for next year.

SOCIAL

ON POINT

Bell Park: 40/40
Colac: 30/40
Geelong West: 34/40
Grovedale: 40/40
Lara: 37/40
Leopold: 33/40
Newtown & Chilwell: 36/40
North Shore: 35/40
South Barwon: 38/40
St Albans: 32/40
St Joseph’s: 37/40
St Mary’s: 40/40

THE INTERVIEW

LADDER – ROUND 16

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Leopold 16 15 1 0 1905 685 278.1 60
2 St Joseph’s 16 13 3 0 1716 917 187.13 52
3 St Mary’s 16 13 3 0 1684 1012 166.4 52
4 Colac 16 11 5 0 1621 1099 147.5 44
5 South Barwon 16 10 6 0 1345 947 142.03 40
6 Bell Park 16 10 6 0 1368 1222 111.95 40
7 Newtown & Chilwell 16 9 7 0 1509 1093 138.06 36
8 Grovedale 16 6 10 0 1136 1368 83.04 24
9 North Shore 16 3 13 0 879 1702 51.65 12
10 St Albans 16 3 13 0 767 1769 43.36 12
11 Geelong West Giants 16 2 14 0 904 1629 55.49 8
12 Lara 16 1 15 0 615 2006 30.66 4

LEADING GOAL KICKERS – ROUND 16

Player Club M G
Sam Nichols Newtown & Chilwell 16 54
Jonty Broughton South Barwon 16 49
Brandon Howarth Leopold 16 48
Jarrod Garth Bell Park 14 45
Tom Gillies St Mary’s 15 45
Aiden Grace St Mary’s 13 41
Luke Hillman Colac 16 40
Curtis Mccarthy St Joseph’s 13 35
Lucas Anderson St Joseph’s 16 34
Jacob Sharp Newtown & Chilwell 15 32

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 17

Lara (12th) vs. Geelong West Giants (11th) @ Bisinella Oval, Saturday 2:10pm

Grovedale (8th) vs. Leopold (1st) @ Burdoo Reserve, Saturday 2:10pm

St Joseph’s (2nd) vs. Colac (4th) @ Drew Oval, Saturday 2:10pm

Newtown & Chilwell (7th) vs. North Shore (9th) @ Elderslie Reserve, Saturday 2:10pm

Bell Park (6th) vs. South Barwon (5th) @ Hamlyn Park, Saturday 2:10pm

St Albans (10th) vs. St Mary’s (2nd) @ The Gordon TAFE Oval, Saturday 2:10pm