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The Wash-Up – GFL Round 2

WINNERS

GFL SCOREBOARD – ROUND 2

“THE” RESULT

A LUKE Smith-inspired Bell Park hands 2018 grand finalist St Mary’s consecutive losses to start the new season. Smith followed up his seven-goal haul in the opening round win over Lara with a handful against the Saints. The Shepparton recruit has put himself in the frame for GFL selection next month. Only problem is he may have played himself into the Geelong VFL team by that stage. St Mary’s faces a challenging three weeks between the Easter and Interleague breaks, with games against Newtown & Chilwell, Colac (at Colac) and Leopold.

THE TALKING POINT

An average winning margin of 87 points across the opening two rounds isn’t a good look for the state’s premier country football competition.

BIG WINNER

South Barwon. Good teams should put away lower-ranked opponents, and that’s exactly what the Swans did in handing a 99-point hiding to Grovedale to retain the John Nankervis Shield. Andrew Boseley was unstoppable in kicking eight goals, his best return in front of goal since arriving back at McDonald Reserve in 2017. They will now set themselves to beat St Joseph’s on ANZAC Day for the first time since 2014.

SCANS FOR DRAGONS BIG MAN

Bell Park ruck Josh Jokic is set to go undergo scans on a knee injury suffered early in the win over St Mary’s on Monday. “He got a knock on the knee … we’re not sure how bad,” co-coach Shane Jack told K rock’s The Wash-Up. “He’ll go in and get some scans on Monday, and, hopefully, it’s a good result for us.” James Rock (corkie) and Cooper Jones (foot) are expected to be right for the trip to Colac following Easter. Darby Schilder (neck) should also be ready to take on the Tigers are sitting out the clash with his former club.

SOCIAL

ON POINT

Bell Park: 37/40
Colac: 28/40
Geelong West: 30/45
Grovedale: 39/40
Lara: 42/47
Leopold: 40/40
Newtown & Chilwell: 34/40
North Shore: 32/47
South Barwon: 40/40
St Albans: 34/45
St Joseph’s: 33/40
St Mary’s: 38/40

THE INTERVIEW

LADDER

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Newtown & Chilwell 2 2 0 0 310 90 344.44 8
2 St Joseph’s 2 2 0 0 270 82 329.27 8
3 Bell Park 2 2 0 0 268 97 276.29 8
4 South Barwon 2 2 0 0 216 79 273.42 8
5 Colac 2 2 0 0 195 117 166.67 8
6 Leopold 2 1 1 0 183 134 136.57 4
7 Grovedale 2 1 1 0 231 178 129.78 4
8 St Mary’s 2 0 2 0 133 216 61.57 0
9 St Albans 2 0 2 0 98 160 61.25 0
10 Geelong West Giants 2 0 2 0 86 269 31.97 0
11 North Shore 2 0 2 0 61 316 19.3 0
12 Lara 2 0 2 0 50 363 13.77 0

LEADING GOAL KICKERS

Player Club M G
Andrew Boseley South Barwon 2 12
Luke Smith Bell Park 2 12
Douglas Palmer Newtown & Chilwell 2 8
Brandon Howarth Leopold 2 7
Darcy Troop Newtown & Chilwell 2 7
Hudson Garoni Grovedale 2 7
Lucas Anderson St Joseph’s 2 7
Lucas Boyd Leopold 2 7
Luke Hillman Colac 2 7

NEXT ROUND (April 25-27)

St Joseph’s vs. South Barwon @ Drew Oval – Thursday, April 25, 1:10pm

St Mary’s vs. Newtown & Chilwell @ Anthony Costa Oval – Saturday, April 27, 2:10pm

Lara vs. Grovedale @ Bisinella Oval – Saturday, April 27, 2:10pm

Colac vs. Bell Park @ Central Reserve – Saturday, April 27, 2:10pm

Leopold vs. St Albans @ Leopold Community Bank Oval – Saturday, April 27, 2:10pm

Geelong West vs. North Shore @ West Oval – Saturday, April 27, 5:10pm