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The Wash-Up – GFL Round 4

WINNERS

GFL SCOREBOARD – ROUND 4

“THE” RESULT

St Mary’s ended its winless start to the season, and at the same time brought Colac’s unbeaten run to a halt, with a surprise four-point result at Central Reserve. The Saints did endure a few nervous moments in kicking 2.4 in the final term as the Tigers reeled in a 15-point three-quarter time deficit before the visitors were able to find a match-winning goal. “Credit to our boys, being where we’re at, to be headed in the last quarter and then to fight back was outstanding, and should help us move forward,” co-coach Travis Robertson said.

THE TALKING POINT

If St Joseph’s is giving a team like Bell Park a 108-point touch-up, are the rest of the competition playing for second?  The two-time reigning premier would be short odds to become just the third club to claim a hat-trick of GFL titles in September based on current form. After an even first quarter at Hamlyn Park, Joeys shifted into gear to kick 17 goals to one from that point on. “Coming in, we’ve probably been patchy over the last few weeks but managed to get the job done,” coach Paul Carson said. “To Bell Park’s credit, they really challenged us in the first quarter … they bounced out of the blocks and looked really sharp and we thought it was game on. We tweaked a few things at quarter time and from then on it was really pleasing.”

THE UNLIKELY FORWARD

In more than 60 GFL senior game prior to yesterday, Newtown & Chilwell’s Nelson Browne had kicked just nine goals, including none in the opening three rounds. However, he may be set for a permanent move forward after slotting home eight majors in the Eagles’ 136-point hiding of North Shore at Windsor Park.

THE KEY NUMBER

108. The margin between St Joseph’s and Bell Park was the biggest win by Joeys in 69 GFL meetings between the clubs. It’s also the second time St Joseph’s has beaten the Dragons by more than 100 points in just under 12 months after handing out a 104-point hiding in Round 6 last year.

SOCIAL

A special moment for Doyle Madigan yesterday, making his senior debut and receiving his jumper from club legend Warwick…

Posted by South Barwon Football & Netball Club on Saturday, 4 May 2019

ON POINT

Bell Park: 38/40
Colac: 29/40
Geelong West: 37/45
Grovedale: 40/40
Lara: 42/47
Leopold: 39/40
Newtown & Chilwell: 38/40
North Shore: 32/47
South Barwon: 40/40
St Albans: 35/45
St Joseph’s: 32/40
St Mary’s: 35/40

THE INTERVIEW

LADDER

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Newtown & Chilwell 4 4 0 0 569 160 355.62 16
2 St Joseph’s 4 4 0 0 510 188 271.28 16
3 Leopold 4 3 1 0 442 236 187.29 12
4 Colac 4 3 1 0 343 227 151.1 12
5 South Barwon 4 3 1 0 375 257 145.91 12
6 Grovedale 4 2 2 0 396 361 109.7 8
7 Bell Park 4 2 2 0 350 329 106.38 8
8 St Albans 4 1 3 0 262 281 93.24 4
9 St Mary’s 4 1 3 0 246 378 65.08 4
10 Geelong West Giants 4 1 3 0 254 403 63.03 4
11 North Shore 4 0 4 0 127 559 22.72 0
12 Lara 4 0 4 0 95 590 16.1 0

LEADING GOAL KICKERS

Player Club M G
Andrew Boseley South Barwon 4 20
Lucas Boyd Leopold 4 17
Jacob Sharp Newtown & Chilwell 4 15
Brandon Howarth Leopold 4 14
Hudson Garoni Grovedale 4 13
Jackson Davis St Joseph’s 4 13
Lucas Anderson St Joseph’s 4 13
Luke Smith Bell Park 2 12
Doug Palmer Newtown & Chilwell 4 11

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 5

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

Grovedale vs. Geelong West Giants @ Burdoo Reserve – Saturday, 2:10pm

St Joseph’s vs. St Albans @ Drew Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

Newtown & Chilwell vs. Colac @ Elderslie Reserve – Saturday, 2:10pm

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

North Shore vs. Bell Park @ Windsor Park – Saturday, 2:10pm