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The Wash-Up – GFL Round 8

WINNERS

SCOREBOARD – ROUND 8

“THE” RESULT

St Joseph’s has held on for an eight-point win over St Mary’s in one of the games of the year to remain the only unbeaten side in the GFL. Young big man Tom Denning played arguably the best game of his 18-game career, kicking three crucial goals. At the other end of the ground, Aiden Grace snagged five majors to put himself in the frame for the GFL goal kicking award. There are only two months until the return bout in Round 16.

TALKING POINT

How big has next week’s clash between Bell Park and Grovedale become? The Dragons and Tigers both enter the match-up at Hamlyn Park with 4-4 win-loss record.

BIG WINNER

The quickening maturity of South Barwon under first-year coach Dave Farrell was on show as the Swans avoided a letdown against Geelong West. A seven-goal-to-two opening term ensured South consolidated its spot inside the top five and set-up a mouth-watering meeting with premiership contender Leopold.

THE KEY NUMBER

68. The number of seconds remaining on the clock when Leigh Ellis kicked the goal that gave Grovedale its fourth win of 2018. Ellis’ effort helpd the Tigers come from 13 points down at three-quarter time to beat North Shore by three points.

SOCIAL

ON POINT

Bell Park: 40/40
Colac: 31/40
Geelong West: 38/40
Grovedale: 36/40
Lara: 34/40
Leopold: 40/40
Newtown & Chilwell: 33/40
North Shore: 30/40
South Barwon: 36/40
St Albans: 30/40
St Joseph’s: 32/40
St Mary’s: 39/40

THE INTERVIEW

LADDER – ROUND 8

POS TEAM P W L D B FF FOR AGST % PTS
1 St Joseph’s 8 8 0 0 0 0 885 413 214.29 32
2 Leopold 8 7 1 0 0 0 894 380 235.26 28
3 St Mary’s 8 7 1 0 0 0 850 477 178.2 28
4 South Barwon 8 6 2 0 0 0 644 503 128.03 24
5 Colac 8 5 3 0 0 0 735 603 121.89 16
6 Grovedale 8 4 4 0 0 0 605 607 99.67 16
7 Bell Park 8 4 4 0 0 0 616 657 93.76 16
8 Newtown & Chilwell 8 2 6 0 0 0 653 658 99.24 8
9 North Shore 8 2 6 0 0 0 515 733 70.26 8
10 Geelong West 8 2 6 0 0 0 472 706 66.86 8
11 Lara 8 1 7 0 0 0 398 927 42.93 4
12 St Albans 8 8 8 0 0 0 411 997 41.22 0

LEADING GOAL KICKERS – ROUND 8

Player Club M G
Aiden Grace St Mary’s 8 25
Sam Nichols Newtown & Chilwell 8 25
Tom Gillies St Mary’s 8 25
Jonty Broughton South Barwon 8 23
Lucas Anderson St Joseph’s 8 22
Brandon Howarth Leopold 8 21
Luke Hillman Colac 7 21
Billie Smedts Leopold 8 18
Jarrod Garth Bell Park 8 18
Julian Dobosz North Shore 8 18

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 9

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

Colac vs. Lara @ Central Reserve, Saturday 2:10pm

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

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

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

North Shore vs. Newtown & Chilwell @ Windsor Park, Saturday 2:10pm

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