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Falcons forced into changes

Modewarre’s Tom Bartlett will make his Geelong Falcons debut on Sunday. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG Falcons will unveil three debutants as it’s forced into mass changes ahead of Sunday’s NAB League Boys clash with Dandenong Stingrays in Bendigo on Sunday afternoon.

The start of private school football season means the Falcons lose access to Geelong College and Geelong Grammar students.

Archie Sinnott, Hamish Pierson, Tom Anastasopoulos, George McCulloch, Cooper Hayes, Kane Reid and Charlie Nelson all go out of the team that defeated the Northern Territory in Darwin last Sunday.

Modewarre’s Tom Bartlett, Barwon Heads big man Joe Pike and St Mary’s defender Nick Dowling will pull on a Falcons jumper for the first time,

Captain Jhye Clark returns from a two-week suspension and will be joined by fellow Vic Country Academy member Will Parkhouse.

Banjo Dyer and Chase Loftus have also been recalled.

The Falcons are unbeaten, having registered three wins and a draw in the season’s opening month, to sit third on the ladder.

Dandenong is sixth with three wins and a loss.

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NAB LEAGUE BOYS ROUND 5

GEELONG FALCONS (3rd) vs. DANDENONG STINGRAYS (6th)

QE Oval – Bendigo

Sunday, May 1, 2:45pm