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Anglesea looks set to welcome back midfield veteran Ryan Williams when the BFL season resumes. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

ANGLESEA midfielder Ryan Williams will play his first match since early May, and veteran swingman Dale Carson is set to return from a more than month-long layoff when the BFL season resumes.

Williams last played in the Round 5 win over Portarlington and has been sidelined with a hamstring issue ever since.

“Ryan’s keen as mustard,” coach Paul Nigro. “He’s done some hard yards to get back with view on the backend of the season and finals.

“We’re certainly keen to roll him out when we can, and fingers crossed we have a finals campaign of however long we can muster through there.”

Carson hasn’t played since going forward and kicking two goals in the Round 12 win over Modewarre on June 19 as he battled a foot problem.

Nigro says the issue has settled with a break from playing.

“He just needed time off it,” Nigro said. “It was one of those ones that just needed rest.

“So, that will also work in our favour, with him coming in at the backend.

On Wednesday, AFL Barwon indicated to clubs it will make match-ups between clubs that are yet to meet in 2021 a priority when the season resumes,

Depending on what date, Anglesea is likely to play Geelong Amateur in a virtual elimination final.

After consecutive losses to 2019 grand finalists Barwon Heads and Torquay before the latest COVID shutdown of the season, the Roos have tumbled from second to fifth and shed 23 per cent in the process.

A win over the ninth-placed Ammos would guarantee a finals berth; however, a loss and a Drysdale win over Ocean Grove could see Anglesea on the outside looking in mid-August.

“Geelong Amateur, if it’s the last game for them, will be looking to go out on a high,” Nigro said.

“There’s a couple of players at the backend of their career on their list, and possibly ours as well.

“It will be a game of some substance.”

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