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Saturday Spotlight – BFL Round 13

THE GAMES

Saturday, June 25

  • Anglesea vs. Modewarre @ Ellimatta Reserve, 2:10pm
  • Drysdale vs. Barwon Heads @ Mortimer Oval, 2:10pm
  • Newcomb vs. Queenscliff @ PlasterCom Oval. 2:10pm
  • Portarlington vs. Geelong Amateur @ Ron Evans Oval, 2:10pm
  • Torquay vs. Ocean Grove @ McCartney Oval, 2:10pm

MATCH OF THE ROUND

If it is safe to assume Drysdale and Torquay are going to fight out the minor premiership, then the focus of the BFL world will be the remaining three spots in the eight. Let’s start with third spot, which brings with it the prized double chance. Barwon Heads sits a game and close to 35 per cent clear of fourth-placed Modewarre. The Seagulls face the Hawks this afternoon at Mortimer Oval, with a win almost certainly locking away a qualifying final berth with five rounds remaining. However, the Headers are 0-3 from their match-ups with Drysdale and Torquay in 2021, including a narrow seven-point loss to the Hawks in a controversial Round 1 match-up at Howard Harmer Oval. Both teams will be without a bunch of key names. Drysdale won’t have Jarrod Garth, Lauchie Dalgleish, Flinn Chisholm, Chris Lynch or Billy Beardsell. Barwon Heads will be without the likes of Mitch Herbison, Mat Dyer, Brock Close, Will Jacobs, and Brad and Ryan Harvey. Mid-season acquisition Tony Armstrong’s first appearance for the Seagulls won’t come until after next week’s league-wide bye.

SEASONS ON THE LINE FOR COUTAS, ROOS

As we enter the final third of the season, Queenscliff and Anglesea know they can’t afford too many slipups over the remaining six rounds. Both sit two points behind Geelong Amateur. However, with Ammos facing the winless Portarlington, that gap could be six points come 5pm this afternoon if the Roos and Coutas can’t register victories today. Anglesea, whose percentage is 16 points adrift of Queenscliff, has the tougher assignment against Modewarre. The Coutas face Newcomb, which has been one of the most competitive 3-9 teams in BFL history. The Power has lost six games by 35 points or less, including by 27 points to Queenscliff in Round 1.

SECOND OPINION GETS STAR TIGER BACK IN ACTION

Just when it appeared Torquay star Max Hurley was set to stay on the sidelines for the remainder of the season, a second opinion on an ankle injury has seen the 2017 premiership player return to the field. “It’s just unbelievable to see him playing,” coach Dom Gleeson said. “He either had to have surgery or have a year off footy. He couldn’t get in for surgery, so he thought he’d try his luck with another doctor, who gave him the all-clear to play with a cortisone injection a while back. He’s just come on in leaps and bounds.” Playing a role in the backline, Hurley has strung together four consecutive senior games.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

THE TEAMS

BFL – ROUND 13