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The Wash-Up – BFL Round 11

WINNERS

BFL SCOREBOARD – ROUND 11

“THE” RESULT

GEELONG Amateur reclaimed top spot from Torquay with a 26-point win over its arch-rival at KFC Oval on Sunday afternoon. The victory has the Ammos, who lost to the Tigers by 63 points in Round 1, half-a-game clear on top of the ladder with seven rounds to play. However, they are only six points clear of sixth-placed Modewarre in what is shaping as an intriguing final two months of the home-and-away season. Mitch Day kicked five goals in a performance that ultimately proved the difference between the two teams.

POWER UP

Newcomb beat a team other than Portarlington twice in a season for the first time since its most recent premiership year of 2007 with its 22-point victory over Queenscliff at Queenscliff Recreation Reserve. Power youngster Will Broad made the most of a late reprieve with a best-on-ground performance in just his 10th senior appearance. Broad came back into the senior side following the withdrawal of star midfielder James Hussey due to illness.  “It was definitely his best performance for the year,” Power assistant coach Chris Taylor said. “Broady came into the side from the reserves, so to come in with late notice and play well was really full credit to him. He works pretty hard on the track and he might keep his spot for a bit longer, Broady, he played really well.”

SPRAGUE BOOST FOR BARWON HEADS

Touted as a potential rookie draft selection in 2018, Geelong Falcons 19-year-old Charlie Sprague has now played three games for Barwon Heads and looks set to qualify for finals action for the Seagulls. He was again impressive as last year’s runner-up beat reigning premier Modewarre for the second time in 2019, running out 38-point winners at Howard Harmer Oval on Saturday.

ABLETT BACK FOR WARRIORS

AFTER being hampered by an ankle issue in the first half of the season, Modewarre veteran Nathan Ablett finally made his return to football in the Warriors’ reserve grade loss to Barwon Heads on Saturday. Following consecutive losses by the senior team, including their biggest lost of the year to the Seagulls, co-coaches John Meesen and Seamus Orr might be tempted to play the Geelong premiership player in next Sunday’s mouthwatering meeting with Surf Coast rival Torquay.

SOCIAL

ON POINT

Anglesea: 38/40
Barwon Heads: 38/40
Drysdale: 36/43
Geelong Amateur: 33/40
Modewarre: 36/40
Newcomb: 47/47
Ocean Grove: 39/40
Portarlington: 36/47
Queenscliff: 30/40
Torquay: 35/40

THE INTERVIEW

LADDER – ROUND 11

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Geelong Amateur 11 8 2 1 1046 737 141.93 34
2 Torquay 11 8 3 0 998 650 153.54 32
3 Drysdale 11 8 3 0 1047 722 145.01 32
4 Anglesea 11 7 3 1 1071 776 138.02 30
5 Barwon Heads 11 7 4 0 1004 673 149.18 28
6 Modewarre 11 7 4 0 1129 820 137.68 28
7 Newcomb 11 4 7 0 709 1056 67.14 16
8 Ocean Grove 11 3 8 0 781 977 79.94 12
9 Queenscliff 11 2 9 0 768 1132 67.84 8
10 Portarlington 11 0 11 0 417 1427 29.22 0

LEADING GOAL KICKERS – ROUND 11

Player Club M G AG
Jordan Erskine Anglesea 11 67 6.09
Mitch Day Geelong Amateur 11 41 3.73
Jarrod Garth Drysdale 7 38 5.43
Matt Hebbard Drysdale 11 34 3.09
Jesse Douglas Modewarre 11 27 2.45
Callum Currie Torquay 11 24 2.18
Tom Worpel Modewarre 11 24 2.18
Cory Connor Ocean Grove 6 22 3.67
Sam Hosking Geelong Amateur 11 22 2
Harry Kershaw Geelong Amateur 11 20 1.82

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 12

Anglesea vs. Ocean Grove @ Alcoa Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

Barwon Heads vs. Queenscliff @ Howard Harmer Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

Drysdale vs. Portarlington @ Mortimer Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

Newcomb vs. Geelong Amateur @ Newcomb Sand & Soil Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

Modewarre vs. Torquay @ Community Bank Oval – Sunday, 2:10pm