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The Wash-Up – BFL Round 14

WINNERS

SCOREBOARD – ROUND 14

CRUCIAL WIN FOR GRUBBERS

Off-season acquisition Bailey Cameron has kicked a late goal from the boundary line to ensure Ocean Grove stayed inside the top five – and a live double-chance hope – with four rounds remaining. The Grubbers conceded the lead to Geelong Amateur in time on of the final quarter of the clash at Ray Menzies Oval before Cameron stepped up to the plate. However, there were still some nervous moments for Pete Davey’s men. “The last ten seconds they had the footy about 50m out, and with a couple of seconds to go, they put a high ball into the goal square,” Davey told The Wash-up podcast. “And I’m starting to think how am I going to console these boys in the rooms after the game – even a draw, that would have been a bad result. But, fortunately, the siren went about half-a-second before the footy touched hands and we held on.”

RARE FINALS MISS FOR AMMOS

Geelong Amateur will absent from the BFL finals for just the fourth time since joining the competition in 1995. The one-point loss to Ocean Grove means even four wins to round out the season wouldn’t be enough for Ammos, who were minor premier in 2019. Amazingly, with just three wins in what will be a 15-round season, Amateur will finish with a negative win-loss record. When it previously missed the finals in 1998, 1999 and 2012, Ammos finished with 9-9 win-loss record each time.

POWER DROUGHT CONTINUES

Newcomb will join Geelong Amateur in watching on come finals time, extending its absence from the top five to 14 years. The Power has been the tease of the season in 2021, with six losses by 22 points or less. Their two losses to Drysdale, who they faced on the weekend have been by similar margins. On Saturday, it was 22 points as the Hawks won 16.12 (108) to 13.8 (86). Back in Round 8, Drysdale got home 15.13 (103) to 13.4 (82).

DAY OUT FOR NEW COUTA

Luke Di Lizio has become the first Queenscliff player to kick double-figure goals in a game since 2014. The first-year Couta slammed home 12 majors in the 169-point hiding of Portarlington. The last player in red, white and blue to kick ten or more was Daniel DeGois in 2014. He kicked 16 goals in Round 15 against Newcomb to follow up the 14 he booted against the Power in Round 9 that year.

THE INTERVIEWS

LADDER – ROUND 14

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Torquay 11 11 0 0 1367 601 227.45 44
2 Modewarre 11 8 3 0 1021 689 148.19 32
3 Barwon Heads 11 7 4 0 1120 745 150.34 28
4 Ocean Grove 11 7 4 0 889 801 110.99 28
5 Anglesea 11 7 4 0 963 949 101.48 28
6 Drysdale 11 6 5 0 1072 852 125.82 24
7 Newcomb 11 3 8 0 957 886 108.01 12
8 Queenscliff 11 3 8 0 971 1039 93.46 12
9 Geelong Amateur 11 3 8 0 782 1073 72.88 12
10 Portarlington 11 0 11 0 312 1819 17.15 0

LEADING GOALKICKERS – ROUND 14

PLAYER CLUB GOALS
Lucas Anderson Torquay 43
James Breust Drysdale 40
Jordan Erskine Anglesea 39
Mat Hebbard Drysdale 35
James Paterson Ocean Grove 32
Nathan Brown Barwon Heads 32
Luke Di Lizio Queenscliff 30
Tom Worpel Modewarre 30
Andrew Steele Newcomb 29
Paul McMahon Torquay 29

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 15

Saturday, July 17

  • Barwon Heads vs. Newcomb @ Howard Harmer Oval, 2:10pm
  • Geelong Amateur vs. Anglesea @ KFC Oval, 2:10pm
  • Torquay vs. Portarlington @ McCartney Oval, 2:10pm
  • Drysdale vs. Ocean Grove @ Mortimer Oval, 2:10pm
  • Queenscliff vs. Modewarre @ Queenscliff Recreation Reserve, 2:10pm