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The Wash-Up – BFL Round 5

WINNERS

SCOREBOARD – ROUND 5

COUTAS COME FROM BEHIND TO ROLL POWER

Queenscliff has opened its account with a 10-point win over an inaccurate Newcomb at the Couta Bowl. Staring down the barrel of a fifth-straight loss to start the season when they trailed by 15 points at three-quater time, the Coutas banged on six goals to one in the final term, including three to former captain Jake Hedley who was swung forward by coach Steve Clark. “It was probably not so much relief – I suppose you could call it that in a way,” Clark said. “But it was more just reward for the boys’ effort, and what they’ve been trying to work towards, and acknowledge and improve. It was great to see the smiles on their faces.” For Newcomb, it’s its fourth consecutive loss – all by 16 points or less.

WARRIORS PAIR ON REPORT

Modewarre recruits Brett Blair and Adam Boshevski have been offered a one-week set penalty after both were yellow carded and reported in Saturday’s loss to Torquay at McCartney Oval. The Warriors are yet to decide whether they’ll challenge or accept, with the club likely to wait for the AFL Barwon Match Review Panel’s assessment of the incidents before deciding their next course of action.

KNEE CONCERN FOR GRUBBER

On a bright day for Ocean Grove at Howard Harmer Oval there was one dark spot. Banyule recruit Riley Hogarth made his first appearance for the Grubbers in the reserve grade contest with Barwon Heads as he made his return from a partial tear of his anterior cruciate ligament. However, he didn’t see out the match and is set to undergo scans. “Riley came off in the third quarter pretty distressed,” coach Pete Davey said. “He went over on his knee, and it doesn’t look great. He’ll go off and have an MRI and see what the damage is. Hopefully, it’s no the ACL, but we’ll just have to wait and see.”

CLUB MILESTONE FOR ERSKINE

A 10-goal haul in Anglesea’s hammering of Portarlington has seen Jordan Erskine pass 200 goals for the Roos. He now has 208 goals from 46 games at an average of 4.5 per match since arriving at Ellimatta Reserve in 2018. Erskine’s first goal against the Demons was his 550th since he landed in the region at Grovedale in 2013, where he kicked 351 goals.

ON POINT

Anglesea: 39/40
Barwon Heads: 36/40
Drysdale: 33/40
Geelong Amateur: 35/40
Modewarre: 40/40
Newcomb: 44/44
Ocean Grove: 30/40
Portarlington: 42/47
Queenscliff: 38/43
Torquay: 33/40

THE INTERVIEWS

LADDER – ROUND 5

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Torquay 5 5 0 0 586 280 209.29 20
2 Anglesea 5 4 1 0 492 335 146.87 16
3 Drysdale 5 3 2 0 542 375 144.53 12
4 Barwon Heads 5 3 2 0 500 411 121.65 12
5 Modewarre 5 3 2 0 416 351 118.52 12
6 Ocean Grove 5 3 2 0 403 389 103.6 12
7 Geelong Amateur 5 2 3 0 412 548 75.18 8
8 Newcomb 5 1 4 0 467 381 122.57 4
9 Queenscliff 5 1 4 0 383 527 72.68 4
10 Portarlington 5 0 5 0 189 793 23.83 0

LEADING GOAL KICKERS – ROUND 5

Player Club Goals
Jordan Erskine Anglesea 23
Andrew Steele Newcomb 21
Lucas Anderson Torquay 20
Mathew Hebbard Drysdale 18
James Paterson Ocean Grove 16
Callum Currie Torquay 14
James Breust Drysdale 14
Thomas Worpel Modewarre 13
Sam Hosking Geelong Amateur 11

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 6

Saturday, May 8

  • Modewarre vs. Portarlington @ Community Bank Oval, 2:10pm
  • Anglesea vs. Drysdale @ Ellimatta Reserve, 2:10pm
  • Geelong Amateur vs. Barwon Heads @ KFC Oval, 2:10pm
  • Newcomb vs. Torquay @ Newcomb Sand & Soil Oval, 2:10pm
  • Ocean Grove vs. Queenscliff @ Ray Menzies Oval, 2:10pm