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Saturday Spotlight – GDFL Round 2

THE GAMES

  • INVERLEIGH vs. EAST GEELONG @ INVERLEIGH RESERVE, 2:00pm
  • BELMONT LIONS vs. GEELONG WEST GIANTS @ WINTER RESERVE, 2:00pm
  • NORTH GEELONG vs. WINCHELSEA @ KEITH BARCLAY OVAL, 2:00pm
  • WERRIBEE CENTRALS vs. ANAKIE @ SYMAL OVAL – GALVIN PARK, 2:00pm
  • THOMSON vs. BANNOCKBURN @ GODFREY STREET, 2:00pm
  • CORIO vs. BELL POST HILL @ VIVA ENERGY OVAL, 2:00pm

MATCH OF THE ROUND

All eyes will be on Godfrey Street as Thomson and Bannockburn meet for the first time since the 2019 grand final. On that day, Bannockburn prevailed by six points in an upset victory over the men in purple. Both teams have seen a change in personnel over the past 19 months. However, you won’t find many arguing that the two Tigers will both feature in finals action. Will we see the battle of Whitley medallists Brent Macleod and Matt James in the midfield?

FORMER SKIPPER RETURNS FOR HAWKS

After 201 games senior level, Inverleigh veteran Ryan Garrad found himself running out for a game at midday for the first time in his career last week. However, after an impressive performance in the Hawks’ reserve grade against Bell Post Hill in Round 1, he’s been recalled by coach Adam Donohue for the clash with East Geelong. Inverleigh has made three changes, with Jarrod Love, playing his first senior game since returning from stints at Bell Park and Drysdale, and the experienced Nathan Mayes included. Blake Hutchinson is suspended, while Jake Templeton and Michael Grozdanovski will play reserves before attending a wedding later in the day.

150 FOR DURABLE ROO

Jordan Kavanagh will reach a significant milestone when he runs out for game 150 for Anakie, Kavanagh, who was a Lara junior, arrived at DeMotts Road in 2011. After five matches in the reserves, he hasn’t played the early game again. In fact, he’s missed just nine games since, including playing 86 consecutive. He missed seven games with a hand injury. “It means heaps,” Kavanagh said when asked about the milestone. “They’ve been good to me out there. I’ve enjoyed my nine years out there. They’re a good family club.” Kavanagh won the Roos best-and-fairest in 2015.

TROPHY ON THE LINE

Werribee Centrals and Anakie will again do battle for the Williamson-Gillett Memorial Trophy when they clash at Galvin Park. The trophy, which is a recent addition to the local football landscape, honours Centurion icon Dawn Williamson and revered Anakie figure Neil “Hotdog” Gillett.

THE TEAMS

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