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Saturday Spotlight – GDFL Round 5

THE GAMES

Saturday, May 7

MATCH OF THE ROUND

There are not many better rivalries in the region, let alone the GDFL than East Geelong and Thomson. Adding extra spice to this week’s match-up is their respective ladder positions. The Tigers cross the roundabout with an unbeaten record, while the Eagles are coming off a narrow loss to Bell Post Hill. East will be without star ruck Tim McLennan after he was concussed in an incident that cost reigning Whitley medalist Dylan Witney a two-week suspension. Star recruit Tom Maas (ankle) will also be missing again. If Thomson can overcome the Eagles, and Inverleigh has the better of Bell Post Hill, the Tigers will have an eight-point buffer inside the top three.

WADDAWURRUNG COMMUNITY GAME

The match-up between Corio and the Belmont Lions will double as the annual Waddawurrung Community Game between the two clubs. Both clubs will wear indigenous-themed jumpers, while an award will be presented to the best player on the ground. Both the Devils and Lions are chasing their first win of the season.

PANTHERS INDUCT LIFE MEMBERS

Bell Post Hill used its Past Players’ Day last week, which included marking the 10th anniversary of its 2012 senior premiership, to honour two servants with life membership. Long-serving football director Tony Dosen and 200-game Kane Grossman were both inducted last week.

TMG STILL ON TARGET

Former Bannockburn spearhead Tom Mullane-Grant is still having no trouble kicking bags of goals despite being in the twilight of his career. Mullane-Grant, who also played in our region with Drysdale and Otway Districts, headed to the state’s northeast ahead of the 2019 season, joining Ovens and King league club Bright. In that year, he kicked 121 goals from 21 games. Last year, Mullane-Grant kicked 32 goals from eight games. On the weekend, he slammed home 12 goals in a 173-point win over Moyhu, giving him 36 for the season from five appearances.

THE TEAMS

GDFL – ROUND 5