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The Wash-Up – GDFL Round 1

WINNERS

GDFL SCOREBOARD – ROUND 1

POODLE RETURNS TO HAUNT ROOS

Luke Wilson set a new career-high for goals with six majors in North Geelong’s massive win over Anakie. Wilson’s half-dozen would have bemused long-time Roos supporters, with ‘Poodle’ never doing better than three goals in a game during his 128 outings in the red and blue. In fact, he averaged less than half-a-goal a game for Anakie, with 60 majors during his time at DeMotts Road.

A WORD ON THE WISEMAN

Thomson co-coach Sam Jacka is “not sure” whether Adam Wiseman’s decorated career will continue in 2021. The 41-year-old defender has been spotted at training but is yet to commit to either playing or retirement. “I think ‘Wiz’ is just weighing a few things up at the moment, and we’ll have those discussions with him,” Jacka told The Wash-up. “The hope is to still get him to play… but I can’t give you 100 per cent “yes” or “no”. The plan is for him to play, but we’ll just have to see how that one plays out.”

MAGPIES RESIGNED TO LOSING WRIGHT

North Geelong coach Ayden George is preparing for life without talented midfielder Lachie Wright. The 2013 premiership player is making his way as a triathlete, finishing fourth in his age group (25-29) at the recent Geelong Ironman 70.3. “It was something that surprised him, and most of the advice he’s been given is that he’s got a great chance at furthering what he’s doing if he’s prepared to commit and go about it 100 per cent,” George said. “At the minute, he looks like following that path, and I guess the sky’s the limit with what he’s trying to do now. He’s got a great attitude and he’s so committed, so you can’t knock the bloke for wanting to go down that path.”

BENNETT MAKES AN IMPACT

In his first game in seven years for Corio, Joel Bennett wasted no time in reminding the Devils faithful of his undoubted talent. The star midfielder was unable to lift Corio past the Belmont Lions in the battle for the WaddaWurrung Community Boomerang, with the Devils falling by 49 points. However, Bennett, whose last competitive game of football was with VFL club Werribee, picked up the Allan Couzens Award as best-on-ground in the Indigenous Game, as voted on by Lions president Mark Edwards.

ON POINT

Anakie: 42/45
Bannockburn: 37/40
Bell Post Hill: 33/44
Belmont Lions: 44/44
Corio: 38/47
East Geelong: 41/42
Geelong West: 37/42
Inverleigh: 39/40
North Geelong: 38/44
Thomson: 37/40
Werribee Centrals: 34/40
Winchelsea: 35/44

THE INTERVIEWS

LADDER – ROUND 1

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 North Geelong 1 1 0 0 151 22 686.36 4
2 Belmont Lions 1 1 0 0 100 51 196.08 4
3 Bannockburn 1 1 0 0 64 38 168.42 4
4 Inverleigh 1 1 0 0 66 49 134.69 4
5 Werribee Centrals 1 1 0 0 53 42 126.19 4
6 Thomson 1 1 0 0 72 65 110.77 4
7 East Geelong 1 0 1 0 65 72 90.28 0
8 Geelong West 1 0 1 0 42 53 79.25 0
9 Bell Post Hill 1 0 1 0 49 66 74.24 0
10 Winchelsea 1 0 1 0 38 64 59.38 0
11 Corio 1 0 1 0 51 100 51 0
12 Anakie 1 0 1 0 22 151 14.57 0

LEADING GOAL KICKERS – ROUND 1

Player Club M G
Luke Wilson North Geelong 1 6
Brent McGrath East Geelong 1 5
Ayden George North Geelong 1 4
Brent Jacques Belmont Lions 1 4
Blake Miller Bannockburn 1 3
Brenden Wilson Werribee Centrals 1 3
Brent Macleod Thomson 1 3
Casey Meehan Inverleigh 1 3
Joshua Gray Belmont Lions 1 3
Tom Schwennesen North Geelong 1 3

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 2

Saturday, April 17

Winchelsea vs. North Geelong @ Eastern Reserve, 2:00pm

Inverleigh vs. East Geelong @ Inverleigh Reserve, 2:00pm

Belmont Lions vs. Geelong West @ Winter Reserve, 2:00pm

Thomson vs. Bannockburn @ Godfrey Street, 2:00pm

Corio vs. Bell Post Hill @ VIVA Energy Oval, 2:00pm

Werribee Centrals vs. Anakie @ Symal Oval – Galvin Park, 2:00pm