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The Wash-Up – GFL Round 10

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SCOREBOARD – ROUND 10

DAY OUT FOR PEEL

A FIVE-goal haul from captain David Peel has helped Geelong West to a crucial victory over Newtown & Chilwell at West Oval. It was a career-high for Peel in his 72nd game for the Giants, with four on two previous occasions his best at GFL senior level. “He’s had a pretty good year,” coach Greg Mellor told The Wash-up podcast. “Missed three or four weeks with a calf injury, but before that, he’s been finding the footy. And with some more additions through our midfield, he’s been able to spend a little bit more time forward.

HOVEY HURT AS JOEYS SEE OFF LEOPOLD

A calf injury suffered by key defender Josh Hovey has taken some of the shine off St Joseph’s 47-point win over Leopold at Drew Oval. Coach Paul Carson says Joeys are unsure of how serious it is. It will be assessed today (Sunday) in our recovery group, and he’ll probably see the physio (Monday),” Carson told The Wash-up. The bye probably comes at a good time … we’re hoping it might only be a couple of weeks, fingers crossed.” Carson does have options to replace Hovey, with Jack Elkington closing in on a debut and Oscar Morrison likely to be available with the Geelong Falcons fixtured for the bye.

STONE CALLS FOR BETTER DAY PROTECTION

Lara coach Shayne Stone has called for spearhead Mitch Day to be given a fairer go by the umpires following Saturday’s loss to Grovedale at Burdoo Reserve. Day, who sits second on the GFL goalkicking table with 24 for the season, was the subject of plenty of attention from the Tigers’ defence while kicking 2.3. “He gets held and jumped and all that sort of stuff,” Stone told K rock’s GFL Match of the Day coverage. “I don’t know whether it’s because he’s a little bit older and a little bit bigger, and a little bit rougher with the young kids. Maybe they don’t like that.”

FERGUSON JOINS EXCLUSIVE CLUB

Records in the GFL are not entirely accurate, so we can’t tell you how many people before Bailey Ferguson have scored a goal with their first kick at senior level. However, with every game being filmed, the Geelong Falcons-listed Grovedale forward will have lifelong evidence of achieving the feat at the four-minute mark of the opening term of the Tigers’ win over Lara at Burdoo Reserve

BATSON KICKS THREE ON DEBUT

Will Batson has made a solid debut for St Mary’s as the reigning premier remained unbeaten with a 43-point win over finals aspirants Bell Park at Hi Sushi Oval. Batson, who is a product of the Saints’ envied junior program, kicked three goals and finished with 19 possessions. “A dream debut kicking three goals,” co-coach Travis Robertson said. “He took a while to get used to the speed and physicality but got better as the game went on.”

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LADDER – ROUND 10

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Colac 7 7 0 0 767 316 242.72 28
2 St Mary’s 7 6 0 1 649 336 193.15 26
3 Grovedale 7 6 1 0 707 464 152.37 24
4 Geelong West 7 5 2 0 565 525 107.62 20
5 South Barwon 7 4 3 0 661 472 140.04 16
6 St Joseph’s 7 4 3 0 544 516 105.43 16
7 Bell Park 7 4 3 0 529 509 103.93 16
8 N’town & C’well 7 2 4 1 458 612 74.84 10
9 Lara 7 2 5 0 542 719 75.38 8
10 Leopold 7 1 6 0 572 650 88 4
11 St Albans 7 0 7 0 300 684 43.86 0
12 North Shore 7 0 7 0 371 862 43.04 0

LEADING GOALKICKERS – ROUND 10

PLAYER CLUB GOALS
Tom Gillett Grovedale 32
Mitch Day Lara 24
Andrew Boseley South Barwon 19
Cam Delaney Grovedale 19
James Syddall South Barwon 19
Adam Garner Colac 18
Cam Tudor St Joseph’s 18
Luke Hillman Colac 16
Tom Ruggles Leopold 16
Jackson Bright Bell Park 14

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 11 

Saturday, June 26

  • St Mary’s vs. Geelong West Giants @ Anthony Costa Oval, 2:10pm
  • Colac vs. Grovedale @ Australian Lamb Company Stadium, 2:10pm
  • Lara vs. Bell Park @ Bisinella Oval, 2:10pm
  • Newtown & Chilwell vs. St Albans @ Elderslie Reserve, 2:10pm
  • Leopold vs. South Barwon @ Leopold Community Bank Oval – Hamlyn Park, 2:10pm
  • North Shore vs. St Joseph’s @ Windsor Park, 2:10pm