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The Wash-Up – GFL Round 12

WINNERS

GFL SCOREBOARD – ROUND 12

“THE” RESULT

St Joseph’s handed Newtown & Chilwell its first loss since Round 17, 2018, and just the Eagles’ second in 20 matches following a 21-point win at Elderslie Reserve. The win by the two-time reigning premier has opened up the battle for top spot, with Newtown & Chilwell remaining on 42 points and Joeys and Colac improving to 40 with six rounds remaining. Coach Paul Carson says they enjoyed winning the latest ‘Battle of the Milk Bar’. “The vibe was up-and-about, and the boys were feeling pretty good about themselves,” he said. “And I probably tried to add to that a little bit; we like to celebrate our wins, and we don’t take anything for granted, and the boys were excited.” Carson said St Joseph’s went into the clash well prepared for the Eagles. “We dove pretty deep into Newtown throughout the week and dissected what we thought were their weaknesses, and where we could probably get a hold of them,” he said. “We did a lot of homework compared to previous weeks, and the pleasing thing was that probably came to fruition, and we had 22 contributors really play their role.

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN STAR FOR COUNTRY

The GFL-dominated Vic Country team has had the better of the VAFA in the bi-annual clash for the Brian Molony Cup at Carlton’s IKON Park. St Albans recruit Sam Michael was named best for Country, while St Joseph’s Curtis McCarthy (2) and South Barwon’s Andrew Boseley (1) were among the goal kickers. McCarthy’s Joeys teammate Cam Tudor, Newtown & Chilwell young gun Alex Cincotta, Leopold star Marcus Thompson, and Bell Park’s Nik Rokahr were also in the final Country team.

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BOSELEY ABSENCE OPENS DOOR FOR BOYD

Andrew Boseley’s selection in the Vic Country team has allowed Leopold’s Lucas Boyd to close the gap in the race for the GFL goal kicking. The South Barwon star held a seven-goal buffer heading into the mid-season break. However, that’s been reduced to four after Boyd slotted three majors in the Lions’ 55-point win over Bell Park. Boseley’s looking to become the first Swan since Ian Tomkins in 1994 to win the award. Boyd would be the first Leopold player to claim the title if can catch Boseley.

KERAS CALLS TIME ON VFL, TSITAS MAKES ANOTHER TIGER APPEARANCE

St Joseph’s will have access to Jordan Keras for the remainder of the 2019 season after his decision to step away from the Geelong VFL program. The health of the Cats’ AFL list has also squeezed out VFL co-captain James Tsitas, which has seen him play consecutive games with Grovedale. Just five VFL-listed players represented Geelong on the weekend. “With our VFL program, it’s AFL first,” Cats coach Shane O’Bree said. “We want VFL players that can play multiple positions and it’s just unfortunate those guys… Jordy didn’t like it, couldn’t cope with it, whereas James understands that he’ll get his opportunity again towards the end of the season. But at the moment there’s a lack of spots. We’ve got Luke Smith and Jackson McLachlan going really well as forwards, then we’ve got Ben Reid and Aaron Black as very reliable defenders. Then you’ve got to play a 23rd and today it was Cooper Jones. That’s how it works.”

CHANDLER CHIPS IN FOR SEAGULLS

North Shore assistant coach James Chandler suited up for his first GFL senior game in seven years in the Seagulls’ loss to Geelong West. Chandler last pulled on the blue and gold in the penultimate round of the 2012 season, a game in which Geelong great Brad Ottens lined up for opponent Newtown & Chilwell. In between, he has stints with BFL club Drysdale and GDFL team North Geelong, which included taking over as caretaker coach in 2016. He returned to Windsor Park in an off-field role last year.

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ON POINT

Bell Park: 36/40
Colac: 27/40
Geelong West: 32/45
Grovedale: 40/40
Lara: 37/47
Leopold: 39/40
Newtown & Chilwell: 36/40
North Shore: 42/47
South Barwon: 40/40
St Albans: 25/45
St Joseph’s: 40/40
St Mary’s: 37/40

THE INTERVIEW

LADDER – ROUND 12

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Newtown & Chilwell 12 10 1 1 1175 574 204.7 42
2 St Joseph’s 12 10 2 0 1326 653 203.06 40
3 Colac 12 10 2 0 1171 711 164.7 40
4 Leopold 12 8 3 1 1097 730 150.27 34
5 Bell Park 12 8 4 0 1056 839 125.86 32
6 South Barwon 12 7 5 0 1053 747 140.96 28
7 St Mary’s 12 7 5 0 1027 872 117.78 28
8 Geelong West 12 4 8 0 826 1049 78.74 16
9 St Albans 12 3 9 0 869 907 95.81 12
10 Grovedale 12 3 9 0 875 1217 71.9 12
11 Lara 12 1 11 0 499 1445 34.53 4
12 North Shore 12 0 12 0 413 1643 25.14 0

LEADING GOAL KICKERS – ROUND 12

Player Club M G
Andrew Boseley South Barwon 11 40
Lucas Boyd Leopold 11 36
Brock Van Doren Lara 12 27
Zac Smith St Albans 11 25
Connor Joseph Newtown & Chilwell 12 22
Cooper Jones Bell Park 8 22
Lucas Anderson St Joseph’s 10 22
Patrick Dowling St Mary’s 10 22
Jacob Sharp Newtown & Chilwell 9 21

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 13

St Mary’s vs. North Shore @ Anthony Costa Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

Grovedale vs. Lara @ Burdoo Reserve – Saturday, 2:10pm

Colac vs. Newtown & Chilwell @ Central Reserve – Saturday, 2:10pm

St Joseph’s vs. Bell Park @ Drew Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

St Albans vs. Leopold @ The Gordon TAFE Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm

Geelong West Giants vs. South Barwon @ West Oval – Saturday, 2:10pm