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The Wash-Up – GFL Round 12

WINNERS

SCOREBOARD – ROUND 12

DRAGONS SLAY UNDERSTRENGTH TIGERS

Bell Park coach Shane Jack was pleased with how his team approached Saturday’s 160-point win over Grovedale. The Dragons took arguably their strongest line-up of the season into the clash at Hi Sushi Oval, while the Tigers went in without Ryan Abbott, Tom Gillett and the Delaney brothers. “The focus leading up was just about us,” Jack told The Wash-up podcast. “We thought if we played our best footy, it doesn’t matter what team they rolled out with, we were going to be hard to beat.”

REACHING FOR THE RECORD BOOKS

Bell Park’s win 160-point win over Grovedale has us reaching for the record books when it comes to clashes between the two clubs. However, the Dragons score and margin were well short of the record for match-ups with the Tigers. On its way to its most recent premiership in 2011, Bell Park posted 38.18 (246) to 4.9 (33) for a 213-point victory in Round 14 that year at Hi Sushi Oval. Kristian Bucovaz, who played in the Dragons’ reserves on Saturday, slammed on 13 goals in that game. Bell Park great Tim Sheringham and key forward Jackson Bright featured both on the weekend and in that 2011 game.

SCANS FOR SPEEDY

If Grovedale’s 160-point loss wasn’t bad enough, the defeat has been further soured by a knee injury suffered by co-captain Nathan Deans during the first quarter. The Tigers say the 2016 Mathieson medallist will go for scans on Monday, with fingers crossed it’s not too serious.

DOWLING DESTROYS SUPERSAINTS

Paddy Dowling is already challenging for St Mary’s leading goalkicker award despite only playing two games for the season. He followed up 2.5 in the narrow win over Geelong West in Round 11 with an outstanding eight-goal haul in the Saints’ 183-point smashing of St Albans. He sits just two goals behind Tom Lang, who missed the win.

STREAK OVER

Jono Arcoraci’s streak of 65 consecutive games across three clubs has come to an end. Starting in Round 16, 2016 while at North Shore, Arcoraci played 57-straight at the Seagulls before joining Bell Park in 2019. At the Dragons, he played every game that year. Since arriving at Anthony Costa Oval, he hadn’t missed until Saturday.

THE INTERVIEWS

 

LADDER – ROUND 12

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Colac 9 9 0 0 982 448 219.2 36
2 St Mary’s 9 8 0 1 905 404 224.01 34
3 South Barwon 9 6 3 0 880 597 147.4 24
4 Bell Park 9 6 3 0 805 592 135.98 24

5

Geelong West 9 6 3 0 702 645 108.84 24
6 Grovedale 9 6 3 0 801 764 104.84 24

7

St Joseph’s 9 5 4 0 764 664 115.06 20
8 Newtown & Chilwell 9 3 5 1 675 733 92.09 14

9

Leopold 9 2 7 0 711 784 90.69 8
10 Lara 9 2 7 0 646 878 73.58 8

11

North Shore 9 0 9 0 479 1155 41.47 0
12 St Albans 9 0 9 0 346 1032 33.53 0

LEADING GOALKICKERS – ROUND – 12

PLAYER CLUB GOALS
Tom Gillett Grovedale 34
Cam Tudor St Joseph’s 27
Mitch Day Lara 27
Andrew Boseley South Barwon 25
Cam Delaney Grovedale 22
Luke Hillman Colac 22
James Syddall South Barwon 21
Adam Garner Colac 20
Jackson Bright Bell Park 19
Jake McGuane Colac 17

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 13

Saturday, July 17

  • Colac vs. Bell Park @ Australian Lamb Company Stadium, 2:10pm
  • Grovedale vs. Geelong West @ Burdoo Reserve, 2;10pm
  • St Joseph’s vs. South Barwon @ Drew Oval, 2:10pm
  • St Albans vs. Lara @ The Gordon TAFE Oval, 2:10pm
  • North Shore vs. Newtown & Chilwell @ Windsor Park, 2:10pm

Sunday, July 18

  • Leopold vs. St Mary’s @ Leopold Community Bank Oval, 2:10pm

*Bold indicates K rock’s GFL Match of the Day