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The Wash-Up – GFL Round 6

WINNERS

SCOREBOARD – ROUND 6

G TRAIN ROLLS ON

The hype around Grovedale teenager Tom Gillett shows no sign of abating following a six-goal haul in Saturday’s win over St Joseph’s at Burdoo Reserve. The 17-year-old has 20 goals in the past three rounds to take his total to a league-leading 28 after the opening six rounds. As was reported last week, the Geelong Falcons have shown an interest in Gillet. Tigers coach Daniel Fraser says despite the spotlight, Gillett is taking it all in his stride. “He’s a very ground young fella,” Fraser told K rock Football. We’re just telling him to enjoy his footy, work hard on his game during the week. It certainly hasn’t gone to his head. I can assure everyone in the Geelong footy community it hasn’t. He’s still at school. We’ve checked with his teachers at school – he’s still very grounded at school. He’s not strutting around with his chest out.”

GIANTS WELL PLACED

Geelong West has continued its development with a heart-stopping three-point win over Leopold at West Oval. It was the Giants first win over the Lions since Round 8, 2012. Leopold had a chance to steal the four points. However, recruit Harris Jennings’ running shot at goal was off the mark, allowing West to improve to 4-2. “It did ebb and flow a lot in that last quarter,” Mellor told The Wash-up podcast. “Riley Moore had a shot on goal with a couple of minutes to go that could have sealed the game and he missed. They took it down and Harris Jennings had a shot on goal with 10 seconds left or something like that – it was lucky in the end.”

SELWOOD’S SURPRISE APPEARANCE

It’s a rare occasion when an AFL club best-and-fairest is running around in the GFL reserves, but it happened on Sunday. Former West Coast and Geelong midfielder Scott Selwood ran out in a St Mary’s jumper for the first time, playing a half against Newtown & Chilwell. Selwood, who is playing VFL at Collingwood as part of a wider role at the Magpies, is on the comeback trail from injury. “He was keen to get a bit of footy in this weekend given Collingwood VFL weren’t playing,” Saints co-coach Glenn Keast said. “Whenever that opportunity presents, he’s keen. He’s one of those guys that likes being around a community footy club, and we’re only too pleased to have him.”

THE INTERVIEWS

GOAL OF THE DAY

MARK OF THE DAY

LADDER – ROUND 6

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Colac 6 6 0 0 643 272 236.4 24
2 St Mary’s 6 5 0 1 560 290 193.1 22
3 Grovedale 6 5 1 0 608 392 155.1 20
4 Bell Park 6 4 2 0 483 420 115 16
5 Geelong West 6 4 2 0 469 467 100.43 16
6 South Barwon 6 3 3 0 549 446 123.09 12
7 St Joseph’s 6 3 3 0 440 459 95.86 12
8 Newtown & Chilwell 6 2 3 1 401 516 77.71 10
9 Lara 6 2 4 0 470 620 75.81 8
10 Leopold 6 1 5 0 514 546 94.14 4
11 St Albans 6 0 6 0 274 572 47.9 0
12 North Shore 6 0 6 0 327 738 44.31 0

LEADING GOALKICKERS – ROUND 6

Player Club Goals
Tom Gillett Grovedale 28
Mitch Day Lara 22
Cam Delaney Grovedale 17
Adam Garner Colac 16
Cam Tudor St Joseph’s 16
James Syddall South Barwon 16
Andrew Boseley South Barwon 15
Jackson Bright Bell Park 14
Luke Hillman Colac 13
Tom Ruggles Leopold 12

NEXT WEEK – ROUND 7

Saturday, May 29

Colac vs. St Mary’s @ Australian Lamb Company Stadium, 2:10pm

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

Newtown & Chilwell vs. Lara @ Elderslie Reserve, 2:10pm

Leopold vs. St Albans @ Memorial Park, 2:10pm

South Barwon vs. Grovedale @ McDonald Reserve, 2:10pm

Geelong West vs. North Shore @ West Oval, 2:10pm