BFNL Preview Round 5

27 April 2016

Geelong Amateur vs Anglesea

Not many would’ve predicted Drysdale to upset Geelong Amateur last week and you’d expect a fierce response by Ammos against the Roos. Anglesea couldn’t claim the points against Queenscliff and have stated its desire to match it with the very best and it has that opportunity tomorrow afternoon against reigning premier Geelong Amateur.

Last time they met: Round 18, 2015. Geelong Amateur 20.14 (134) def Anglesea 6.9 (45)

Prediction: Geelong Amateur by 31 points.

Queenscliff vs Barwon Heads

The BFL has a clear top four sides, but ranking those top four could cause quite a headache. Two of this quartet lock horns this weekend in Queenscliff and Barwon Heads. The Coutas responded last week with a solid win over an inform Anglesea while the Seagulls have had two hard-fought matches against Drysdale and Portarlington. This clash promises to be a pivotal one.

Last time they met: Round 10, 2015. Barwon Heads 17.18 (120) def Queenscliff 11.5 (71)

Prediction: Queenscliff by 9 points.

Torquay vs Modewarre

Both these clubs are working into some good form having won its past two matches. The Warriors have showed plenty of spirit to land two important wins, but it will need to lift another gear if it is to take down Torquay. The Tigers, after a slow start, are now looking to of found the form that made it one of the toughest opponents in 2015.

Last time they met: Round 16, 2015. Torquay 14.15 (99) def Modewarre 7.5 (47)

Prediction: Torquay by 44 points.

Ocean Grove vs Newcomb

The Grubbers have lost their past two matches and will be eager to get back on the winners list against Newcomb. There is no shame in losing to Geelong Amateur, but Ocean Grove would’ve been disappointed to lose to Modewarre last week – a side vying for similar ladder position. Newcomb again suffered a heavy loss, albeit against a quality opponent, an improved display is a must.

Last time they met: Round 15, 2015. Ocean Grove 37.31 (253) def Newcomb Power 2.5 (17)

Prediction: Ocean Grove by 98 points.

Drysdale vs Portarlington

The Hawks were the big talking point after its 12-point win over Ammos. Not only was it a stunning performance, but one that resulted in the clubs first win of the year and a memorable one at that. It takes on Portarlington, the Demons only win of the year has come against Newcomb in round 1, they’ll be eager to record its second this weekend.

Last time they met: Round 11, 2015. Portarlington 12.13 (85) def Drysdale 10.13 (73)

Prediction: Drysdale by 26 points.

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