Finch chalks up 300 with a win
By Justin Flynn
Modewarre champion Josh Finch was given the perfect way to celebrate his 300th game with a rousing win against Bellarine Football League flag contenders Barwon Heads.
In a major upset, the Warriors won by 22 points and although Barwon Heads were decimated by injury and unavailability going into the clash, nothing was going to stand in the way of Finch’s milestone victory.
In a low-scoring affair, Connor Joseph booted four goals for Modda while Darby Schilder and Nat Matthews were best.
For the Heads, Ollie WIltshire continued his stellar season with five of his side’s seven goals in a scintillating performance from the young gun.
The win puts Modda within reach of the five, just a small amount of percentage behind Geelong Amateur.
Barwon Heads remains in second spot and with reinforcements to come back, will still feature heavily at the business end of the season.
Drysdale dug deep to defeat Queenscliff by four goals.
Jack Hargreaves (five) and Ben Fennell (three) combined for eight of the Hawks’ 11 goals and were named their side’s best. The Hawks are only half a game shy of second spot on the ladder.
Lachie Kidd, Jordan Wilson and Che Durran were Queenscliff’s best as their side faces a real challenge to claim a finals spot being a game behind Ammos and Modda.
Torquay remained unbeaten with a comfortable 53-point win against Anglesea.
Sheldon Ham and Ben McNamara were Torquay’s best while Max Virgona and former Barwon Heads youngster Noah McGregor-Dawson were the Roos’ best.
Anglesea stayed in fourth spot on the ladder, but hopes of grabbing third place and the double chance come finals time is diminishing.
Tony Mirabella’s first match in charge of Newcomb almost netted the club an upset win.
Mirabella replaced Mitch Troy, who stood down from the head coaching role last week and the Power played their best game of the season, going down to Geelong Amateur by only eight points.
Newcomb led by 14 points at the first change after kicking with the wind, but Ammos hit back to lead by 19 at half time.
With only three points in it at the last break, Ammos booted three goals to one to retain fifth spot.
Ocean Grove notched its fourth win of the season with an 87-point triumph against Portarlington.
Josh Wooding kicked five goals for the Grubbers and skipper Joe McDonald was superb in the midfield and booted three of his own.
Former Ocean Grove forward Tom Richardson was Port’s leading goalkicker with three.
The league will pause for a general bye this weekend before resuming on July 8.