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Well Round 2 is done and dusted as we head into the Easter Break. With only 2 games gone it is perhaps unfair to make big predictions, but already this early into the year there have been surprises along with some expected outcomes.
North Geelong unveiled the premiership flags at the Keith Barclay oval and then set about dealing Winchelsea a lesson on what will be required for the Blues to become a genuine finals contender. Granted the Blues were lacking their recruits in the ruck division with a wedding taking players away from the clash leaving a huge job for Coach David Mensch. But nothing can be taken from the Magpies with Luke Parker leading a defence that restricted Winchelsea’s scoring opportunities along with Steve Richert who has slotted in well to North’s defence. North by 45 points in the end, but have lost gun Sam Clark to a broken hand.
Geelong West was also touted as big improvers but had their pants handed to them by the Centurions. The Cheetahs have bounced back well though against Belmont Lions even with some inaccurate kicking at the Winter Resort to run out 28 point winners.
Bell Post Hill were equally wasteful against Corio kicking 4 goals 10 in the 2nd quarter in what was a comfortable outing for the Panthers with a xxx point win a Shell Reserve.
Over at Godfrey St the Tigers met each other in what was a see-saw affair with the City tigers leading all through the 1st half and by 2 goals at the main break. A 5 goal to 2 third quarter though saw Bannock burn take the lead into the final break. The last quarter saw the score inside 2 goals all the way with Thomson coming hard and only going down by 2 points in the end. An indicative result on where both sides were expected to be.
Werribee Centrals recruits were highly rated but a bit unknown going into the season but at this early stage sit atop the ladder with 2 good wins on the board, todays against Anakie by 88 points at the duck farm. The Roos would have always thought this a hard road trip and the Centurions are setting themselves as on to watch.
And in the final game in what is a bit of a turn up given early season predictions was the young Hawks at home against East Geelong. After a close 1st quarter Inverleigh set the agenda for the rest of the day and led till deep into the last quarter. A bit of inaccuracy plagued the Eagles but a 5 goal last quarter saw the young Hawks run out 39 point winners and Rick O’Toole pondering his teams’ fortune over Easter.