Barwon Heads have failed to overcome a resilient Modewarre side by 5 points in Round 8 action last Saturday. In brilliant sunny conditions played in front of another strong home crowd, both sides entered the game boasting a 5 win 2 loss record.
Barwon Heads made 5 changes to the Round 7 side that defeated Portarlington – Nathan Brown, Otto Opperman, Brad Harvey, Sam Evans and Archie Hildebrandt came into the side for David Stretton, Dom Booth, James Wills, Charlie Nairn and Will Paulin.
Barwon Heads and Modewarre traded 5 goals apiece in a free flowing opening quarter as the Heads led by two points at the first break. In the second quarter Modewarre started to dominate centre clearances and they were able to penetrate our defence and they were rewarded with a 5 goal quarter to open up a decisive half time lead.
In the second half Barwon Heads mounted a spirited comeback and although losing both Mitch Phelps and Brad Harvey to injury early in the third, the home side was able to reduce the three quarter lead to 7 points.
The final quarter was a tug of war as both sides gave their all but Modewarre was able to capitalise on every mistake made by the Heads to kick some clutch goals and their accuracy in front of the big sticks was decisive. Modewarre deserved their victory and are now a game clear in the top 3 with Barwon Heads back in fourth position.
Next week in round 9 action Barwon Heads travel to play Newcomb in another tough challenge.
Modewarre 15.5 (95) defeated Barwon Heads 13.12 (90)
GOALKICKERS : Brown 4, Brad Harvey 2, Phelps 1, Horbury 1, Everett 1, Opperman 1, Ryan Harvey 1, Walter 1, McLauchlan 1
BEST PLAYERS : Close, Ryan Harvey, Polley, Kent, Spiteri, Evans
Barwon Heads have continued their unbeaten form to defeat 2019 reserves Premiers Modewarre by 114 points with an emphatic victory.
Barwon Heads 20.14 (134) defeated Modewarre 2.8 (20)
GOALKICKERS : Sutton 7, Michell 4, Barlow 3, Wills 2, Stretton 2, Allen 1, Nairn 1
BEST PLAYERS : Sutton, Stretton, Michell, O’Leary, Treweek, Boyington
COLTS RECORD GREAT VICTORY
Barwon Heads Colts have recorded their second victory for 2021 by defeating the combined Modewarre / Queenscliff side by 31 points.
Barwon Heads 13.7 (85) defeated Modewarre / Queenscliff 8.6 (54)
GOALKICKERS : Clark 3, McGregor-Dawson 3, Vella 2, Stephens 2, Snookes 1, Barsby 1, Harrison 1
BEST PLAYERS : McGregor-Dawson, Green, Vella, Jurisic, Fattore, Benson