Both Geelong West and Bannockburn will enter this Saturday’s broadcast match with unchanged line-ups from Round 1.
A dominant 29.13 (187) to 3.2 (20) win for Bannockburn over Corio will see the Tigers enter the clash on top of the table with a percentage of 935%.
Brent Jacques found six goals and Matt Tyquin found five when playing on reigning Corio senior best and fairest Todd Smith.
Tyquin has been named in the centre while the visitors have named Justin White (pictured) who collected three Whitley medal votes the last time these sides played.
While Bannockburn has won 18 of their past 19 games against the Giants, third year coach Andrew Clark hopes to buck the trend this weekend.
“Its a massive challenge for us, we’ve made sure that all of our players recovered well,” Clark said.
“Our aim in recent years was to be competitive against these sides however now our aim is to go out their and win.”
Head to Head (GDFL Record): Bannockburn vs. Geelong West
Rd 9 Geelong West 95 defeated by Bannockburn 111 B by 16
Rd 16 Bannockburn 240 defeated Geelong West 33 B by 207
Rd 4 Geelong West 14 defeated by Bannockburn 210 B by 196
Rd 12 Bannockburn 74 defeated Geelong West 53 B by 21
Rd 1 Geelong West 63 defeated by Bannockburn 89 B by 26
Rd 10 Bannockburn 98 defeated Geelong West 74 B by 24
Rd 17 Bannockburn 75 defeated by Geelong West 130 GW by 55
MEANWHILE Bell Post Hill have replaced Beau McNamara (suspended) with Caleb Bacely, Attila Sulics and Ryan Mills (all named in the Panthers’ extended 25 man squad).
They’ll hope to extend their head to head winning streak over Thomson who welcome recruits Daniel Freeman (Ocean Grove), Jake Kiddle (Drysdale) as well as Alex Hutchison (ankle).
Werribee will also welcome back vice captain Chris Koutzamanis (pictured) from suspension as well as Nathan Jonhson against Inverleigh in exchange for Luke Cachia (quad).
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By Alex Tigani
GDFL Media (12/04/2018)