Joeys home in a Sunday classic

by Justin Flynn

A huge crowd saw St Joseph’s defeat Newtown & Chilwell by nine points in a classic Geelong Football League match on Sunday.

Joeys celebrated their 50th year anniversary in fine style and led by 22 points at the last break in a see-sawing game.

Jack Buckley sealed the game with a running shot to give Joeys a memorable win.

Oliver Hanneysee booted four for Joeys and Alex Hickey was best. The win sees St Joseph’s in fifth spot.

Matthew McMahon was best for the Eagles and kicked three goals.

Lara chalked up its first win of the season over the winless St Albans.

St Albans led by seven points at the last break and by 18 points in the last, but the Cats stormed home to win by eight points.

Dylan Jose booted four goals for Lara while Connor Linehan-Cunningham continued his excellent season with another starring display.

Brock McDonald (four goals) and Dylan White were tireless for the Supersaints.

St Mary’s tasted defeat for the first time this season as Leopold produced a come from behind four-point win.

The win sees the Lions in fourth place, one win ahead of St Joseph’s.

Trent Thompson was best afield while Logan Wagener had 24 disposals for Leopold.

Jack Blood had 32 touches for the Saints, 17 of them contested.

Colac did enough to beat Grovedale by 39 points.

A eight-goal first term set up the win with Jarryn McCormack best on ground with 25 disposals.

Mitch Chafer booted four goals for Grovedale and Lachlan Smith was busy.

Geelong West continued its push for a finals spot with a hard-fought 27-point win against Bell Park.

David Handley racked up 28 disposals for the Giants while Tanner Lovell had 36 and Baxter Mensch 41.

Nick Petering was on target up forward for the Dragons with four majors while Hamish Dawson snagged three.

South Barwon stayed in the hunt for a finals spot with a four-point win against a gutsy North Shore.

North Shore ruckman Kobe Annand, who was one of the best players on the ground, had a chance to win it for his side with a shot for goal after the sire, but he missed.

Jack Driver had 24 quality possessions for the Swans and Matt Caldow booted three goals.

Annand was best for the Seagulls while Brad Gerrard disposed of the ball 33 times and Jack Leonard had 31.