QUAR­TER BY QUAR­TER

Geelong Advertiser - - FOOTY FIX - How Bell Post Hill won the GDFL grand fi­nal ALEX TIGANI

Q1 Luke Turner is hos­pi­talised two min­utes into the match af­ter a clash of heads. In only his fifth se­nior foot­ball game, bas­ket­baller Liam Meyrich soc­cers through the open­ing goal five min­utes in. Michael Groz­danovski takes a su­perb mark and goals for In­ver­leigh be­fore the siren. Adrian Fan­tella col­lects 11 of his even­tual 28 dis­pos­als in the open­ing term while Will Hamer keeps the Hawks alive in the mid­dle.

Q2 Casey Mee­han fires back for the Hawks with a goal in the open­ing minute. How­ever, it is the Jay­den Et­tridge show from then on as the sec­ond-year Pan­ther kicks three goals in six min­utes. Joel Page joins the party 40 sec­onds later be­fore Matt Len­tini makes it five in a row for the Pan­thers. A few Hawks find some footy this quar­ter in Dal­ton Grun­dell (10 dis­pos­als), Michael Best (8) and Nathan Mayes (7). Jak Kennedy-Hunt kicks his first ma­jor on half­time.

Q3 Still an arm-wres­tle . Et­tridge kicks the first and last goals of the term to bring his tally to six goals. Caleb Bacely finds plenty of footy in a pur­ple 10-minute patch and Jake Bar­low swings back to fill in for Tim Bar­ton (corky). Two goals to Kennedy-Hunt brings him to 110 from 16 games.

Q4 A su­perb set up from Mayes finds Rob Logue for goal to trim the mar­gin to 19 points. Blake Hutchin­son is then tripped and Bacely is re­ported and yel­low-carded. Nick Costello kicks his sec­ond goal. Kennedy-Hunt is crunched in a con­test and suf­fers in­juries and goes to hos­pi­tal with sus­pected chest/rib in­juries. Hawk Ryan Soldic kicks his sec­ond ma­jor but Logue is de­nied the same feat when Cam Ad­die takes a cap­tain’s mark in the last line of de­fence. Bar­low kicks an­other two ma­jors be­fore Mitch Gavin kicks the game’s fi­nal goal at the 33rd minute.

Daniel Walve grabs Nick Walsh. Pic­ture: GLENN FER­GU­SON

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