08 Apr Changing of the guard
The twilight clashes at Winchelsea and Inverleigh were likely to tell a tale for the year. Expected improvers Winchelsea and Geelong West took on the recent powerhouse Bell Post Hill and back to back runner up Inverleigh respectively. The Blues sent an emphatic message to the rest of the competition, thumping the once powerful Panthers by 97 points. It was a dominate display and Bell Post Hill have been clearly decimated with the loss of 14 senior players. Their 2019 will be a tough year. Inverleigh on the other hand humiliated their challenger and the Giants will have some soul searching to do this week. The big name departures from the Hawks nest were hardly noticed, as the savvy recruiting new coach Adam Donahue noted during the pre-season, plugged the gaps admirably.