Handy returns for struggling Hawks

May 10, 2024 1:15 pm in by
Matt Tyquin will return for Inverleigh's clash with Corio. (Sports Media/Marcel Berens)

Inverleigh will welcome back star midfielder Matt Tyquin and off-season addition Ryan Bell, among three changes for its must-win meeting with Corio at Shell Reserve.

The 1-4 reigning premier has promoted Jarvis Miles for his third senior game, but they will be without captain Jack Fiolet (unavailable), Ryan Robertson (overseas), and Toby Manganelli (back).

The Devils will debut Brad Horsham, who crossed from GFNL club St Albans during the week and get back Brayden Cotter from injury.

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Noah Bartolo and Isiah Bigham have been dropped.

After pulling off a stunning upset of Inverleigh last week, Thomson will start favourites against North Geelong at Godfrey Street following the inclusion of Steve Salajan, Dan Freeman, Nick Lynch and Daniel Mowat.

The Tigers have lost Jordan Camm to concussion, while Alex Anticev, Jayden Spiteri and Charlie Russell have been dropped.

North has made four changes, with Cooper Vaughan and Noah Bily returning and Noah Jewell and Dillon Wickham recalled.

They replace Juanito Ramos, Charles Andrews, Jake Dalziel, and Rayden Clarke.

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Bannockburn will debut under-18 Austin Mahoney in its mouthwatering matchup with Werribee Centrals at Victoria Park.

The Tigers have also named Callum McCarthy for his first senior game since Round 8, 2022, against the Centurions.

They replace Joel Devlin (shoulder) and Ashton Phillips (hand).

Centrals have been forced into three changes.

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Brad Carlton and Zech De Leon have knee injuries, while 2023 Whitley Medal runner-up Tyler Crennan is unavailable.

2023 leading goalkicker Leigh Ellis is among three handy inclusions for Winchelsea ahead of its meeting with the unbeaten Belmont Lions at Eastern Reserve.

After spending the past two seasons at Colac Imperials and the season’s opening month in the reserves, Bailey Kahle will play his first senior game for the Navy Blues since 2021.

Coby Eagle is back after missing the narrow loss to Werribee Centrals.

They replace Matthew Gillespie, Callum Nankervis, and Luke Henry.

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The luckless run of Lions co-coach Andy Walsgott continues. He’ll miss the next fortnight with a concussion suffered in the win over Anakie.

Jesse Stapleton has been dropped, and Jakob Steel and Josh Allen are returning.

Bell Post Hill captain Jack Yates is back for the Panthers’ clash with Anakie. (Marcel Berens/Sports Media)

Anakie will be without Sam Lloyd (unavailable) and Jesse Mawson (suspended) for its crucial clash with Bell Post Hill.

The Roos, who will have Ry Endrei in charge while Jayke Mawon serves a one-week suspension, welcome back Nick Alessi and have recalled Nick Kalbarczyk.

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The Panthers have made six changes.

They will be strengthened by the inclusion of captain Jack Yates, Daniel Banister, Sam Harmer and Zane Jones.

Brody Washington has been recalled from the reserves, while former Leopold player Cody Chircop will debut.

Bell Post Hill has lost unavailable quartet Brody Hecker, Jayden Ettridge, Josh Andrews, and Jordy Sabell from the team that lost to Geelong West, while Ben Tekin is injured.

Tanner Martin has been squeezed out due to points.

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Geelong West has, at this stage, named an unchanged team for its meeting with premiership contender East Geelong at West Oval.

The Eagles get back Tim Lee but lose Ali Maas to an ankle injury.

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