Bannockburn ends Tiges’ finals hopes
August 8, 2022 / 9:11 pm
Bannockburn remains in the box seat to meet Inverleigh in a mouth-watering qualifying final after handing Thomson a 79-point hiding at Godfrey Street.
The visitors jumped out of the blocks with a seven-goal-to-one opening quarter on their way to a 23.20 (158) to 9.5 (59) victory, which sees them 31 per cent clear of fourth-placed Bell Post Hill with one round remaining.
They face a resurgent North Geelong at Victoria Park to round out the home-and-away season.
Kieran Fulton kicked five goals, and Ayden Osborne finished with four for Bannockburn, with Jai Robinson and Billy Ritchie standouts.
Andrew Mead-Harding played a lone hand in the Thomson forward line. He kicked five goals to take his season tally to 45.
The City Tigers are now officially out of the finals race.
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