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Virginia kill off contest early
VIRGINIA V BALAKLAVA
Virginia - B .Niklaus , B .Russel, A.Seccafien,
R.Desmond, E.Tsimiklis , A.Mark
Balaklava - L.Guy, C .McPharlin, M.Daniel,
D.Storic, J .McPharlin, B .Michael
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Mallala v Two Wells
WHILE Mallala’s form has
been outstanding, pressure
from Virginia below them on
the table is ever-present, so a
win here would go a long way
to jagging a top two spot at the
end of the season.
The Magpies have slowly
been regaining their full comple-
ment, with Brian Montgomery
returning to the senior side last
week and Ben Parish a likely in-
clusion after getting through the
reserves game against United.
Dale King is a 50/50 propo-
sition, while Sam Angus will
come back into the line-up.
“We should be close to our
best 21,” Mallala coach, Steve
He is under no illusion that
Two Wells will simply roll over
and let the Magpies have their
“It’s certainly a real test for
us,” Lubcke said.
“Two Wells in full flight is as
good a side in the competition
as you will get.
“All sides play a bit differ-
ently, which is a good challenge
for all coaches.”
The Roosters should be near-
ing their best line-up for quite
some time as well and after a
week off, they should be up and
firing on the weekend.
Wins are now vital to cling
to the top four and victory on
Saturday will go a long way to
earning that finals berth for the
Hamley Bridge v Virginia
AFTER last week’s perfor-
mance, both sides should take
a lot of confidence into this
The Bombers have returned
Rams have their eyes set on a
possible top two finish and the
vital double chance.
“The lads are playing with
confidence and this is a big
opportunity for us to possible
finish top two,” coach, Stephen
“That said, the top four is
nowhere near settled and if
the right upsets happen, we
could also miss the top four
Full forward, Brendon
Niklaus should be right to play
despite battling an ongoing knee
issue, although key defender,
Adrian Mark, is doubtful after
last week’s hamstring concern.
Hamley Bridge coach, Kirk
Heberle, said while it was im-
portant his team focussed on
their own preparations, they
would put considerable effort
into shutting down key Rams.
These included Niklaus,
Brad Robertson, Ben Russell
and Caleb Howell.
“You don’t ignore the op-
position, you plan for them the
best you can,” he said.
“They caught us out last time,
so hopefully we can return the
HWE v Balaklava
THE Peckers head to Lochiel
this weekend looking to make
amends for an awful showing
against Virginia last weekend.
After conceding the first 14
goals of the game, Balaklava
player coach, Justin Michael,
put emphasis on getting out of
the blocks early.
“We’ve got to respond now
and it’s really important we start
well this week,” he said.
“HWE have been com-
petitive against us, they’re no
“We’ve got a couple of guys
to come back this week and there
will be some out with minor
injury concerns but not really
too much at this stage.
“There are spots on the line
so the pressure is on the guys
The Eagles are also keen to
improve on last week’s perfor-
mance, the huge loss to Hamley
Bridge sure to fire up a side that
has struggled so far this season.
Their best performances tend
to be against Balaklava and the
homely surrounds of Lochiel
Oval should have them well and
truly back in their comfort zone.
A win over a Balaklava
side soundly beaten last start is
not out of the question but the
Peckers have to lift if they want
to have any chance of playing
finals football this year.
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“Their first quarter was as good as any-
thing we’ve played against all year,” he said.
“There was not a lot our defenders could
have done, they dominated through the mid-
field and got numbers around half back, they
ran us off our feet.”
Michael said it was hard to pinpoint the
reason behind the team’s poor start.
“It’s not the first time it’s happened to us
this year, they smashed us in one quarter of
footy the last time we played them there,” he
“It happened at Mallala as well, so it’s
something we’ve got to address.
“We could have limited the damage a bit
but the coaching group didn’t react quick
enough and that’s something I can learn
“After quarter time we outscored them
nine goals to eight, so there is a bit of a posi-
tive we can take out of it.”
Dawson finished with five goals.
Caleb McPharlin, Mitch Daniel, Dean
Storic and Brad Michael were in Balaklava’s
top six, along with Luke Guy and Jason
“Luke struggled a bit early in the first
quarter and he wasn’t alone there, but his
second half in the ruck was a positive for us
and looks like an option for us going for-
ward,” Michael said.
“Jason was shifted to half back after half
time, which was something different for him
but he did a good job.”
ABOVE: Dillon Michael lays
a tackle on Virginia’s Ethan
LEFT: Balaklava’s Zeke Scott
gets boot to ball during the
junior colts game.
RIGHT: Luke Ranaldo looks
takes a strong mark
Lorenzo Da Roma
arrives on the scene
during the junior colts
game on Saturday.
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