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Potent forwards to sink Panthers

MUSCLE: Kalkee joint coach Jay Tucker will be one player Taylors Lake need to watch if they are going to cause a boilover on Saturday.

Rupanyup v Harrow Balmoral (Rupanyup, Saturday)
A potent forward line in good form will spell the difference between victory and defeat for Harrow Balmoral this week.
The Roos have Watson, Cam Penny and crumber Ed Ferguson all in form after last week booting bags against Natimuk and the Panthers will be unable to stop their influence on the scoreboard.
Rupanyup is still a bit of an unknown side as they have only had one hit out but the loss of Drew Tyler will hurt their structure and goal kicking power.
Coach Zane Bigmore has the Panthers up and about and they are a real dark horse at this stage but they run headlong into one of the premiership favourites who should welcome back Max Leeming and Brent Penny into the side.
Rupanyup will look to class players Nathan Sachse and Tim Webb to propel them to victory but the Roos are a side who is full of confidence and class players on every line and it is hard to see the Panthers being able to contain Scott Heath, Steve Cameron, Matt Ward and Cam Penny from having a huge influence on the contest and making sure their perfect record stays intact.
Swifts v Pimpinio (North Park, Saturday)
Injury riddled Pimpinio will look to put last week’s inept performance behind them by closing down the Swifts midfield and allowing their forwards plenty of opportunities to kick a winning score.
Both sides have injury concerns to key players, Swifts recruit Nick Thomas couldn’t play out the game against Great Western last week while key Tiger forward Glenn Ross looked to twinge a hamstring last week. The Tigers also have problems with ruckman Shanan Baker having an appointment with the tribunal this week.
If the Tigers lose Baker then Swifts ruckman Mark St Clair will give his small runners in Ricky Whitehead, Justin Harney and Scott Carey plenty of the ball and chances to put the Tiger defence under early pressure.
Pimpinio’s half back line of Matt Everett, Daniel Baker and Al Ward should be up to the task and will be able to provide the springboard to many attacking moves and with Jarrod Martin and Andrew Ellis patrolling the midfield the Tigers should have enough firepower to notch their second win for the season.
Laharum v Edenhope Apsley (Laharum, Saturday)
A Laharum side boasting in-form big key forwards in Jason Przibilla and Glenn Doyle will put an Edenhope Apsley defence to the sword this week.
Przibilla and Doyle booted 11 goals between them last week and it will be a big task for the Saints defence to limit their output this week.
Saints coach Brett Whitley would have been pleased with the form of recruit Chris Oliver and it will be interesting to see if he goes head-to-head with Mal Adams in the centre of the ground.
Edenhope Apsley may again be missing playmaker Tom McDonald to Rebels duties and his absence will leave a big hole in the Saints side.
Laharum still look to be experimenting with their line-up and are trying to find their best positional side but with the likes of Hamish Roberts, Steve Thomas and Jarrod Wright beginning to find form the Saints will need all hands on deck to slow the Demons down.
Expect Xavier Close and Cam Domaschenz to lead from the front for the Saints but they lack the depth to be able to put enough pressure on Laharum for the full game.
Taylors Lake v Kalkee (Taylors Lake, Saturday)
Too much talent on every line will ensure that Kalkee continue their great early season form. Led by coaches Jay Tucker and Steve Schultz the Kees will boast too much muscle in the middle for the Lakers who, after a week’s rest will be itching to test themselves against the reigning premiers.
Lakers captain Dean Harberger will be keen to take on his former teammates and he may get the massive job of tagging Steve Schultz.
Young Kalkee quicks Hamish Exell and Andrew Jackson are pivotal to Kalkee moving the ball quickly into the forward line and Chris Farrell and Andrew Seers will have to pay this duo plenty of attention to limit the damage.
The Lakers will need Tim Kelm and Ben Zanker to control the air and Adam Hall to win at ground level in their forward line and they must take advantage of every forward entry if their side is going to push Kalkee.
Kalkee has the luxury of rotating plenty of midfielders through the middle of the ground and Paul Christian, Harry Young and Josh Rentsch will ensure the Kees forwards see enough of the Sherrin to kick a winning score.
Natimuk v Noradjuha Quantong (Edenhope, Saturday)
Hard to comprehend that this week’s clash is between the bottom two sides and there is always a fierce rivalry between the two sides.
However, with classy players such as Simon Dandy, Adam Jolley and Rodney Hogan on the park the Noradjuha Quantong side should notch their first win of the season.
Young bomber Jayden Stacey has performed admirably since his introduction to senior football and along with Garry Hallam has really been leading the way for the Bombers.
Rams ruckman Simon Mentz will have his hands full combatting key in-form opponent Adam Jolley and unless Mentz can at least break even then the Rams may be in for a long afternoon.
Natimuk still has key playmakers in Hayden Fleay, Nathan Fidler, Daniel Currie, Jeremy Schmidt and Ash Pekin but their depth isn’t that of other sides and the Bombers will exploit that this week.
Adrian Wade and Brent McIntyre continue to find plenty of the football for the Bombers and with Brad Sproule looming up forward the Bombers should prevail in a rugged contest.

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Posted on Apr 29 2009

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