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Bombers form a real test for Kees

Taylors Lake defender Luke Robertson will have a huge job of blanketing Great Western star Dale hurley when the two sides clash this weekend.

Noradjuha Quantong v Kalkee (Coughlan Park)
Kalkee face their third big test in as many weeks and with the likes of Josh Mibus, Steve Schultz and Josh Rentsch in great form they should be able to pass with flying colors.
Noradjuha Quantong will look to key forward Brad Sproule to ignite them and after nine goals last game he will be pivotal to the Bomber’s chance of an upset. He will have an interesting battle with Kalkee defender Josh Mibus.
Another key clash that could eventuate on the wing where young Bomber gun Jayden Stacey may go head-to-head with the Kees speedster Andrew Jackson.
Stacey made an impressive interleague debut last week while Jackson has been crucial to the Kees midfield as his speed often means Kalkee can break the lines and create loose men further up the ground.
Matt Harper returned to the Kalkee side last outing after a number of seasons away from the club and he immediately showed he will be an important target up forward with five goals and Lachlan Wilson will have a big task to curb his aerial dominance.
Noradjuha Quantong will be looking for big games from their backline of Simon Dandy, Tim Bell and Adrian Wade if they are to put Kalkee under pressure.
Kalkee should win the game through the midfield where the likes of Steve Schultz, Jay Tucker, Hamish Exell, Simon Hobbs and Paul Christian should win plenty of possessions and ensure the likes of Grant Schultz, Riley McFarlane, Josh Rentsch and Matt Harper post a winning score.
Taylors Lake v Great Western
A pumped-up Taylors Lake will throw everything at Great Western but in the end the Lions, led by Dale Hurley, should ensure his chargers get that winning feeling back.
Hurley will be critical to the outcome of the contest and Lakers half-back Luke Robertson will have the huge task of negating the skilful forward.
At the other end of the ground, Taylors Lake boast two key forwards in Ben Zanker and Tim Kelm and if they can get their hands on the ball the Lakers have a real chance to put a lot of scoreboard pressure on the Lions.
Great Western will rely on Rob Kilpatrick, Tim Shalders and youngster Tom Cairns to repel the Lakers forward thrusts and turn defence into attack.
The battle in the middle should be an interesting contest and ultimately the winner of the stoppages and contested ball will give their side a huge advantage.
Luke Cadzow, Brian Thomas and Richard Thomas will lock horns with the Lakers Al Sudholz, Adam Hall, Andrew Seers and Aaron Lewis and if the Lakers can win the ball they may be a chance of causing an upset but the Lions have to win to stay in finals contention and Andy Leithhead and Bob Garley should get enough possessions to ensure their side kicks a winning score.
Swifts v Harrow Balmoral
Harrow Balmoral will continue their march towards a top three spot by overcoming the disappointing Baggies line-up this week.
The Roos, led by in-form small man Matt Ward boast too many match winners a Swifts lineup that is relying on too few and doesn’t have a key forward capable of kicking a winning score.
Harrow Balmoral’s half-back line led by Cam Penny, Max Leeming and Tom Anson will choke the life out of the Baggie’s forwards and make it hard for them to penetrate the 50m arc.
Swifts rely heavily on the talented Ricky Whitehead, versatile Nic Thomas and classy Justin Harney to win plenty of the ball around the stoppages and provide drive from the middle of the ground.
Both teams should have no injury concerns to their stars as neither side had any interleague representatives so both sides should be near full strength and fitness.
Edenhope Apsley v Rupanyup (Rupanyup)
This is the first real test for Edenhope Apsley that has been the real surprise packet so far this season.
They will however taste defeat against the red-hot Panthers that boast match winners on every line.
The battle will be in the middle of the ground where recruits Chris Oliver from Edenhope Apsley and Nathan McNally from Rupanyup will clash.
A worry for Edenhope Apsley would be the injury sustained by Cam Domanschenz last week – if he is unable to come up, the Saints backline will be stretched.
The Panthers will again look to Tim Webb, Drew Tyler and Nathan Sasche to win plenty of possessions and give their forwards plenty of scoring opportunities.
Rupanyup looks to have more depth and in the end this will ensure the Panthers continue their unbeaten run and possibly by the end of the day sit on top of the ladder.
Natimuk v Laharum (Laharum)
A Laharum side that boasts too much firepower up forward will make it another tough day at the office for Natimuk.
Jason Przibilla and Jarrod Wright loom as dominant forwards that should have a huge impact on the contest especially with the likes of Tom Easson, Pat Purcell and Mal Adams winning possessions through the middle.
The battle in the ruck should be an interesting one with Ram Simon Mentz to have an intriguing contest with Ben Peucker and the Rams will need Mentz to win and give their small men Hayden Fleay and Nathan Fidler first opportunity to get the ball heading their way out of the centre.
Laharum’s defence of Robbie Miller, Gerard Matthews and Hamish Roberts are a stingy unit and will limit the Rams scoring opportunities and make it difficult for Eddie Drew and Mark Eldridge to post a competitive score.

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Posted on May 27 2009

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