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Big return to Mallee action

By MICK SHANNON
Round-four games shape up to be significant in Mallee Football League with all sides coming off the Easter break and raring to get back into the swing of things.
Ouyen United will be after the points from the undefeated Woomelang-Lascelles side while Beulah will look to keep its spot on top of the ladder against Jeparit-Rainbow and Hopetoun will want to bounce back with a good win over Walpeup-Underbool.
The match of the round will no doubt be between Ouyen United and Woomelang-Lascelles.
Ouyen United is yet to find its best form but have a capable side that features gun players such as Glenn Joyce, Brett Knowles and Brad Vallance who will be out to prove the Demons as one of the powerhouse outfits in the competition.
Form
Woomelang-Lascelles is the form side of the competition however and enter round four as the undefeated team.
Jason Kreuger has been prominent in front of goals while young star Trent Donnan has been named best on ground in both games for the Cats this year to prove that he is not to be taken lightly.
These two high-quality sides will be out to show they are right up there among the best team in Mallee League and the game will prove a tough battle.
For the Woomelang-Lascelles Cats the clash is the biggest test they have faced so far this year and will be a test that will just prove too difficult for them, with the Demons to win by 14 points.
Jeparit-Rainbow will do battle with Beulah at Jeparit.
These teams have always provided good, close games of footy with the Blues being able to come out on top in recent years. But don’t expect the Lakers to back down though because they have had two narrow losses this year and will be out to put a win on the board.
Ash Clugston has been in good form and will need to have a massive game if the Lakers are to overcome the talented Beulah side.
Kim Hallam has produced back to back best-on-ground performances out of the ruck for the Blues while Tyler Lehmann is starting to find some terrific form and will cause headaches for the Lakers.
If Heath and Ash Clugston as well as Corey Waldron can all fire for Jeparit-Rainbow then this will be a close game.
However, I still think the Blues will have what it takes to get the win.
Big game
Hopetoun takes on Walpeup-Underbool at the Devils’ home ground at Hopetoun.
This looms as a big game for both sides because they will both be looking to get their second win for the year on the board.
Kain Robins has been in fantastic form for the Devils while Wade Champion will prove a handful for the Hopetoun backline.
The game will be won out of the middle where Daniel Young will give first use of the ball to his Hopetoun midfielders in Luke Milroy and Tom Pridgeon.
At their home ground, I expect the Devils to grab the win by 26 points.

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Posted on Apr 27 2011

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