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HDFNL| Round four: Former Mallee sides in key showdowns

INTENSE: Edenhope-Apsley coach Michael Rowe tangles with Southern Mallee Giants’ Sam Weddell during Horsham District league action. The Giants proved too good for the Saints and have become one of the competition’s early pace-setters. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

INTENSE: Edenhope-Apsley coach Michael Rowe tangles with Southern Mallee Giants’ Sam Weddell during Horsham District league action. The Giants proved too good for the Saints and have become one of the competition’s early pace-setters. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

By GRANT KUCHEL
All eyes in Horsham District league football competition this week will be on two former Mallee sides, as the four front-running sides go head to head.
Premiership favouritism and bragging rights are up for grabs at Beulah, where Southern Mallee Giants host reigning premier Laharum.
Last week the Giants were challenged by Edenhope-Apsley. But with Kain Robbins and Brock Orval kicking 14 between them, the Giants powered away after half time.
Laharum mirrored the Giants – the Demons were challenged by Taylors Lake for a half before hitting the power button in the second half.
If the Demons are to curtail the Giants there is little doubt defenders Brett Ervin and Tom Crawford will need to be at the forefront. The likes of Robbie Miller, Shannon Argall, Todd Heynen and Rhys Bennett will also thrive on the challenge that confronts them.
Giants Hayden Drew and Shaun Monohan, along with Robbins and Orval, have regularly featured in the best-players list and won’t take a backward step in this mouth-watering contest.

Taylors Lake’s Marc Davey tangles in mid-air with Laharum’s Jack Shields as the ball flies into attack for Laharum during Horsham District Football League action on the northern foothills of the Grampians.

Taylors Lake’s Marc Davey tangles in mid-air with Laharum’s Jack Shields as the ball flies into attack for Laharum during Horsham District Football League action on the northern foothills of the Grampians.


At the other end of the league, fellow unbeaten ex-Mallee side Jeparit-Rainbow makes the trek to take on Harrow-Balmoral in what is another intriguing contest.
Key forwards win you games and the Storm’s Ash Clugston and Peter Weir are delivering in spades.
The Roos defence, led by Quentin Willmott, will know it is in for a tough afternoon if its midfield unit of Eric Guthrie, Callum Hobbs and Peter Staude fails to control stoppages.
Heath Clugston has had a brilliant start to the season for Jeparit-Rainbow and with Brent Marra, Luke Murphy and Chris Meyer gaining plenty of possessions, there should be a battle royal.
Jeparit-Rainbow should enter the contest with confidence after destroying Kalkee but Harrow-Balmoral at home is always a challenging assignment.
Panther challenge
Rupanyup welcomed back Jarrod Tyler last week but it wasn’t enough to get the points against Pimpinio.
Right in the contest for three quarters, the Panthers ran out of gas in the last and need to find another level to compete with Edenhope-Apsley this week.
The Saints pushed the Giants for a half and coach Michael Rowe will be happy if they can play out another full game.
Addison Milner has been a livewire up forward and Brad Burgess nailed four goals last week. David Lang and Scott Finnigan will need to find the right troops to slow their progress.
Rupanyup’s Daniel Schaper, Paul Trotter, Cody Virgona, Harrison Baker and Daniel Launer will again need to be lively.
Kalkee confident
Kalkee should level its season up at two wins and two losses when it hosts Swifts.
The Baggies got win number one on the board and with Andrew Cameron in red-hot form in front of the sticks, will believe they can take it right up to the Kalkee side.
Kalkee is always hard to beat at home.

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Posted on Apr 27 2016

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