CMFNL Round 4 Football Preview


Blues tackle Tigers at Kerang

A CLASH of the Kerang Blues and Woorinen Tigers at Kerang highlights Saturday’s fourth round of the 3SH-backed senior footy in the Central Murray season.

It’s third against fourth at Kerang’s Riverside Park from 2.30pm.

The Blues and Tigers take winning form into the contest.

Latest hit-out for Kerang was at Barham where it beat Koondrook Barham by 63 points.

Best for the Blues were Josh Nitschke, Jesse Clarke, Martin Kelly and Sean Hunter.

Players to watch for the Troy Coates-coached Kerang include Adam Baird, Tyson Clingan, Sam Heavyside, Nick Lang and Lachlan Ross.

The Marcus Demaria-coached Woorinen marked its latest home game by beating Cohuna Kangas by 37 points.

In-form players for the yellow and black include Doug Beames, Josh Domaille, Matt Garnder and Regan Vesty.

Big roles to be played by Doug Beames, Matthew Gardner and Taylor Cameron in Woorinen’s defence.

Lake Boga or Koondrook Barham will end their winless run when they clash at Lake Boga Sports Club.

The Magpies are on the rebound from a 23-point loss to Tyntynder.

Key players for the Dean Helmers-coached Lake Boga include Fraser and Rory Colville on the wings, ruckman Kai Everett, David Gourdis at centre half-forward and ruck-rover Brodie Tonkin.

Lake Boga’s team incudes William Doquile, Ryan Fox and Marty Parsons.

Koondrook Barham will be striving to create and capitalise on more scoring chances.

Best for the River Raiders in the clash with Kerang were Jack Shannon, Jack Thrum, Kye Attwell and Patrick Goble.

The play of Billy Driscoll, Jason and Nathan Hura, and Scott Wood will be important in Koondrook Barham’s quest for victory.

Refreshed by the bye, Balranald is home at Greenham Park to take on Tyntynder.

The Jydon Neagle-coached Kangaroos have plenty of scoring power.

A Tyntynder line-up coached by Jack O’Rourke will have to work hard to limit the impact Balranald stars Drew Lloyd, Jaxon and Matt Neagle, Colin Andrews and Rory Fitzgerald have on the contest.

Best in Tyntynder’s win against Lake Boga were Roy George, Justin Ellis, Marcus Wattie and Isaiah Bull.

The Bulldogs team to tackle the Roos includes Jason Eagle, Matt Gilbee, Jayden Magro and Zac Denham.

Cohuna Kangas are on their turf to play Tooleybuc Manangatang.

The Jack Geary-coached Kangas will be keen to bounce back from defeat.

Cohuna was outpointed in a lot of the on-ball and midfield duels at Woorinen.

Key players for the Kangas include Brenton Conforti and Jayden Cordy in defence, Joel Helman in the centre, Will Lee at full-back, and Sam McGlone on a wing.

A strong on-ball division for Cohuna is Dylan Johnstone in the ruck, Ryan Semmel as ruck-rover, and Jarrod Findlay roving.

Tooleybuc Manangatang put in a great effort against Nyah Nyah West United.

The Brad Morris-coached Saints were overrun by the Demons in the final quarter.

Key players for Tooleybuc Manangatang include Jaicob Kenny at half-back, Connor McDonald in the ruck contests, Jackson Morris at full-back, and ruck-rover Jesse Wilson.

The Saints will also look for big games from Elliot Chalmers, Blake Grant, Johnathan Marsden and Thomas Matarzzao.

The ladder-leading Nyah Nyah West United is on home turf at Nyah to play Mallee Eagles.

Been a great start by the Jason Murphy and Nick O’Neill-coached Demons to have won all three games and be perched on top of the ladder.

Stars for the red and blue include Brandyn Grenfell at full-forward, Charlie Boulton, Corey Daniels and Jordan Iudica in attack, and on-ballers Blake Larkings, Ethan Saville and Dominic Gallo.

Mallee Eagles soared to a 94-71 win against Swan Hill last Saturday at Lalbert.

Best for the Brent Macleod-coached Eagles against the Swans were Joe Hallloran, Wes Bennett, Clem Miller and Kieren Bourke.

Massive test for the Mallee defence against a red-hot Demons attack that includes Darcy Butler and Brayden Bigham.

The Eagles’ line-up includes Matthew Despott, Harry McGrergor, Jacob and Zac O’Meara in defence; Darcy Hourigan, Andrew Mead-Harding and Jayden Post in attack.

Mallee ruckman Jai Middleton faces a big task, as does Toby Sheahan and Darcy McGregor.

Swan Hill has the bye.

Central Murray senior footy ladder:

Nyah Nyah West United 156 per cent, 12 points; Balranald 158, 8; Kerang 139, 8; Woorinen 119, 8; Tooleybuc Manangatang 108, 8; Tyntynder 105, 8; Cohuna Kangas 117, 4; Mallee Eagles 109, 4; Swan Hill 65, 0; Lake Boga 45, 0; Koondrook Barham 40, 0.

Leading goalkickers:

14 Brandyn Grenfell, Nyah Nyah West United.

10 Clayton McCartney, Woorinen.

9 Drew Lloyd, Balranald.

9 Josh Williams, Tooleybuc Manangatang.

8 Colin Andrews, Balranald.

8 Darcy Hourigan, Mallee Eagles.

8 Dylan Johnstone, Cohuna Kangas.

7 Archer Dibsdale, Kerang.

7 Joel Helman, Cohuna Kangas.

7 Jordan McNeil, Kerang.

7 Jydon Neagle, Balranald.

6 Charlie Boulton, Nyah Nyah West United.

6 Jason Eagle, Tyntynder.

6 Lachlan Gardner, Woorinen.

6 Michael Herlihy, Swan Hill.

6 Kai Kearns, Tooleybuc Manangatang.

6 Caleb Nitschke, Kerang.

6 Josh Stone, Woorinen.

5 Matt Neagle, Balranald.

5 Nick O’Neill, Nyah Nyah West United.