GRFNL Round 12 Football Preview | Swans face Tigers at Moulamein


A SHOWDOWN between Moulamein Swans and Macorna Tigers highlights this Saturday’s round 12 action in the Golden Rivers FNL senior footy competition.

Second in the premiership race, Moulamein is on home turf to face the fourth-placed Tigers from 2.25pm.

Both teams carry winning form into this contest.

The Swans scored a 15-goal win against Murrabit last round.

Moulamein’s best in that match included James Moroney, Eddy Schifferle and Morgan Turvey.

The Swans also have Heath Moloney and Cody Storm in defence, Josh Flight, Blake Azzopardi and Josh Flight in attack, and ruckman Anthony Daw.

The Tigers clawed their way to a 42-38 win at home against Wandella.

Macorna was down 25-32 at a quarter to go, but added 2.5 to a goal in the last to beat the Bombers.

In-form players for the yellow and black include Nick Ingleton, Jacob McIntosh,  Lachlan Ritchie and Jordan Simpson.

Macorna will also look to ruckman Michael Roberts, centreman Shaun Haffenden, Jack Featherby and Alex Kirby to compete strongly.

When these clubs met in round six it was Moulamein which won a high-scoring contest, 155 to 87.

The ladder-leading Ultima is at home to play Wandella.

In round six, Ultima won 77-30 on Wandella’s ground.

Ultima is on the rebound from its first defeat of the season.

In last week’s play the Kangaroos could not stop Hay’s run to an 83-62 victory.

Best for Ultima in the 11th round were Tyler Makepeace, Darcy Farrell, Thomas Bull and Kyle Symons.

A talented Kangaroos’ line-up includes ruck-rover Ryan Devereux, Zac Cattlin, Jayden Kiel and Martyn Cooper in defence, and Jack Fletcher and Jake Foster in attack.

Wandella did well to push Macorna in last Saturday’s match.

Players to watch for the Bombers include centreman Russell Rich, ruck-rover Tim Robinson, Ryan Lancaster at full-forward, and Declan Hogg.

Wandella also has Jarred Schlitz in the ruck, Logan Keighran and Adam Ward at half-forward, Jayden Crellin and Ryan Lancaster in test.

Murrabit is at home to play Hay.

Massive test for the Blues as the Lions broke Ultima’s winning streak last week.

In round six, Hay beat Murrabit by 50 points.

Declan Watson kicked eight goals in Hay’s latest victory and looms as a major threat to the Blues.

The Lions’ line-up includes Daniel Zambon at half-back, Will Clark in the centre, Fergus Cattanach, Ken Jubb and Brad Pocock.

A key to Murrabit’s chances rests greatly on key forward Damian Cupido.

The former Brisbane Lions and Essendon forward has kicked 37 goals to be leading the race for the Golden Rivers goalkicking award.

Hay named Kynan Headon at full-back.

Other players to watch for the Blues include Ed and Jono Aujard, Dustin Blake, Tobie Cameron and Morgan Randall.

Murrabit selected co-captains Ben Gillingham and Nathan O’Toole as ruckman and rover, Blake Watts in the centre, Rhys Carmichael and Teeraphat Khongphueng in defence.

Golden Rivers FNL senior footy ladder:

Ultima 167 per cent, 40 points; Moulamein 124, 32; Hay 115, 28; Macorna 95, 16; Wandella 77, 8; Murrabit 54, 8.

Leaders in the goalkicking race:

37 Damian Cupido, Murrabit.

29 Andy Silva, Moulamein.

29 Declan Watson, Hay.

27 Lachlan Ritchie, Macorna.

25 Daniel Aarsman, Moulamein.

18 Khy Stovell, Moulamein.

17 Simon Bunyan, Hay.

17 Michael Rowe, Wandella.

17 Kyle Symons, Ultima.

16 Ryan Devereux, Ultima.

15 Fergus Cattanach, Hay.

15 Amos Farrell, Moulamein.

14 Troy Parker, Macorna.

13 Josh Walters, Macorna.

13 Chris Wilson, Macorna.