GRFNL Round 13 Football Preview | Lions take on Swans at Hay


A SHOWDOWN between the Hay Lions and Moulamein Swans highlights Saturday’s 13th round of senior footy in the Golden Rivers FNL season.

It’s third against second on Hay’s ground from 2.25pm.

When these clubs last met in round eight it was Moulamein which marked a 72-58 victory at Hay.

In last Saturday’s play Hay beat Murrabit by 43 points as Moulamein won 156-37 against Macorna.

Best in the Lions’ latest victory were Dean Aylett, Tom Spence and Jensen Hargreaves.

Crucial match-ups for Hay against the Swans will be in the centre where Dom Booth is against Amos Farrell, the ruck where James Moran takes on Heath Moloney.

Hay’s line-up has Fergus Cattanach as ruck-rover, Kenneth Jubb at centre half-forward, Luke Arandt and Brad Pocock in defence.

A strong attack for Moulamein is led by Andy Silva, Daniel Aarsman and Josh Flight.

Other players to watch for the Swans are Corey Farrell, Blake Azzopardi and Cody Storm.

Macorna is at home to take on the ladder-leading Ultima.

In round eight the Tigers finished within 15 points of the Kangaroos.

Macorna will be fired up after such a big loss at Moulamein.

Key players for the Tigers include centreman Shaun Haffenden, Lachlan Ritchie at centre half-forward and Toby Whinfield at half-back.

The yellow and black will need big games from the likes of Liam Roberts at full-back, Alex Ingleton at centre half-back, ruck-rover Hunter Anset and ruckman Michael Roberts.

Ultima has Jack Delmenico in the centre, Mitch Makepeace and Jamie Nicholas across half-back, ruck-rover Caillum Brady, and the marking power Jake Foster and Kyle Symons in attack.

Wandella is at home to take on Murrabit.

The round eight clash ended in a 71-67 victory for the Blues on their ground.

Wandella was held to just three goals in last Saturday’s match at Ultima.

Best for the Bombers in that match were Adam Ward, Mitch Collins and Jack Radcliffe.

A big match-up against the Blues will be at  full-back against former Brisbane Lions and Essendon forward Damian Cupido who leads the Rivers goalkicking race on 40 goals.

Wandella’s squad to play Murrabit includes Logan Keighran, Declan Hogg, Jonty Taylor, Jayden Crellin and Daniel Kirby.

The Blues’ line-up includes captain Nathan O’Toole, Nathan Morrow, Ed and Jono Aujard, Dustin Blake, and Ashton Wood.

Golden Rivers FNL senior footy ladder:

Ultima 178 per cent, 44 points; Moulamein 137, 36; Hay 119, 32; Macorna 84, 16; Wandella 71, 8; Murrabit 54, 8.

Leaders in the goalkicking race:

40 Damian Cupido, Murrabit.

29 Andy Silva, Moulamein.

29 Declan Watson, Hay.

28 Daniel Aarsman, Moulamein.

27 Lachlan Ritchie, Macorna.

21 Khy Stovell, Moulamein.

18 Josh Flight, Moulamein.

17 Simon Bunyan, Hay.

17 Amos Farrell, Moulamein.

17 Michael Rowe, Wandella.

17 Kyle Symons, Ultima.

16 Fergus Cattanach, Hay.

16 Ryan Devereux, Ultima.

14 Troy Parker, Macorna.

14 Josh Walters, Macorna.

13 Chris Wilson, Macorna.