Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Eagles should win first outing
After exiting the competition in week one of the 2012 finals, Claremont has recruited some handy players under coach Kim Excell and you would expect an improved and disciplined performance. They have had a big pre-season, with plenty of numbers, and they should be very fit first up.
New Norfolk has an outstanding record at Abbotsfield Park and this ground will hold no fears. The Eagles should continue to be the pacesetter this season under first-year coach Jon Murray. New Norfolk’s younger players would be expected to start sharing the load to ensure that the likes of Roger Belcher, Brad Carver and 2012 William Leitch medallist and leading goal kicker Michael Thompson don’t have to be the match winners.
This should be a close encounter for most of the day but perhaps the reigning premiers may prove a little too strong towards the end of the game.