Round 6 Preview
Kingborough v New Norfolk at Twin Ovals at 2pm Saturday
NEW Norfolk hits the road to the Twin Ovals of Kingston after a comfortable win at home last weekend. William Leitch Medallist and 2012 Leading Goalkicker Michael Thompson has kicked 10 goals in the last two games and Ash Humphrey will have his work cut out for him minding the key playmaker and becoming just as big a task is minding Zeke Gardam.
New Norfolk like Kingborough has dropped only one game so far this season, but Kingborough coach Adam Henley and his men took the points the last time the two teams played at this venue in last year’s season opener.
The toughest marking job for the Tigers will be to keep an eye on Nathan Ross, who has been in great form in the first five rounds. If Kingborough can get first hands on the football and not allow the Eagles too many avenues to goal they are a big chance to snare an upset win at home, but it’s expected that the Eagles will be too strong in a tight one and clear out on top of the ladder.
Report provided for publication by Ben Harrison
SFL Football Operations Management
- James Bresnehan's preview in the Mercury newspaper