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ROUND 9 PREVIEWS
By Gary Williamson
New Norfolk v Hobart
IT'S heritage round and New Norfolk will don a recreation of its 1959 strip when it takes on the undermanned Hobart at Boyer Oval tomorrow. The Eagles will be expected to get another big victory as they are hitting top form and are striving for a real challenge to bring the best out of their players.
The Eagles thrashed Sorell in the last round prior to last weekend's rest, while Hobart was soundly beaten at home against Dodges Ferry and will face a much harder task on the Boyer Oval. Their younger players may not have played the ground and this is the hardest road trip.
The Tigers need to get off to a good start and use the wide open spaces to play a possession game as New Norfolk will have too much height and strength and if they win the midfield battle they should be able to kick easy goals all day.
The Eagles will be far too strong and with their potent forward line you would expect a big victory if they are really hungry for some percentage.
Cygnet v Brighton
CYGNET is back on its home ground with a great opportunity to record a second win of the season when it takes on the improving Brighton Robins who will looking for a win to stay in touch with the top five.
The Port should be very competitive for most of the game but the Robins should have a bit too much scoring ability and will take the points, but they must be at their best.
Huonville v Claremont
HUONVILLE faces a difficult assignment when it hosts the top-of-the-ladder and undefeated Claremont in what looks like being a one-sided affair.
Claremont will be far too strong all over the ground and it will be interesting if the Lions can put up a brave effort for most of the game, otherwise the scoreboard could be a big blowout and another percentage boosting win for the premiership favourites.
Lindisfarne v Dodges Ferry
FOURTH-PLACED Lindisfarne will host third-placed Dodges Ferry and may have the edge in experience. Now playing their best football after a slow start, Lindisfarne must be at their best against the most improved side of the competition.
East Coast v Sorell
THE East Coast Bombers are looking to get back on the winners list and have a great opportunity when they take on a struggling Sorell who are desperate to record their second win of the season The Bombers should have too much strength and firepower up forward and should record a comfortable victory, but the Eagles have played a very defensive game in recent weeks and this may slow the game and frustrate their opponents.