SFL Season 2015
Round 8 Preview
New Norfolk v Sorell at Boyer Oval
By BEN HARRISON
NEW Norfolk plays at home tomorrow and while most clubs have rejuvenated playing lists following the break for the representative game last weekend, the same can’t be said for New Norfolk which had a significant number of players take the field for the SFL in a tough game against the NWFL.
The New Norfok Eagles take on seventh placed Sorell Eagles who were upset at home by Hobart in the last round. Based on current form New Norfolk has been the form team of the competition and is consistent week in week out, whereas Sorell has been the exact opposite.
What can Sorell muster as a plan to challenge the mighty New Norfolk to mount some sort of challenge to the Derwent Valley machine? Stopping the key playmakers is not easy, particularly on the scoreboard as in the last round it wasn’t all Gardam, Wilson and Clayton as in weeks past. It was the old maestro of the midfield, Roger Belcher, who led the scoring piling on six goals in a performance that complimented coach Wilson’s new-age Eagles and must have made Brighton think "what did we do to deserve this?"
New Norfolk looks a class above Sorell and at least a 10 goal margin is expected in this one which could see its percentage soar into the possibly unthinkable 300 zone.
Form player to watch: Roger Belcher (New Norfolk).
Prediction: New Norfolk by 66 points.