Friday, March 30, 2018

Today's footy: grand final replay at Boyer

SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE - ROUND 1
New Norfolk vs Lindisfarne, 2pm at Boyer Oval

LAST year's premiers New Norfolk host last year runner-up Lindisfarne in a big Good Friday grand final replay at Boyer Oval today.

The Eagles were pushed all the way by the Two Blues in last year's decider, but managed to hold them off and New Norfolk's win inflicted a second grand final loss in a row on Lindisfarne, having lost to Claremont in 2016. The Eagles were the strongest side all season in 2017, with their only loss coming to the Two Blues.

It will be a bit of a new look New Norfolk side this season with a few faces moving on, but the club also welcomes a few fresh faces. Lindisfarne has also lost a couple of well-known faces but has recruited some new ones as well. New Norfolk will also be unveiling its new coach Jeremy Parker as previous coach Matthew Smith was one of those to depart the club in the off-season.

The Eagles have made Boyer Oval a bit of a fortress over the years, being very strong at home, but the Two Blues fancy themselves a chance of overcoming this against the reigning premiers.
DAVID HARDING

New Norfolk Seniors to be selected from: M. Parker, J. Van-Lierop, J. Campbell, J. Wilton, W. Lockley, R. Heron, M. Horne, J. Wigg, A. Tonks, J. Daley, J. Banks-Smith, A. Burgess, J. Farrow, M. Murray, J. Taylor-Evans, K. Hansen, B. Wardlaw, B. Lovell, J. King, J. Clifford, J. Murray.

New Norfolk Reserves to be selected from: A. Long, T. Bligh , N. Broomhead, M. Jones, R. Thomason, B. Tomlin, T. Heron, J. Fisher-Cooley, J. Walsh, D. Coppleman, L. Crosswell, L. Harris, D. Denny, J. Eiszele, B. Ransley, T. Purdon, B. King, A. Burgess, Z. Harris, M. Murray, B. Hodge, M. Parker, C. Balmer.

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