Full strength squad expected for match agaisnt Shepparton United.July 16, 2014 3:25am
Kyabram’s selection committee faces a tough task in picking the side to face Shepparton United in Sunday’s Goulburn Valley Football League clash at Kyabram Recreation Reserve.
Speaking yesterday Bombers coach Dave Williams said he expected to have a virtually full-strength squad to choose from.
‘‘Last weekend’s bye came at a good time for us and the break has meant we’ll probably have all the guys who missed the Mansfield trip back and available,’’ Williams said.
‘‘It looks as though Jason Morgan, Brad Edwards, Kyle Mueller and Chris Atkins will all have recovered and Tom Jones, who’s been out since the Benalla game (round six) should also be back.
‘‘Brett Morgan is a chance to play and we’ll also have Tom Holman back from the Murray Bushrangers and maybe Liam Barrett from Bendigo Pioneers, depending on whether he gets a game in the VFL this weekend.’’
Bombers will train this evening and on Friday before the selection meeting.Williams said he had contacted each of the selectors to make them aware of the choices likely to face them at the table in picking Sunday’s team.
‘‘There will certainly be a few decisions to make, but it’s a good time to a few back and a good position for the club to be in at this stage of the season,’’ he said.
‘‘We trained on Tuesday and Thursday as normal last week and the boys went for a run at the weekend.’’
Kyabram is second on the GVFL ladder, thanks to a percentage-boosting win over Mansfield in the last round and faces Shepparton United, which is currently fifth.
Williams is expecting a tough game after United fought back to get within five points (53-48) when the sides met in round four
‘‘United are a really good side and they pushed us all the way last time,’’ Williams said.
‘‘Another five minutes on the clock and they would have almost certainly taken the win from us.
‘‘We missed a few opportunities in front of goal that day, so we’ll need to improve in that area to get the result this time.’’
Williams said the Bombers’ target for the rest of the home-and-away season was to secure a top-two finish and therefore the double chance in the finals.
‘‘Benalla is a very good side and have definitely gone up a couple of notches this year,’’ he said.
‘‘Some are saying Benalla, Swans and Kyabram are the top three, but Tatura, Shepparton United and Rochester are all good sides and Mooroopna and Euroa are competitive as well, so it’s a good competition.’’
After Sunday’s meeting with Shepparton United, the Bombers will face Shepparton Bears, Mansfield and Echuca before taking on current top-six sides Rochester and Tatura in the final two rounds.
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