From steamy Darwin to a nest of hawks.

July 27, 2011 by
Filed under: NSW Demons 

Last week
Saw a good win over Port Adelaide in Darwin with some testing, though not unexpected moments in the last quarter! Another super game from Ricky Petterd with three goals and 25 possessions and the welcome return to the team of an in form Addam Maric also with three goals. Other highlights of the game included Jared River’s reading of the play and zone positioning, Stefan Martin and Jack Trengove’s sure handling in the humid conditions and Liam Jurrah’s three goals on his return to Darwin.

This week
Melbourne plays Hawthorn at the MCG and we welcome Matthew Bate and Lynden Dunn back into the team this week after consistently good performances for Casey in the VFL. Injuries to Scully, Bartram and Evans means they have not been considered for selection in the final 22 for Sunday. Matthew Warnock, Max Gawn and Jamie Bennell have been added as emergencies.

I am looking forward in particular to the match up between James Frawley/Colin Garland and Lance Franklin and the contest in the midfield. In recent years Hawthorn has smashed us through the middle so interest is in what development has occurred and with the good form of Mark Jamar and Stefan Martin how that is reflected in the battle between Demons Moloney, Sylvia, Jones, Trengove, Gysberts and McKenzie and Hawks Hodge, Mitchell, Sewell and Shiels!

The team
B: James Strauss, James Frawley, Daniel Nicholson
HB: Colin Garland, Jared Rivers, Nathan Jones
C: Jack Trengove, Colin Sylvia, Lynden Dunn
HF: Ricky Petterd, Liam Jurrah, Luke Tapscott
F: Brad Green, Jack Watts, Addam Maric
FOLL: Mark Jamar, Brent Moloney, Jordie McKenzie
I/C: Jordie Gysberts, Matthew Bate, Stefan Martin, Jeremy Howe
EMG: Mattew Warnock, Max Gawn, Jamie Bennell.

IN: Matthew Bate, Lynden Dunn
OUT: Cale Morton (omitted), Tom Scully (knee)


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