Round 5 Match Preview: Swans V Mooroopna

Football

This will be one of the games of the round and an opportunity for both teams to break their duck.

Mooroopna has not won a match since late 2015 while the Swans have suffered some heavy losses to start the new season.

After featuring in the finals last year and having won the premiership in 2014, the Swans suffered a loss of several senior players during the summer.

Coach Paul Griffiths has been giving an opportunity to youngsters to shine while the Cats are doing the same.

Cats coach Dale Osborne has played this season to provide a target up forward. One player who had a break-out game last round that could prove pivotal in the wash up is Nathan Turner.

He booted five goals against the Lions and if he can repeat that effort and the Cats can get a good contribution from Trent Freer, Dean Smith and a few other experienced players then they can get the win.

Tip: Mooroopna.

Netball

Mooroopna will face another huge challenge in its bid to remain unbeaten this season when it takes on the Shepparton Swans.

The Swans are playing better than their record of 1-1-2.

Jana Bruinier has been leading from the front while Kate Jeffrey, Kristy Down and Shinea Sali have been playing some really good netball.

Mooroopna has been outstanding and it has been the likes of Paige Impey, Mia Fallon, Jenni McCluskey, Maddison Wong and Ashley Lancaster that have the Cats in the top echelon of teams.

This is going to go down to the wire and if the Swans can put some early scoreboard pressure on then they may just be in front when it counts most.

Tip: Swans.




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