NAB League Boys: Round 4 Preview

After two straight losses in a row, the Jets need a win to regain some momentum. Last week the boys kicked themselves out of the game with poor decision making but this week they will be eager to bounce back. This Sunday they meet the Northern Territory at Downer Oval. The Territorians are still looking for their first win of the season but Jets will make sure to give them a fight. Unfortunately Western will be without Emerson Jekka, Josh Honey, Darcy Cassar, and Eddie Ford who are busy with Vic Metro responsabilities this weekend.   

 

WESTERN JETS vs NORTHERN TERRITORY

B: 8. J. Kellett, 42. E. Acevski, 41. L. Rzanovski

F: 20. B. Hodges, 39. B. Ah Mat, 38. B. Minkulk

 

HB: 34. E. Bentley, 28. K. Crimmins, 25. S. Johnson

HF: 27. B. O’Connell, 29. W. Derksen, 17. M. Rioli Jnr

 

C: 5. K.  Borg, 29. B.  Ryan, 17. N.  Reynolds

C: 14. J.  Salmon, 31. J.  Budarick, 11. S.  Tipiloura

 

HF: 31. S. Clifford, 33. S. El-Hawli, 19. J. Horo

HB: 23. M. Cooper, 24. J. Jeffrey, 7. B. Rusca

 

F: 1. L. Failli, 45. A. Clarke, 44. A. Manton

B: 25. D. Forbes, 36. M. Cumming, 26. M. Green

 

R: 47. W. Kennedy, 4. L. Rocci, 7. D. Andrews

R: 35. S. Cumming, 19. B. Jungfer, 40. I. Seden-Kurnoth

 

Int: 13. D. Bolkas, 10. Z. Christofi, 37. L. Conway, 16. C. White

Int: 18. J. Long, 32. M. McGregor, 28. J. Stevens, 2. T. Woods

 

23P: 36. C. Mackenzie-George

23P: 9. J. Patrick 

 

EMG: 9. J. Dodemaide, 27. D. Grmusa, 21. P. Nesci,

Emg: 12. J. Box, 4. R. Fejo, 13. K. Kenny

 

 

Ins and outs

 

In: S. El-Hawli, C. White, C. Mackenzie-George

 

Out: E. Jeka,  J. Honey,  E. Ford,  D. Cassar

 

Possible key matchups

 

Maurice Rioli Jr vs  Spencer Johnson

With a great name comes great responsibility, at least for the defenders that have to deal with any player named Rioli. Johnson had a tough weekend as the Cannons forwards seemed to mark every ball that came inside 50. Now he has a new task and Johnson must be aware that Rioli Jr may be just like his father.

 

Joel Jeffrey vs Saad El-Hawli

 

El-Hawli missed out last week with an injury but he's back now and ready for action. The goalsneak has shown glimpses of talent early but Jeffrey could be his matchup for this Sunday. Jeffrey is perhaps one of Thunders better defenders and will give El-Hawli a challenge.

 

Ben Jungfer vs Lucas Rocci

The Jets co-skipper has been down on form and needs a big game this weekend. Jungfer might be Rocci's equal in the center of the ground just due to Rocci's current form. For Rocci to escape this rut he needs to start winning some clearances and take control of the midfield. It is here where the Jets are hurting the most and it must change if they are to compete for finals. 

 

 

 




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