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 responsibilities 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.