Cox to miss Kangaroos’ clash at Glengarry

GLENGARRY will host Heyfield in the match of the round six in North Gippsland football.

The Kangaroos will be without the playing services of coach Adrian Cox, who accepted a one-match suspension for striking last weekend.

The Magpies’ fourth straight victory on Sunday sets up a tantalising contest against Heyfield, who has claimed the scalps of Gormandale, Boisdale-Briagolong and top five side Traralgon-Tyers United.

A fifth straight win against one of the competition’s movers and shakers may act as the barometer for the Magpies’ assault on the 2012 premiership.

Expect a high quality contest, which may see the sides’ forward lines pitted against one another in old fashioned shoot-out.

COWWARR must maintain its momentum if the Saints are to level their season ledger at 3-3 when it hosts Boisdale-Briagolong, which can do the same if it wins.

The Saints bounced back from a tumultuous fortnight with a crushing 109-point victory over Woodside.

The Bombers can’t afford to give the Saints a start, just as they did against Churchill, otherwise they will again be relegated to playing catch-up football.

Kicking 10 goals in the past two matches, Bomber forward John Burge has proven to be a focal point in the forward 50 arc, along with Nicoll Sandison, who have combined with Danny Pratt to kick a season tally of 32. The Bombers will need their forward line to be firing on all cylinders if they are to win.

IN other matches, ninth-placed Woodside will need to rise to the occasion against a red hot Rosedale as the Wildcats search for their first win of the season, Sale City will return home to host bottom-placed Gormandale, and Traralgon-Tyers United will look to dispel thoughts it struggles against quality opposition when it hosts Churchill.

For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.