Heavyweight battle at Heyfield

HEYFIELD will host Sale City in a battle between two of North Gippsland football’s heavyweights.

It is hard not to describe the Kangaroos as one of the form sides of the competition, having claimed the prized scalps of top five sides Traralgon-Tyers United and Glengarry, but their biggest challenge awaits against reigning premier and top side Sale City.

The Bulldogs rebounded from their loss to Rosedale with a massive 214-point win against Gormandale, but expect the Kangaroos to put up one almighty challenge tomorrow with coach Adrian Cox to return to the field after suspension.

“Saturday was a very good win by the boys, we knew at the start of the year being a new group that it would take a few games before we would be playing good footy,” Cox said.

“Sale City is definitely a quality side, this year is no different. It’s exciting for the guys and they are looking forward to the contest.

“We know that we can’t rest on our laurels, we need to get better and better each week. Saturday will provide us with the challenge of winning back to back games against quality opposition.

“We’re not getting too far ahead of ourselves. We are far from being able to push for a top spot, but a win this week will show that we can compete against the best and assist us later in the year to push for a top two or three finish.”

IN other matches, Rosedale will meet Cowwarr, Boisdale-Briagolong will host Traralgon-Tyers United in the “battle of the Bombers”, relief will be the overriding feeling for the victor of the clash between cellar dwellers Gormandale and Woodside, and Churchill will continue a testing month when it hosts Glengarry.

For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.