Lions in search of a win

Great Western Lions are fresh and ready to go after the interleague break and will be looking for a win against Woorndoo-Mortlake in the Mininera District Football League.

Great Western will be desperate for a win tomorrow over Woorndo Mortlake.

Great Western will be desperate for a win tomorrow over Woorndo Mortlake.

The Lions will be without senior players Leigh Preston, Adam Taylor and Damien Skurrie who are all unavailable.

Preston is still under an injury cloud with his shoulder and Taylor his knee after they both received heavy knocks against Moyston Willaura.

Skurrie has only committed to certain games this season and unfortunately this week is one he misses.

Danny Grellet will come in for his second game of the year returning from an ankle injury.

Other players that have put their hand up for selection include Nathan Ross and Lachie Hamilton after impressive performances in the reserves over the last month.

After the week off the atmosphere around the club has been good. Numbers at training have picked up as has the intensity.

Last week Lions had a light recovery Tuesday night and Thursday looked to manage a lot of sore bodies while ensuring that they didn't completely switch off.

The week off came at a good time for Great Western as it has given them time to refresh their bodies and their minds.

It will be important for the Lions to get off to a good start tomorrow. Conditions are likely to be a bit wet under foot so the start will be vital.

Great Western will focus on the fundamentals and sticking to their team structure.

Woorndoo-Mortlake are in a similar position to Great Western, having battled through the start of the year, so tomorrow's game is a good chance for both teams to get some confidence back.

Great Western had high expectations of the club coming into this season and in no way have they given up on those, but tomorrow will be key to getting their season back on track.

Richard McCormick has been one of Woorndoo-Mortlake's major goal scorers in recent weeks, so it will be important for the backline to nullify his impact early.

James Templeton, who does a lot of hard running and clearance work for Woorndoo-Mortlake, is also one to watch.


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