Horsham Saints have form on their side

Wimmera Football League teams are battling for supremacy and their chance to play at Stawell's Central Park in the 2014 grand final.
Wimmera Football League teams are battling for supremacy and their chance to play at Stawell's Central Park in the 2014 grand final.

WITH form on their side, the Horsham Saints have the opportunity to wrap up a Wimmera Football League grand final berth.

The Saints step out in a second semi final clash against the Horsham Demons at Nhill tomorrow.

They won their way into the semi final with an impressive 17 points win over the Warrack Eagles in last Saturday's qualifying final.

Track back to the previous week and the Saints finished off their home and away season with a two points win over the Demons.

This is sound form going into the second semi final.

Despite the loss to the Saints, the Demons finished the season at the top of the ladder and earned themselves a rest last week.

The Demons looked to have the Saints stitched up for three quarters in that final round, but were run over in the last quarter.

Knowing they can match it with the top premiership contenders the Saints will be looking to continue their winning form.

It will be vital the Saints make a strong start, they did it against the Eagles and maintained their hold on the game from then on.

If the Demons are able to get on top early there will be no stopping them. They thrive on confidence and players find it easy to get into the game.

The Saints will need to nullify the likes of Joel Geue, Nick Pekin, Jeremy Hartigan, Jordyn Burke and Billy Lloyd.

Gavin Kelm will need to play a key role for the Saints, he did it against the Eagles with eight goals and will need to be the focal point for the Saints up forward again tomorrow.

Samuel Clyne, Gary Hallam, Matt Combe and Michael Rowe will need to support Kelm.

The Demons are a polished finals outfit and the Saints will need to be at their best to grab that all important grand final berth.

The season is on the line for both Ararat and the Warrack Eagles at the Horsham City Oval on Sunday, in the cut throat first semi final.

Ararat surprised most with the elimination final win over Minyip Murtoa and in the end it was a strong effort. They were consistent over four quarters, which is vital in finals.

The Eagles would have been disappointed with their qualifying final effort against the Saints and they will be out to make amends on Sunday and with a win move through to the preliminary final.

Clayton Hinkley, Jake Cheney, Jake Peters and Ben Spicer will need to dominate around the ground and provide the Eagles forwards with scoring opportunities.

The Rats will be keen for Daniel Mendes, Beau Cosson, Jake Robinson, Alan Bachelor and Liam Cavanagh to control the play.

Form suggests the Eagles should win this clash, but the Rats are up an about and keen to cause another upset.


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