Stawell Warriors took on St Albans Football Club in a practice match at North Park.
In blustery conditions both teams didn't take a step back in the un-official hit out for the season.
With some positive connective plays from the Warriors, the young players are relishing in the opportunity of stepping up to the plate after some departures in the off-season.
Notable ruckman, Aiden Graveson, was missed, with the Warriors yet to secure a ruckman to back up long-serving tall Shane Field.
The Warriors will put noted challenges into practice before the first round which is to be played against Ararat on Good Friday, April 4.
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