Two sides out to rebound following their most disappointing displays of the season square off this Sunday afternoon, as the fifth-placed Northern Blues host the ladder leading Box Hill Hawks at Preston City Oval.
Key defender Ayden Kennedy comes back into the side following his late withdrawal last week, whilst a spate of AFL-listed Hawks are included in an extended squad.
Taylor Duryea, Ryan Schoenmakers, James Sicily and Ricky Henderson are named, whilst Daniel Howe could make his first appearance for Box Hill since pre-season.
Big-man Connor O’Sullivan has been named in the squad for what could be his VFL debut.
Meanwhile, Jordan Lynch, who figured for the first time against Casey, has retained his 23rd man status, and is joined in the squad by fellow 23rd man alumnus Joseph Fisher, Nelson Lane, Jordan Walker and Vincent Adduci.
Ins: A Kennedy, T Duryea, D Howe, R Schoenmakers, R Henderson, J Sicily, L Cox, W Murphy, C O’Sullivan
Outs: M Lewis
Please note: final teams to be announced prior to bounce.
Northern Blues v Box Hill Hawks – VFL Round 11
|B||35. H Morrison||17. A Kennedy||34. K Heatherley|
|HB||5. M Warren||61. B Whitecross||42. T Miles|
|C||70. D Willsmore||64. C Glass||68. T Duryea|
|HF||67. D Howe||75. R Schoenmakers||40. K Stewart|
|F||31. R Henderson||77. T Vickery||71. J Sicily|
|R||72. M Pittonet||66. J Cousins||2. A Moore|
|Int||13. N Evans||28. L Cox||8. A Bond|
|12. C Jones||3. W Murphy||9. B Evans|
|21. J Fisher||45. N Lane||23. J Walker|
|7. A Brolic||51. V Adduci||19. C O’Sullivan|
|23RD||44. J Lynch|
The Northern Blues host our Vic Development boys in the days’ curtain raiser, with our young Hawks looking to put a tough few weeks behind them and return to the winners’ list.
Northern Blues v Box Hill Hawks – VFL Vic Development League Round 11
|B||50. J Haynes||47. H Burt||18. L Jeffs|
|HB||29. S Gibson||53. T Castledine||8. A Bond|
|C||3. W Murphy||28. L Cox||23. J Walker|
|HF||49. L Walker||46. T Maloney||20. J Codd-Miller|
|F||57. T Davies||33. D Hehir||51. V Adduci|
|R||19. C O’Sullivan||15. X Dimasi||6. S Horner|
|Int||56. R Rusan||11. B Kilpatrick||14. M Traynor|
|58. M Knoll||16. L Williams||T Olango|
|52. J Godwin||43. T Hollins||54. T Horne|
|25. J Firns|