PRELIMINARY finals action kicks off at 10am today with the under 18 clash between reigning premiers Mildura and Irymple promising to be a cracker.
While Mildura have enjoyed a bucket-load of success over the past five seasons, including this year’s minor premiership, they did suffer a slip-up last week and now look to have the job ahead of them.
However, this is not a new scenario for the young Demons, having claimed last season’s title in the same fashion.
The Mildura spine of Dane Costa, Lachlan Logan, James Cooper, Henry Kerr and Thomas Lanyon is an impressive line-up and if Cameron Gunn, Mitch and Josh Rogerson and Daniel Shaw can get loose and rack up some numbers, a premiership defence may be on the cards.
An area of concern for the Dees in last week’s loss was the four 50 metre penalties conceded.
Venting frustrations can be quite therapeutic and beneficial at times but on a football field, a penalty like this only transfers the individual frustration on to the other 17 team members.
Irymple tuned up nicely for this game with a comfortable win over Red Cliffs last week and will not lack any confidence or self belief heading into this week.
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