Match Preview: Coburg Lions vs Sandringham FC
Where and when:
Piranha Park, Sunday June 2nd, 12:30 pm start.
Last time they met:
Round 14, 2018: Coburg 12.7-79 drew with Sandringham 11.13-79
Starting the game with expectations both clubs were ready to play, after a first quarter shoot out there was only 10 points separating the teams going into the rooms at half time. Coming into the 3rd term Sandringham picked up their intensity kicking 5 goals to Coburgs 2. Rowan Marshall was an almost game winner that day kicking 3 goals and leading from the front for Sandringham. After being outworked in the 3rdCoburg booted 6 last quarter goals, although it was not enough until eventually the game ended in a draw.
Form in 2019
Showing good signs over the last 3 weeks particularly against VFL powerhouse Williamstown, Coburg came out in round 9 surprisingly slow against a high flying Geelong outfit. Continuing to strive for consistence performance over a full game, Coburg will be eager to put on a good showing against the home crowd this week when they play Sandringham.
Sitting steady inside the top 8 of the competition, Sandringham have managed to win 4 games in 7 rounds while setting their second half season up preparing to climb even further up the ladder. Narrowly going down to Essendon last week by 13 points, Sandringham will no doubt be full of confidence and be prepared for Sundays clash.
Players to watch
The courageous Coburg captain had 7 contested marks and kicked 2.2 last week in the loss to Geelong. Against Sandringham last year, Pete was almost the difference as four late goals to ‘Choi’ saw the game end in a draw. He’s ready to cause more headaches for the Sandringham defence.
After taking the opportunity given to him in round 8, Will has been embraced the chance and put his best foot forward over the last 3 matches. Coming off a positive performance against Geelong, Donaghey has been named in the starting line-up and will be ready to continue his fine form in the midfield this week.
After kicking 6 goals in his last 2 games against both Essendon and the Northern Blues, with both sides sitting in the top 8. King will be full of confidence this week. The 200cm+ forward juggernaut looks set to hit his straps this week at Piranha Park.
A champion footballer that does not need an introduction. Sydney Swans premiership player and highly valued now at St Kilda as a utility, Hannebery is set to make his long awaited debut and will no doubt be looking to hit form quickly to break into the senior side and make his impact.
Selected Teams –
B: #16 J.Baker #6 H.Nolan #7 T.Lever
HB: #5 R.Exon #2 J.Corigliano #26 J.Watkins
C: #31 W.Donaghey #42 M.Lentini #1 J.Murphy
HF: #33 B.Reddick (debut) #27 S.Binion #3 J.Weightman
F: #14 S.Stroobants #12 P.McEvoy #10 M.Podhajski
R: #22 A.Swierzbiolek #17 L.Dickson #11 L.Bunker
23rd Man: #43 F.Bollinghaus (debut)
Interchange from: #32 B.Cannolo, , #37 H.Smith, #25 A.Tilley, #38 T.Old, #23 J.McDonald, #9 B.Foster, #36 J.Guthrie, #24 F.Carroll
B: #69 J.Batchelor #38 O.Clavarino #52 J.Hille
HB: #59 J.Noone #31 B.White #62 S.Tahana
C: #53 K.Answerth #20 D.Armitage #33 B.Paton
HF: # 40 N.Hind #78 S.Gilbert #37 B.Rice
FF: # 66 S.Fox #12 M.King #51 J.Haidon
R: #55 K.Owens #49 B.Seccull #46 D.Langlands
Interchange from: #8 B.Acres, #30 E.Phillips, #41 R.Young, #43 J.Marsh, #50 N.Wright, #76 R.Carroll, #11 H.Clark #1 N.Coffield #10 D.Hannebery, #27 J.Mayo, #39 D.Joyce, #67 B.O’Toole
Another great opportunity to get down to Piranha Park this week and fire up our boys as we take on an in-form Sandringham side. We look forward to seeing the Coburg faithful again and also welcome all St Kilda fans who can still get their dose of footy action with their AFL team away in China.
Venue: Piranha Park, 12:30pm
Written by Ali Taleb, in his first year of his Bachelor of Business (Sports Management/Communications) degree at Latrobe University. The Coburg Football club is in a position to offer opportunities as the one Ali has taken. They are committed to educating our next generation of football leaders