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Another test for in-form Blighty

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May 12, 2018

Blighty faces another big test tomorrow when they host Strathmerton in round six of the Picola Football League.

Despite having a 2-2 record, the Bulldogs have lost their matches by no more than a goal, while the Redeyes are 4-1 and coming off a massive away win against reigning premiers Picola.

Tomorrow will be the first rematch between the two teams since the thrilling 2017 semi final, where star Blighty midfielder Jed Brain missed a shot for goal after the siren which led to Strathmerton clinching a grand final berth.

Blighty coach Jack Tyndall said he’s not concerned about previous matches.

‘‘It’s in the past and although it will be in the back of some players’ minds, it’s a new season.’’

After last week’s upset win over Picola, the Redeyes will again need to be at their best taking on the Bulldogs.

Both sides are in good form so it should be a cracking contest.

‘‘The boys will have a bit of confidence after beating Picola,’’ Tyndall said.

‘‘We just need to take it one week at a time and not concern ourselves with who we’re playing.

‘‘It’s not going to be easy, Strathy are always a tough outfit and have a pretty good midfield.

‘‘We won’t go into this game any differently than how we usually do.

‘‘The boys will just need to stick to the game plan; attacking the ball, keeping intensive pressure throughout the game and ensuring everyone plays their part.

‘‘Matt O’Kane is in pretty good for them, but I’m not too worried about who they have, it’s just about sticking to the game plan.’’

Tyndall said the Redeyes had nine players out last week through injury, however he expects key position players Tanner Robertson, Cody Jordan and Jack Bunnett to return tomorrow.

Selection: Blighty by eight goals.

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