HDFNL - Toolleen raid to be a success

LEITCHVILLE/GUNBOWER will look to record a sixth consecutive win against Mount Pleasant tomorrow when the Bombers travel to Toolleen in round three action.

The two-time Heathcote District Football Netball League grand finalists are one of three sides yet to lose a match in season 2017, with the side sitting third on the ladder after observing the bye last weekend.

The Blues are one rung behind on the ladder, thanks to an opening round win against Lockington Bamawm United and a Good Friday loss to Colbinabbin.

Matt Hawken's men will be refreshed thanks to a break during Easter, with the side sustaining no injuries in the 48-point opening round win against the Grasshoppers.

Matt Perri led the way in the Bombers' forward line 13 days ago, and his presence will be pivotal in determining how the visitors go tomorrow.

For Perri and his fellow forwards to get the ball, the midfield will need to control proceedings.

Matt Ladson starred in his debut match for Leitchville/Gunbower two weeks ago, and he will face a battle with Carl Thiesz – who is one of the home side's key players.

James Walsh is another major inclusion for the Blues this year, and his battle with Joel Donehue will be another match-up to watch.

Ryan Herring – who missed the Blues' round two loss to Colbinabbin – will be a handy inclusion, with Ryan Prendergast best suited to battle with the former Golden Sqaure centre half-forward.

However, the depth Leitchville/Gunbower possesses across all positions will be critical to the result, with Mount Pleasant in a development phase.

The Bombers won by more than 100 points on each occasion the sides met in 2016. A similar result could be on the cards tomorrow.

PREDICTION: Leitchville/Gunbower will win by 60 points.

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