Raid on the Blues

KOONDROOK-Barham is coming off its first loss of the Central Murray Football Netball League season and now faces a difficult task tomorrow against an in-form Kerang.

The Raiders fell to reigning premiers Woorinen last week, but are expected to have star player Matthew O'Dwyer return from a hamstring strain.

The Blues have won their past two clashes against the Tigers and Mallee Eagles, who are both firming as finals contenders, and now faces The Raiders on home turf at Riverside Park.

Kerang has also done so without playing-coach Brad Pay, who still has questions over his return after being tipped to return last week.

The addition of Shaun Wilson has brought Kerang's midfield to life, adding to the class of playing-coach Jesse Clark, Marty Kelly and ruckman Troy Davis.

The Raiders may have the better depth though with O'Dwyer, Kalan Huntly and Phil Smith headlining, while Jarryd Wishart and Tom May able to rotate through.

O'Dwyer's return up forward will be huge with Max Baldissera (three goals) the only real target last week.

The Blues are struggling inside 50 with Riley Hird their only real target at the moment.

Last time they met: Kerang 9.15 (69) defeated Koondrook-Barham 7.5 (47) at Kerang (Round 15, 2018).

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