Mallee Football League: round two preview

OUYEN United will host local rival Walpeup-Underbool in the first match of round two, with the match poised to go down to the wire.

Both teams were over-run by their opponents in the final quarter last week and will be looking to make amends tomorrow.

Ouyen United showed it is capable of finding multiple avenues to goal against Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers.

The side will require a full four-quarter effort from its young midfield to ensure Bradley Vallance and Robert Lindsey can control their forward line.

Walpeup-Underbool will look toward the experience of David Piasente and Kane Munro to gain ascendancy.

The Roos will need to capitalise on the quick legs of Ryan Stacey and Josh Stone so they can keep up with the likes of Benjamin Mole and Ben Gregg.

Beulah will hope to make amends for last season's disappointing finish against Woomelang-Lascelles in what is shaping up to be an evenly matched contest.

The Devils will be confident in their ability to keep up with the fast finishing Cats after an emphatic win against Hopetoun last week.

Both teams were quick and clean last week in moving the ball from their the back 50 to their strong forward lines.

Beulah needs Kim Hallam and Sam Martin on top of their games to shut down Woomelang-Lascelles' forwards.

Meanwhile Cats Anthony Foott and Jack Shannahan must continue their good form down back.

Corey Kelly looms as the danger man for the Cats, and Beulah needs Shaun Monohan and Jason Turnbull to be every bit as good as they were last week.

Jeparit-Rainbow supporters will be keen to witness what a host of new players are able to do as new coach Chris Meyer takes his team to face Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers.

Heath Clugston will work hard for Jeparit-Rainbow, and Nathan Cocks is poised for a solid season.

Sea Lake-Nandaly will put on a good show for its home crowd again, with Cliff Ryan, Jarrod Arentz, and Simon Weekley all in strong form up forward.

Lachlan Gilbert has settled well into the on-ball brigade for the Tigers, and will work well with Tom Summerhayes and the evergreen Col Durie.

Hopetoun has the bye this week.

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