Rupanyup v Noradjuha-Quantong

Noradjuha-Quantong's Dalton Cross. Picture: PAUL CARRACHE

Noradjuha-Quantong's Dalton Cross. Picture: PAUL CARRACHE

Ground: Rupanyup Recreation Reserve, Saturday, 2.20pm.

Umpires: F. Marklew and R. Morrow.

Last time they met: Round 13, 2013. Noradjuha-Quantong 11.10 (76) d Rupanyup 9.15 (69).

RUPANYUP and Noradjuha-Quantong have a chance to push themselves for top five contention when they meet on Saturday.

The clubs are two of five teams that have won just one of their first four matches, creating a logjam in the middle and lower rungs of the ladder.

Percentage is all that separates fifth-placed Kalkee from ninth-placed Rupanyup.

The Bombers are sixth and desperate for a win to keep in touch with the top five.

Panthers coach Mick Finnigan said his injury-struck side hoped it could get a win on the board against the ailing Bombers.

“Hopefully we will gain a couple back from injury, but we’ll have to wait to see how everyone trains,” he said.

“We’re looking forward to playing on our home ground and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be the best of weekends weather-wise, so that might work in our favour.”

The Bombers will be bolstered by the inclusions of Heath Watson and captain Jordan Huff, who will line up for the first time this season.

Bombers coach Jarred Combe said the inclusions would lift the side.

“They’re two of our most important players, so we’re glad to have them back in,” he said.

“It’s a pretty important game for both clubs, being 1-3.

“We’re confident we can get a win, but not overconfident – when you’re 1-3 you can afford to underestimate your opposition.”

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