Nhill v Horsham

FIRED UP: Horsham coach Jordyn Burke speaks to his players. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER
FIRED UP: Horsham coach Jordyn Burke speaks to his players. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Ground: Davis Park, Nhill, tomorrow, 2.20pm.

Last time they met: Round seven, 2014. Horsham 21.18 (144) d Nhill 8.10 (58).

LADDER-leader Horsham will continue its push for the minor premiership when it visits bottom side Nhill on Saturday.

Demons coach Jordyn Burke said his side, which had won its past four matches, still needed improvement in the lead-up to the finals.

"There's a lot on the line over the next two or three weeks," he said.

"We're going to be looking at a fairly close to full-strength side and we want to be playing the best footy we can.

"We still think we've got a fair bit of improvement with our footy."

The Demons forward line has been on fire in the past three weeks, averaging 131 points a game.

Burke said a spread of goal-kickers, including tall-target Sean Christopher who has kicked 15 goals in the past three weeks, would make the Demons dangerous.

"Sean's obviously in really good form," he said. "He's a fairly big target and his work rate has been really good.

"Our smaller brigade up forward has been pretty handy and we like to have a revolving door through there you want to have a few multiple avenues to goal."

Burke said Billy Lloyd and Rhona Conboy would bolster the side on their return from North Ballarat Rebels duties.

Nhill coach Shane Grover said his side was confident it could be competitive.

"We're working on our contested ball and work at the stoppages and we want to put pressure on their ball-carriers," he said.

"If we can put some pressure on their running brigade, hopefully our backline can hold up well."

Grover said the club had started to test players in different positions with half an eye on next season.

Forwards Sam Turmine and Mitch Borgelt have shown promise in the defensive half.


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