Stawell v Horsham Saints

STRUGGLE: Stawell's David Morris wrestles with Horsham Demon Nick Pekin. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER
STRUGGLE: Stawell's David Morris wrestles with Horsham Demon Nick Pekin. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Ground: Central Park, Stawell, tomorrow, 2.20pm.

Last time they met: Round seven, 2014. Horsham Saints 14.19 (103) d Stawell 9.9 (63).

HORSHAM Saints coach Shayne Breuer believes his side will need to be wary of Stawell when it travels to the Warriors' home turf on Saturday.

The Saints will return from a fortnight's break, with Breuer taking the opportunity to watch the Warriors take on Horsham at the weekend.

"For the first half they were right in among it," he said.

"Their attack and endeavour stood out to me and they've got some good young guys coming up.

"We just have to match them in their commitment and attack on the ball."

Breuer said his side would have plenty to play for with a potential top-three berth on the line. "If we win tomorrow we go a fair way towards setting that up, which is fairly important in the scheme of things," he said.

Breuer said Pat Knott and Mark Ellis would be in contention to return, however Matt Hoe would miss with work.

North Ballarat Rebels players Keegan Mellington and James Richards could also bolster the Saints, however Jarrod Berry and Darcy Tucker will miss the rest of the season.

Stawell coach Brad Cassidy said his side needed to come out firing against a high-quality opposition.

"We've got to have the application that we did in the first half at the weekend," he said.

"If we can do the fundamental things really well we'll give ourselves a chance.

"They'll want to continue their winning form and take that into the finals series. They've got a lot to play for and our players certainly know that."

Cassidy said Mitch Olafsen would miss with an ankle injury, while Liam Scott and Matt Considine were in doubt.

He said Brody Stewart and Sean Ellis were in consideration for senior selectio


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