Nhill v Warrack Eagles

BOOT: Nhill's Jake Pilgrim gets a kick away. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

BOOT: Nhill's Jake Pilgrim gets a kick away. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

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

Last time they met: Round nine, 2014. Warrack Eagles 22.19 (151) d Nhill 8.7 (55).

WARRACK Eagles coach Tim Inkster believes his club's clash with a depleted Nhill tomorrow will be all about finding the right balance going into the finals.

In the context of the season, the Eagles have little to play for, knowing they will meet Horsham Saints in a qualifying final next week regardless of whether they finish second or third on the ladder.

But after back-to-back losses against fourth-placed Minyip-Murtoa and minor premier Horsham, the Eagles want to win and head into finals with a spring in their step.

"We want to get things right for the week after," Inkster said.

"The result doesn't matter as much it's more the way we go about it. We can't afford to take it lightly, we've got to get some confidence back and get our work rate up."

Inkster said getting game time into Clayton Hinkley and Ben Spicer, who both made their senior returns at the weekend, would be important.

He said ruckman James Kirby and Jake Dalgliesh, Kyle Kemp, Brandon Walsh and Leigh Dovaston would be up for selection.

But leading goal-kicker Jae McGrath will miss after accepting a one-match ban for striking, as will defender Dalton Jaensch.

Nhill coach Shane Grover said his side would be without key players Andrew Watson, Aaron Beer and Tim Seymour, while Lachie Barber and Jake Pilgrim were also unlikely starters. "We're massively undermanned," he said.

"We just want to put pressure on them and give them a good hit-out."

Grover said the Tigers would likely blood another under-17s player for his senior debut, meaning there could be four or five junior players in the side.

"We've got nothing to lose we'll give some young ones and reserves players some senior experience," he said.


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