Horsham District league | Laharum v Jeparit-Rainbow

Jack Shields will play against Jeparit-Rainbow on Saturday.

Jack Shields will play against Jeparit-Rainbow on Saturday.

LAHARUM will host Jeparit-Rainbow in round 15 of the Horsham District league. 

The Storm has already secured finals football and will now be eyeing a higher position on the ladder. 

The Mountain Men will book themselves in for finals football with a win against the Storm. 

Mountain Men co-coach Todd Heynen said his team was coming into the game with confidence. 

“We have a few players back into the side since we last played them,” he said. 

The two finals-bound teams played off in round four, the Storm winning by 44 points. 

The game was hotly contested in the opening half but the Storm made a break in the second half. 

“It’s hard to predict the outcome because both the teams will have altered line-ups,” Heynen said. 

“We know our best footy can match them.” 

Heynen said both teams had advantages and disadvantages. 

“They are bigger bodied than us and when we played them last time they were strong at half-back,” he said. 

“We’ll need to match up on their big forwards. We’re expecting our speed to be an advantage but speed is nothing if you don’t have the ball in your hand.” 

Versatile tall, Angus Martin, has been in fine form in the second half of the season. 

“He’s been important. His ability to play anywhere on the field has been good,” Heynen said. 

“We struggled to score goals the last time we played them so we might put (Martin) up there.”