Edenhope-Apsley confident ahead of Kalkee clash

KALKEE FIRING: Laharum's James Milich picks up the ball with immediate pressure from Kalkee's Daniel Schache in round one. Picture: SEAN WALES
KALKEE FIRING: Laharum's James Milich picks up the ball with immediate pressure from Kalkee's Daniel Schache in round one. Picture: SEAN WALES

CHRIS Oliver hopes his Edenhope-Apsley side can get into the swing of the new football season at the weekend, after a rusty first round performance. 

The Saints will travel to Kalkee on Saturday, and Oliver said he was expecting a strong Kalkee side.

“They have always been a fairly strong club in the past so we always come into these games a bit on edge,” he said.

“We are quietly confident that we can improve on last week’s effort.”

Kalkee had a strong opening hit out against Laharum last week, with the side’s newest recruits staring in the red and blue.

We will be monitoring a couple of their key players.

Chris Oliver

Oliver said his side would have to keep a close eye on some of their gun players.

“We will be monitoring a couple of their key players, such as the Exell brothers and Simon Hobbs,” he said.

Oliver said his side’s loss to Rupanyup at home last week was a nervy start to the season.

“We want to be tighter with the skills and settling down the game,” he said.

“If it’s raining it won’t help that much but we just want to blow that dust off and get things right.”

The side will be boosted by a couple of inclusions.

“Last year’s captain Bernie Kealy is back and new recruit Dylan Achison is coming in,” Oliver said.