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MPNFL Brief 11th June 2022

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MPNFL Brief 

It’s only the two games being featured in the Brief but we’ve also picked out our Halfway Team of The Year, for both Divisions! 

Game Previews: 

Sorrento vs Rosebud 

With both games in Div 1 this week, there’s a chance for a couple of teams to re-establish their finals credentials. 

In this game, that’s on Sorrento, who sit fifth on the ladder but equal on wins with Pines, who sit seventh and there’s only 8.29% between them. 

Rosebud haven’t had a win in 2022 and languish down the bottom with a 48.11 percentage so it’s a pure pride play that awaits. 

For Sorrento last week, they had a 40 point win over Red Hill, which was a good response after AJ had them as the team with the most to play for. 

For the Sharks, Shannon Gladman was the best on ground, with 35 disposals (16 contested), 14 inside 50’s, nine clearances, four tackles, a goal and 173 fantasy points. 

Marcus Gardner was apt backup with 27 disposals (17 handballs), nine tackles, five clearances, four inside 50’s and used the ball well at 81%. 

However, no one used the ball better than Myles Poholke and Nick Wood. 

23 disposals at 91% read Poholke’s day, plus nine marks, three clearances and a goal, whilst Wood had 25 at 84%, ten marks and five rebounds. 

Rosebud suffered a 71 point loss themselves to the Bombers so when you’ve had a big loss, it’s all about individual performances. 

There were four real stars, none more bright than Liam McKenna, who had 27 touches, seven marks, five tackles, four clearances and a goal, producing 125 fantasy points. 

Reid Nanscawen was a bull all day, having 20 contested possessions amongst 30 disposals, with five clearances and eight one percenters. 

Fletcher Hustwaite also deserves his plaudits, for 28 disposals, six marks, five inside 50’s, five tackles and four clearances. 

Lastly, Robbie Bos’ 22 touches, two goals, five marks, three clearances and three inside 50’s finishes a very good quartet of performance. 

Rosebud want to win this game but Sorrento need to win this game for reasons aforementioned and for that reason, we’ve got to go with Sorrento. 

Daz tips: Sorrento 

AJ tips: Sorrento 

Sus tips: Sorrento 

Dromana vs Red Hill

With such a tight ladder, Dromana’s draw with Red Hill might be a blessing, or a curse. 

As of Round 10, it seems a blessing, as fourth spot is theirs, with Sorrento, Bonbeach and Pines looking up at them with envy, with their half game break. 

However, the curse is that third spot, as Dromana’s percentage is 7.57% better than third placed Frankston Bombers, but the Dons are half a game ahead, so watch for that late in the year. 

It’s all about this week for the Tigers, who need to bounce back after a 13 point loss to Bonbeach, whilst Red Hill went down to Sorrento by 40 points. 

Last week for Dromana, they were led by Billy Quigley, which surprises no one. 

The Quig-man had himself 34 disposals, nine inside 50’s, eight clearances, five tackles and 15 contested possessions. 

Sam Guerts was an able partner in crime, with 33 disposals, five clearances, four inside 50’s and rebounds. 

Daniel Gromley had himself 23 disposals, six marks, six clearances, five inside 50’s and three tackles, while ruckman Billy Guerts continued his fine form, with 24 disposals, 53 hit-outs, six marks and six clearances, but couldn’t convert his shots, kicking 0.3 

For Red Hill, they had a few big performers but as is a consistent theme, the bottom end haven’t quite stood up. 

Jonah Siversen had himself 29 touches (23 kicks), twelve marks (nine intercepts and six contested) and three clearances to be the best of the Hillies. 

Joshua Mold had 22 disposals, ten marks, five clearances, five inside 50’s, four rebounds, three tackles and kicked a goal, whilst Jake Mitchell had 25, five marks, five inside 50’s, four clearances and four rebounds. 

It looks too hard a hill (pun very well intended) to climb for the Reds, so I’ll back Dromana in this one. 

Daz tips: Dromana 

AJ tips: Dromana 

Sus tips: Dromana

Written by: Peter

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