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Tocumwal hungry to rebound from heart-breaking loss

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April 13, 2017

Only three Picola District Football League north-west games will take place on Saturday with Tocumwal and Berrigan headlining round two.

Only three Picola District Football League north-west games will take place on Saturday with Tocumwal and Berrigan headlining round two.

Tocumwal, who finished sixth last season, suffered a heart-breaking loss to Strathmerton in round one, conceding five straight goals in the final quarter to lose by just five points, while Berrigan will be aiming to start its season with back-to-back victories.

Berrigan began its season in spectacular fashion with a 104-point win against Jerilderie.

Jake Dalgliesh and Kyle McQualter will be aiming to back up their impressive form last week for the Saints as coach Lee Schmidt sets his sights on Picola United at the top of the table.

Meanwhile, the Bloods will be hoping decorated midfielder Lee Warnett can show the form that earned him two O’Dwyer Medals when the club played in the Murray league.

Mathoura will be looking to bounce back from its 91-point loss to Picola last week when it hosts a buoyant Blighty.

The Redeyes were dominant in last week’s 33-point victory against Deniliquin, with Jed Brain starring with four goals.

James Kennedy was also instrumental for Daniel Kirchen’s men as they started in sensational fashion, kicking nine unanswered goals in the first term.

In the round’s finals clash, Yarroweyah will finally start its season against the Rovers after having a round one bye.

Playing coach Paul Massingham joined the Hoppers following his switch from Berrigan and the first-time coach will be hoping to instil a fresh approach.

The Hoppers have only won one game in each of the past two seasons and with just the one inclusion the Rovers may have the edge in this one.

Rover Brody Lumber, who kicked more than 100 goals for Blighty in 2012, will be hoping to back up his impressive four-goal haul against his former club last week, as Nick Braybon searches for his first win as senior coach this season.

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