Kyabram aiming to get all three sides in

September 15, 2017

Kyabram's Senior coach Paul Newman will line-up with the reserves in Sunday's preliminary final against Shepparton United.

A date with Euroa in the Goulburn Valley League reserves grand final awaits for either Kyabram or Shepparton United.

The two clubs meet in Sunday’s preliminary final at Deakin Reserve, with the Bombers having the better of United this season.

The Bombers, who will line up with senior coach Paul Newman at full forward, will be hoping to make it three straight wins against the sixth placed Demons, having already won by a combined 100 points in two clashes this year.

The most recent outing was only three weeks ago where the Bombers had a 55-point win in round 18.

Bombers legend Newman has booted 16 goals in six matches this season, while Zach Norris is expected to feature again in the ruck.

Last year’s grand finalists finished the season in fourth place and have since beaten Mansfield in an elimination final before having their colours lowered last week against the Magpies.

Meanwhile, United has upset third-placed Rochester (handing Kyabram an unlikely double chance) and second-placed Shepparton to earn a preliminary final berth.

Harley Middleton, who played 11 senior games, starred for United against the Bears last week.

The powerful forward kicked five goals in the 31-point win.

Reigning Abikhair medallist Ben Pedretti and Riley Scott were also impressive.

●Kyabram has a chance to feature in all three football grades on grand final day, with its minor premier under-18s playing Shepparton.

The preliminary final battle between first and third will feature the competition’s two power forwards in Kyle Fitzgerald and Jak Trewin.

Fitzgerald kicked 44 goals this season for the Bombers, while Trewin, who finished second in the goal kicking, has 52 so far this season.

Hugo Ingham, Jordan McGregor, and Jack Nation will be pivotal to the Bears’ engine room, while Cade Mueller, Coby McCarthy and Will McDonell will need to continue their great seasons.

Reigning premier United, who has benefited from a host of senior regulars dropping back for under-18 finals, awaits the winner in the flag decider.

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