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It’s set up to be a thriller

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April 12, 2018

Berrigan will be counting on Jake Dalgleish to continue his blistering form during this weekend's marquee match-up against Deniliquin Rovers in the Picola District League.

Berrigan and the Deniliquin Rovers will go head-to-head in one of this weekend’s marquee Picola District league fixtures.

Both enter the battle of Berrigan off the back of quality wins; the Saints trounced Tocumwal on Good Friday by 75 points, while the Roos impressed in a thrilling six-point win against Strathmerton.

The hosts enter with an extra week of rest in their legs and will look for a similar start to what they produced against the Bloods, where they had 12 scoring shots in the first quarter and led by 36 points at the first break.

Jake Dalgleish was in sizzling form first-up, booting six goals in a best-on-ground performance to help seal his side the points.

The Saints only managed fifth on the ladder last season and defied pre-season expectations in round one, knocking off the more fancied Bloods despite losing a handful of core talents at the end of last year.

Alternatively, expectations were already high for the Roos heading into the season and they’re through the roof now after beating the Bulldogs.

Importantly their off-season additions wasted no time making an impact, with forward Ricki Waters snagging five goals on debut.

Dylan and Nathan Kerr were also among the star players, showing plenty of class and dash through the middle of the park.

The Roos were without Aaron Purcell and Brendan Hope in round one, with both expected to play a major role in the forward structure once in the side.

If last season’s second meeting between the sides is anything to go by, footy fans could be in for an absolute treat on Saturday with just seven points separating them in round 15.

The Roos were challenged in the last quarter against the Bulldogs, but showed plenty of guts to pull off the win, a result that would build character and belief among the group.

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