After a week off with the bye Jerilderie are set to host a red-hot Tocumwal side in the Picola & District Football League tomorrow afternoon.
The Bloods are one of the sides to beat this year, fresh off a solid 45 point win over Berrigan last Friday, while in the Demons’ first game they suffered a 104 point thumping at the hands of the Saints.
Despite this Jerilderie playing coach Josh Hillary is expecting his side to make a stand against Tocumwal.
‘‘After being touched up the way we were in round one I expect a response from our boys,’’ he said.
‘‘I’m optimistic about what we can do but I’m also realistic about the situation.
‘‘We need to at least be competitive and try and put a good show for our home crowd.
‘‘I’ll be looking for more consistency and a higher work rate from my side this week.’’
Tocumwal will once again be without playing coach Sean Logie, who is resting a sore hamstring, and will also have key recruits Sam Boake, Ben Shiels and Darren Atkinson unavailable this week.
Coming into the side for the Bloods will most likely be Dane Maxwell and Matt Peterson, with Nick Bacchetto set to make his senior debut for the Toc.
Jerilderie will have at least one inclusion into the side with key forward Brad Parker playing his first game since the Dees’ 2014 grand final win.
A key match-up for this game will see veteran defender Scott Baldwin and power forward Aaron Purcell do battle.
Selection: Tocumwal by 10+ goals.
In other Picola League action it will be reigning premiers Picola United travelling to take on Berrigan tomorrow afternoon.
Picola will be fresh off the bye while the Saints will be looking to rebound from last week’s disappointing loss to Tocumwal.
Key players to look out for will be Picola’s Adam Jorgensen and Ian Fry with Berrigan playing coach Lee Schmidt and Jake Way being the Saints to keep an eye on.
Selection: Picola by five goals.