Roar­ing into the grand fi­nal

Co­bram Roar se­niors

The Cobram Courier - - SPORT -

Co­bram Roar will play Myrtle­ford Savoy in the Al­buryWodonga Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion grand fi­nal this week­end.

Their pre­vi­ous meet­ings were 2-1 at home and 1-4 away.

Co­bram had the bet­ter of Myrtle­ford when they trav­elled to Co­bram and could have eas­ily won by a larger mar­gin in a match the Roar to­tally dom­i­nated.

This match back in May was the last loss Myrtle­ford would have this sea­son.

Co­bram went into the match in Myrtle­ford with­out striker Bill Puck­ett, and Nathan Thomas came off early with a ham­string in­jury, throw­ing the side way out of bal­ance as Co­bram paid the price for a lack­lus­tre dis­play.

● Key match-up: Aaron Feldt­mann v Matt Park.

The for­mer AWFA star player and lead­ing goal scorer Park caused Co­bram plenty of headaches last time they met, scor­ing a hat-trick.

Co­bram cap­tain ‘Sticks’ Feldt­mann was have his hands full but must do the job if Co­bram are a chance of win­ning.

● His­tory: This will be the fifth time Co­bram has faced-off against Myrtle­ford in a grand fi­nal, with the last be­ing 44 years ago.

Co­bram de­feated the Savoys in 1968, 1969 and 1970 in the town’s very dom­i­nate era, but Myrtle­ford got one back in 1973 as they de­feated Co­bram in a penalty shoot-out.

● Form: Co­bram go into the match very con­fi­dent know­ing they were the last side to de­feat Myrtle­ford.

With a full side to choose from this time, Co­bram coach Adam Gatcum knows his side has the fire­power to cause prob­lems for any side.

Myrtle­ford have not lost since round seven but have gained some key in­juries at the wrong time of the year with cap­tain and cen­tre-back Brenton Cook out for the sea­son with a knee in­jury and star mid­fielder Jesse Stephens in doubt with a ham­string prob­lem. GK Sa­muel Var­ley, 2 Ray­mond Di­ra­macca, 3 Taner Tekan, 4 Bill Puck­ett, 5 Adam Gattcum, 6 Lee Tweedie, 7 Marc Star­tari, 8 Shaun Willis, 9 Tyler Seabrook, 10 Glenn Feldt­mann, 12 Aaron Feldt­mann (cap­tain), 14 Justin Smith, 15 Steven Ci­gana, 16 Carlo Me­ola, 18 Michael Star­tari, 19 Nathan Thomas, 20 Naz­zareno San­toro, 21 Wil­liam Mar­shall, 22 Jake Keating, coach Adam Gattcum, as­sis­tant Michael Star­tari, man­ager Jac­qui Seabrook.

Co­bram Roar re­serves

GK Jake Keating, 2 Jordan Nankiville, 3 Taner Tekin, 4 Lach­lan Os­bourne, 5 Carlo Me­ola, 7 Will Seabrook, 8 Naz­zareno San­toro, 9 Michael Star­tari (cap­tain), 10 Joseph Bal­lerini, 12 Joshua Koop­man, 15 Steve Ci­gana, 16 Kyran At­tana, 17 Al­bert Zito, 18 Ja­cob Bo­valino, 19 Nathan Stoate, 21 Joshua Knee­bone, 14 Hamish Sweeny, 20 Ben Ma­honey, 21 Al­fonso Grillo, 22 Zac McLeod, coaches Christo­pher Gash and Michael Star­tari, man­ager Sonya Bal­lerini.

Co­bram Roar di­vi­sion three (un­der-18)

GK Sa­muel Vardy, 2 Lach­lan Os­borne, 3 Jordan Nankiville, 4 Max Cabad­ing, 5 Joshua Koop­man, 6 Cooper Sor­renti, 7 Will Seabrook, 8 Michael De­maio, 9 Ben Ma­honey, 10 Joseph Bal­lerini (cap­tain), 12 Nicholas Gash, 14 Hamish Sweeny, 15 Nicholas Os­borne, 16 Kryan At­tana, 17 Nathan Stoate, 18 Jack Cas­sidy, 19 Mar­cus Rui­jters, 20 Tarkyn Hyde, 22 Zac McLeod, coach Christo­pher Gash, man­ager Feli­cia Lacey.

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