Tigers set to unleash claws on Robins
THE SFL season will kick off on Good Friday with a clash between Brighton and Kingborough as the Robins host last year’s premiers under lights in what promises to be an entertaining game.
The game originally scheduled for round five has been brought forward in a good promotional move by Brighton. The Robins under new coach Daniel Willing have recruited well and will be a lot stronger outfit this season.
As their younger players start to strengthen up the Robins should see more consistency and should expect to climb significantly higher on the ladder this season.
The Tigers have lost a few quality players but have recruited really well and they have a lot of depth and this will put pressure on the senior players to remain hungry and keep up the high standard that has been set by coach Henley.
The Robins always play well under lights and use the wide-open spaces really well and they need to get off to a good start to apply some pressure to the visitors.
You would expect a very brave showing from the home side as they look for an upset but the experience and class of Kingborough should see them take the points as they attempt to defend their crown.
MEANWHILE the first round will officially kick off the following Saturday, on April 14 when New Noroflk take on Kingborough in a repeat of last year’s SFL grand also under lights at the Twin Ovals.
Reigning premiers Kingborough get the all-important home ground advantage when it hosts New Norfolk under lights in what promises to be a high standard game of football and a very close encounter.
The Tigers have lost a few players from last season but have plenty of depth and have increased their playing stock with some key recruits, which will make them stronger than last season and a bigger danger to other sides.
The Eagles will still be hurting after last season’s grand final defeat and this will give them the extra incentive and motivation to start the season with a win and prove they are still the side to beat for this year’s flag.
Kingborough will have gained a lot of confidence with their break through win in last year’s grand final and I believe they will continue their winning way and start the season with a win and take the four points.