Hard to beat

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Wfl Finals -

For a start, Toohey Medal­list and ruck­man Kieran De­lahunty pro­vides first use to his on­ballers and his mo­bil­ity around the ground is a mighty as­set.

He also has a more than ca­pa­ble change-up part­ner in nonon­sense War­wick Stone.

De­lahunty has great hands and eas­ily rates among the best big men in the com­pe­ti­tion. He will work as part of a co­he­sive unit that in­cludes coach Damian Cameron, John De­lahunty, Kade Pe­ter­ing and Sam Win­field.

The big man also has the ben­e­fit of know­ing that this group gen­er­ates enor­mous com­pet­i­tive drive when en­gaged in the con­tested ball.

Cameron and John De­lahunty in par­tic­u­lar have strength over the ball and Pe­ter­ing and Win­field the class to fin­ish off by foot.

The Bur­ras’ pri­mary for­ward is long and lean Bray­den Ison, who is hav­ing his best sea­son in Wim­mera league and tak­ing full com­mand of a gen­er­ous amount of nat­u­ral skill.

He is dan­ger­ous in front of goal, even from a long way out, and has a good ally in An­gus Trethowan, who takes the ball hard and floats into the space well and is al­ways good for a cou­ple of goals.

Fel­low tall Jae Mcgrath has also kicked plenty of goals this year and con­sid­er­ing his sea­son will be un­der pres­sure to per­form on the big­ger stage.

De­fen­sively, much comes down to Luke Cham­ber­lain in the key cen­tre half back post and the dash from half back gen­er­ated by in-form Oliver Young.

Proven de­fend­ers also in­clude drift­ing Justin Garth and in-an­dun­der spe­cial­ist Tom Cooper.

The Bur­ras also have the ben­e­fit of hav­ing ex­pe­ri­enced el­der states­man Clin­ton Mid­g­ley who they can use as all-round in­tu­itive de­fender or as at­tack­ing pinch-hit­ting for­ward.

In sum­ming up, Minyip­mur­toa de­serves to have been premier­ship favourite for most of the year, but in­con­sis­tent form in the lead-up to the fi­nals has opened the door for other chal­lengers.

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