Much-needed bye has Eagles ready to fly
“The doctor recommended against playing the Lindisfarne game, so he’s rested and hopefully feeling up to it.
Marcus Parker is a doubtful starter, still waiting on the results of an ultrasound, but Jacob Wigg is expected to be available for selection after bruising his tailbone.
“If we could get those three playing it would be helpful, but at the same time it gave some of our younger players opportunities to step up last week, which they did,” the coach said.
“I’m really proud of their ef- forts. Without one of our key forwards, midfielder and centre half-back it would have been easy to back off, but to their credit they absolutely didn’t.”
Small forward and captain Josh Clifford led a valiant effort against second-placed Lindisfarne before the bye, scoring five goals.
But the Eagles slowed in the final quarter, eventually beaten 14.12 (96) to 12.11 (83).
This weekend New Norfolk faces a tough task against Claremont, which was merciless in its (195) to 2.6 (18)