Time to shine

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Wfl Finals -

Much de­pends on how the ro­bust Mcken­zie, equally at home in at­tack or on the ball, plays and whether the team can fully ex­ploit the ruck­ing, mark­ing and goal-kick­ing abil­ity of big man Shan­non Ar­gall.

Ball mag­net Peters can also play at a level above the com­pe­ti­tion when on song. His foot skills are elite in Wim­mera league and his abil­ity to turn de­fence into at­tack is con­sid­er­able.

The Ea­gles’ scat­ter­gun ap­proach to play­ing at­tack­ing foot­ball is great to watch when they get it right and opens op­por­tu­ni­ties for their squad of young­sters.

And it’s a method that also opens the door for ris­ing spear­head tal­ent Dal­ton Jean­sch.

If Jean­sch can find space and team-mates hon­our his leads, his abil­ity to be dam­ag­ing will come to the fore.

The Ea­gles have also come to rely heav­ily on the mop-up ex­per­tise of Ri­ley Mor­row, who ac­cu­mu­lates im­por­tant set­tling touches through half back each week.

The x-fac­tor player the Ea­gles are likely to miss, and who could make the team a five-goal­bet­ter side if avail­able, is wildly tal­ented Char­lie Wil­son. But Wil­son, on the footy path­way, might have big­ger fish to fry.

So just what are the Ea­gles’ chances to not only get past the first week of fi­nals but to also threaten for a spot in the sea­son cli­max? Pick a card.

The team has the po­ten­tial but in­con­sis­tency through­out the sea­son more than sug­gests it will need to pull out some­thing spe­cial to be a se­ri­ous threat.

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