An­swer crit­ics

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Wfl Finals -

Kemp, so good in last year’s grand fi­nal, ap­pears cherry ripe for roam­ing com­mis­sion and has fea­tured promi­nently in the past few games.

Whether Roberts’ ab­sence rep­re­sents a weak­ness in the line-up re­mains to be seen. The Demons have kept win­ning with­out him.

Jor­dyn Burke, Billy Car­berry and Alex Harfield are warriors in the mid­field mix.

Burke will be im­por­tant as a mark­ing tar­get and bring­ing smaller team-mates into the game.

Brad Har­ti­gan looms large in any fi­nals cam­paign. He is set to be the gen­eral for the Demons and his ex­am­ple will be crit­i­cal for Hor­sham de­fend­ing its ti­tle.

Much of the over­all Hor­sham game rides on the back of the likes of play­ers such as Ben Lakin, who has had a stel­lar sea­son re­bound­ing from half back, and Rhona Con­boy, whose over­all on-field lead­er­ship is sec­ond to none.

It’s im­por­tant to note the Demons go in as mi­nor pre­miers de­spite hav­ing a re­serves team that has strug­gled all year.

This is re­flec­tive of the club’s will­ing­ness to draw on an over­all list and give op­por­tu­ni­ties to four or five un­der-17s to cut their teeth at se­nior level.

Can Hor­sham win the premiership again? I think they will be there on the last day, but the four other highly rated teams will have some­thing to say about that.

One thing the Wim­mera league has given us all year is un­cer­tainty on game days.

Favourites have turned out on a few oc­ca­sions not to be such great favourites.

A big ques­tion for Hor­sham is whether a rest this week and per­haps another one in the fi­nals will do the Demons more harm than good?

They might play three games in six weeks. We’ll wait and see.

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