In strong po­si­tion

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Wfl Finals -

“He’s a very im­por­tant player for us now in the mid­field.”

While White pro­vides youth­ful ex­u­ber­ance in the middle of the ground, he is sur­rounded by ex­pe­ri­enced veter­ans.

Ruck­man Reece Mcnally has plenty of op­tions at his feet, with Schache and big-bod­ied rover Tyler Lehmann in the thick of the ac­tion and the elu­sive Clint Bur­dett ca­pa­ble of play­ing on the ball or across half for­ward.

The for­ward line has func­tioned de­spite the loss of Brock Or­val, with Riley Lehmann prov­ing a hand­ful for op­po­si­tion de­fend­ers at full for­ward.

For­ward pocket Josh Web­ster gives the team an­other op­tion, while cen­tre half for­ward Mitch Glee­son has had a solid year.

The Gi­ants also get plenty from their out­side run­ners, with Sam Wed­dell, Ai­den Yel­land, Blake Mar­shall and Jamie Nield all get­ting their names on the score sheet at dif­fer­ent stages.

Wed­dell is one of the Gi­ants’ most im­por­tant play­ers, of­ten sweep­ing across half back and send­ing the team into at­tack with pre­cise ball use.

Sam White has emerged as a strong key po­si­tion player at cen­tre half back while Riley Cook usu­ally stands the op­po­si­tion full for­ward.

With Kai Forsyth and cap­tain Liam Price rac­ing to prove their fit­ness for the fi­nals, Schache said the side could be strength­ened even more as it pur­sues an­other grand fi­nal tilt.

“We got off to a slow start, but once we got a few games un­der our belt we’ve got­ten bet­ter,” he said.

“Hav­ing a bye right be­fore the fi­nals can be a good or a bad thing, but we’re ap­proach­ing it as good and a chance to freshen up and be fully fit for our first fi­nal.

“We think we can do re­ally well.”

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