CHFL: Waubra's out for payback

Buninyong's Jimmy Carroll tackles Springbank's Simon Quinlan

Buninyong's Jimmy Carroll tackles Springbank's Simon Quinlan

WAUBRA will be out to exact revenge on the team that ended its tilt at the 2013 Central Highlands Football League premiership on Saturday.

The Roos lost just two games last season and both were against Buninyong, who they meet on home soil this weekend.

And the defeat that will stick in the minds of Waubra coach Jason Allen and most of his charges will be the preliminary final, which the Bombers won by 17 points to progress to a second-straight grand final.

Allen rated the Bombers as a vastly underrated team this year after a season that has returned just the one defeat, against Springbank on ANZAC Day.

“They have kind of been forgotten about, but we haven’t forgotten about them,” Allen said.

“They are a good side. We will have to be at our best to beat them.”

Waubra heads into the clash after seven-straight wins, including a hard-fought victory over Springbank by 17 points last weekend.

Mark Molloy and Josh King are the inclusions for Saturday, while Stephen Gosling (hamstring) and Rohan Brown come out.

Buninyong coach Jarrod Morgan says this is a vital period in the season for his side, which faces a host of top teams in coming weeks.

“The next four weeks we have Waubra, Bungaree and Hepburn so they are all must-win games. They are eight-point games. They are teams you are fighting against for the top four. If you win one and they lose one it makes a big difference,” he said.

Onballer Jimmy Carroll, defender Mark Phelps and forward Phil Benn are the big ins for the Bombers, which got home over Creswick at the weekend.

PREDICTION: Waubra by 15 points.

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