BFL grand final: Sunbury runs into early injury trouble

HARD AT IT: Bacchus Marsh versatile tall Rhys McNay puts a full press on Sunbury's Trent Stead at a boundary throw-in. Picture: Dylan Burns.

HARD AT IT: Bacchus Marsh versatile tall Rhys McNay puts a full press on Sunbury's Trent Stead at a boundary throw-in. Picture: Dylan Burns.

Rick Horwood plans to put his hand up for another year as Sunbury heach coach.

PRESSURE: Matt Sutherland looms large as Sunbury's Mathew Medcraft attempts to get hold of the football. Picture: Lachlan Bence

PRESSURE: Matt Sutherland looms large as Sunbury's Mathew Medcraft attempts to get hold of the football. Picture: Lachlan Bence

“I’m keen to go again. I’d like to do it.”

Horwood is unsure what his future holds with the Lions, with a full football department review to take place shortly.

RUNNING FREE: Roger Allen sizes up a target as he finds time and space to clear the Sunbury defence at the Eastern Oval on Saturday. Picture: Lachlan Bence

RUNNING FREE: Roger Allen sizes up a target as he finds time and space to clear the Sunbury defence at the Eastern Oval on Saturday. Picture: Lachlan Bence

He has been in charge at Clarke Oval for six years for a BFL premiership in 2012 and other grand final appearances in 2011, 2013 and this year.

Sunbury also played finals in the past two years.

Meanwhile, small forward Jack Landt was taken to hospital by ambulance after Saturday’s defeat.

He was coughing up blood after being on the end of a heavy bump 12 minutes into the first quarter.

Landt was forced from the field.

While he did play on, Landt had little impact on the game and did not add to his season goal tally of 52 which had him third on the BFL goalkicking list.

Nathan Wood also ran into injury trouble in the opening term, limping from the ground with a corky to have Sunbury under pressure with its rotations.