CHFL: Bungaree knows what its takes

Bungaree coach Greg Middleton
Bungaree coach Greg Middleton

BUNGAREE has been entrenched at the top of the ladder since round four, but here's the time to make it count.

The Demons will head into their Central Highlands Football League qualifying final with Waubra knowing they have what it takes to beat the Roos, having done so in round 14, when they won by 38 points.

But while Bungaree has the recent advantage, the Roos will not be perturbed following that encounter.

Waubra senior coach Jason Allen said his side was down to one fit player on the bench by half-time in that clash, when they trailed by just four points.

The Roos greet the Demons on the back of a surprise round 17 slip-up to Daylesford, which could have cost them a spot in the top four had Buninyong beaten Gordon.

Allen said winning a qualifying final was extremely important.

"It's like trying to win round one," Allen said. "You get a week off and are one game closer to playing in a grand final, so there's a lot at stake."

The Roos welcome back a host of big guns for this encounter, including forwards Tim Boyle, Jacob Spolding and Jarryd Allen, onballer Jason Delaney and defender George Russell, while Gerard Roney has been promoted from the reserves.

Bungaree coach Greg Middleton has made two changes to the team that beat Beaufort last week, bringing in key midfielder Chris O'Keefe from a back complaint and tall Chris Cowan from a hamstring injury.

PREDICTION: Bungaree by 22 points.


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