CENTRAL Highlands Football League coach Clive Raak has questioned the timing of the round six blockbuster between reigning premiers Springbank and Bungaree.
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The two sides took part in a standalone encounter last Sunday, just six days out from the Highlanders’ AFL Victoria Community Championship clash against Geelong and District.
Of the 36-strong interleague squad, 10 played in the a bruising encounter which the Tigers won by 13 points.
Springbank coach Michael Searl and Bungaree livewire Chris O’Keefe were among those to withdraw from the squad due to injury sustained in the match.
“A big blockbuster, ideally, for an interleague coach, you probably wouldn’t want to see that happen again,” Raak said.
“But that’s how it has panned out and we can’t turn back time.”
The Highlanders have named a strong line-up to tackle the Geelong and District side in the clash at Bungaree on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Johno Leoncini and Mick Rix will coach the Central Highlands under-18 side in a curtain-raiser to the senior game.
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