LAKE Wendouree has rushed back Angus Kirby and Ash Simpson to face Redan as it strives to protect top position in the Ballarat Football League.
Kirby and Simpson have missed the Lakers’ past five games while overseas.
Coach Gavin Webb said while in different circumstances they might have returned via the reserves, they were in their best 22 and this was an important match.
He acknowledged they would be underdone fitness wise, but it was a chance the Lakers were prepared to take.
Lake Wendouree has also regained Bailey Edwards back from North Ballarat Roosters in the VFL for the clash which has been transferred from the City Oval to Wendouree Reserve.
The BFL on Thursday agreed to a request from Redan to shift the game from its home ground because of heavy conditions.
This is the second time in as many weeks that a BFL senior fixture has been moved, following the Sebastopol and Redan match being relocated from Marty Busch Reserve to Alfredton.
AFL Goldfields commercial and Regional operations manager Aaron Nunn said this transfer had been made under different circumstances.
He said the City Oval had good grass cover, but was extremely wet and soft in large patches.
“It is ultimately Redan’s decision to move the game.”
Nunn said Marty Busch Reserve had not met the minimum requirements to provide a safe environment, so the decision was taken out of the hands of Sebastopol.
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