Beaufort coach Rohan Brown hopes boon mid-season recruit Jarrod McCorkell will play enough games to qualify for the team’s 2017 finals campaign.
McCorkell was a big inclusion for the Crows on Saturday and helped the team secure victory over Waubra.
The former North Ballarat Rebels captain and ex-Northern Bullants player was cleared to the Central Highlands Football League club from Newtown and Chilwell last week.
Brown told The Courier that McCorkell, a versatile onballer/forward, was lured to Beaufort through his friendship with players like Chris Drew and Michael Foster, but was unsure how many games he would be able to play this year.
“It’s good, but hopefully we can get a few games out of him and qualify him,” Brown said.
Brown said McCorkell was an important pick-up given a number of season-ending injuries to senior players.
Beaufort’s 21-point win over Waubra on Saturday brought an end to an extremely tough, but successful start to the campaign.
The Crows sit fourth on the ladder after playing seven of last season’s finalists. The opening nine rounds have returned seven wins and two defeats.
Beaufort now gets a couple of easier fixtures against Rokewood-Corindhap and Skipton before the mid-season break.