MELTON premiership players Darren Stanley and captain Ash Webber are ready to let a new crop of Bloods lead the charge but it will be with mixed emotions.The pair bow out this afternoon at MacPherson Park in what will also be Webber's 200th RegionalOne Ballarat Football League senior game.Stanley, 37, and Webber, 31, felt it was the right time to hang up their boots after staying to offer experience in a development phase for the club this season.Webber said it felt weird approaching a special milestone knowing that it would also mark an end."I've put my head on it but haven't wrapped my head around it," Webber said."If I put too much time thinking on it, the day will be a waste."I just want to play it out as a normal game."Hopefully we can come away with a win or at least be really competitive."Lake Wendouree are a really good side and we'll have to be on our best."Webber, a three-time BFL premiership player (2000-01 and 2005), returned to the field last week against Ballarat from a broken hand that sidelined him since round nine.The carpenter said he could have easily given the game away more than a year ago when it started to take a toll on his body but he felt compelled to stick around and help out a little bit longer.Webber, named at full-forward for this afternoon, stepped up to the Bloods' under-18 team in 1994, represented the BFL at interleague last season and has been captain for the past two seasons.Stanley began his football career with cross-town rival Melton South, a club he later coached before moving to Victorian Football League club Williamstown.After a year with the Seagulls, Stanley wanted to return to finish his career with a club he enjoyed - he has been at Melton since 2000.Stanley was a member of the Bloods' 2000 and 2001 premiership teams, has represented the BFL multiple times and is a dual BFL Henderson medallist (1998 with Melton South and 2000 with Melton)."I can't keep playing forever. I know the last game comes sooner or later," Stanley said."At the end of the day it's nothing to get too carried away about. I just want to enjoy it."There has been plenty of excitement in the Bloods' camp at training this week, with younger teammates preparing to taking on one of the competition's best for a fitting farewell to the pair.The mood in their own homes has also been growing in anticipation, with Stanley's and Webber's children looking forward to what they know will be a big game for their dads.Stanley's daughters Mia, Indi and Tyra will be keenly watching with his wife, parents and brother, while Webber's children Lachlan, Paige and Ella will be out in force with the Webber clan. Both players said they would like to remain involved in some role with the club but top of their agendas was some much-needed family time next winter.