Senior Teams | August 6 – August 7

Published on Friday, August 5, 2022

The selected teams for this week’s NFNL senior football matches are in.

Senior men’s teams in Melbourne Greyhounds Division 1 ONLY are permitted to select a 23rd Player for this weekend’s matches. The 23rd Player must be an under-19 eligible player and can’t have previously played more than two senior games.

Heidelberg recruit Brayden Sier will play his first game from injury when the Tigers travel to Greensborough.

Sunny Brazier returns for Hurstbridge’s must win clash with Northcote Park. The Cougars are unchanged from their 31-point loss last week.

Marcus Lentini will be a welcome addition for Montmorency in their top five battle with Bundoora while North Heidelberg make four changes for their trip to Whittlesea, with Brandon Bailey and Charles Le Fanu headlining the inclusions.

In a boost for Lower Plenty, Darcy and Billy Barden will return for the Bears in their big clash with St Mary’s. The Burra bring in Nicholas Dean but do lose Jacob Yeomans.

After being a late out last week, Tyrone Leonardis comes back into the Thomastown line up for their match with Panton Hill while Mikael Avramov and Michael Still return for Eltham when they face an unchanged Fitzroy Stars outfit.

Tim Martin headlines the inclusions for Banyule when they host Diamond Creek, but in a massive blow for the Bears, Kye Yodgee is out through injury. The Creekers welcome back David Mennen and Joel Randall.

Laurimar will be bolstered by the return of captain Mitchell Thompson for their top to the table battle with South Morang while Ryan Bongetti makes his way back into the Mernda lineup for their trip to Heidelberg West.

Timothy Ellis and Niall Mcdonagh will be much needed inclusions for Old Eltham Collegians when they face Kilmore away from home. The Turtles lose Matthew Keys and Eden Simpson.

Selected teams for the NFNL Women’s competition have been named ahead of the second week of finals.

Continue below for all the team changes. Click on the links to see the selected teams.


Selected teams: Hurstbridge vs Northcote Park
Hurstbridge: IN – Sunny Brazier, William Cookson; OUT – Samuel House, Mitchell Hymus; 23rd Player – Zach Manser
Northcote Park: IN – Nil; OUT – Nil; 23rd Player – Benjamin Little

Selected teams: Macleod vs West Preston-Lakeside
Macleod: IN – Chris Long, Joseph Nesci, Thomas Newbold; OUT – James Condello, Thomas Flood, Mitchell Rust; 23rd Player – Zac Howell
West Preston-Lakeside: IN – Rainier Pezzin, Jake Pulice, Aaron Tsarouhas; OUT – Thomas McMahon, Cooper Shoebridge

Selected teams: Greensborough vs Heidelberg
Greensborough: IN – Lachlan Hill, Will Mcfawn; OUT – Lachlan Agnew, Ethan Luke
Heidelberg: IN – Luke Bunker, Jesse Kane, Brayden Sier; OUT – Isaac Wallace, Charlie Wilson

Selected teams: Montmorency vs Bundoora
Montmorency: IN – Marcus Lentini; OUT – Alexander Chiocci
Bundoora: IN – Joel Fitzgerald; OUT – Jacob Maynes; 23rd Player – Joshua Collins

Selected teams: Whittlesea vs North Heidelberg
Whittlesea: IN – Steven Dempsey, Jordan Ormerod; OUT – Lachlan Beattie, Joshua Eid; 23rd Player – Jack Taylor
North Heidelberg: IN – Brandon Bailey, Charles Le Fanu, Corey McKay; OUT – Mitchell Dillon, Jack Mapleson, Douglas Morris; 23rd Player – Brodie Owen


Selected teams: Panton Hill vs Thomastown
Panton Hill: IN – Scott Conte, Jack Ryan; OUT – Thomas De Maria, Ryder Hobbs, Ayden Robinson
Thomastown: IN – Tyrone Leonardis; OUT – Josh Beare

Selected teams: Banyule vs Diamond Creek
Banyule: IN – James Clark, Michael Italia, Tim Martin, Bailey Neilson, Joshua Page, Darcy Watt; OUT – Liam Chambers, Kai Davies, William Goodieson, Spencer Graham, Daniel Langford, Xavier Mitchell, Kye Yodgee
Diamond Creek: IN – Andrew Elward, David Mennen, Joel Randall; OUT – Billy Empey, Lachlan Homewood, Max Whalley, Declan Williams

Selected teams: Watsonia vs Epping
Watsonia: IN – Benjamin McKenzie, Riley Taylor; OUT – Darcy Boxall, Regan Lockhart, Luke Whyte
Epping: IN – Bailey Caldow, Jaedyn Kearney, Adam Rose, Clark Sloan, James Stockwell; OUT – Dean Bubis, Connor Fitzgerald, Dylan Hoysted, Omar Mustafa, Massimo Nardo, Owen Sloan

Selected teams: Fitzroy Stars vs Eltham
Fitzroy Stars: IN – Nil; OUT – Nil
Eltham: IN – Mikael Avramov, Michael Still, Luke Wachinger; OUT – Riley Byrne, Aviela Choka, David Evans, Lane Sinclair

Selected teams: St Mary’s vs Lower Plenty
St Mary’s: IN – Nicholas Dean, Mitchell Green, Bailey Leonard, Joseph Maggio; OUT – Simon Carafa, Bede Collis, Lachlan Potter, Raygan Tate, Jacob Yeomans
Lower Plenty: IN – Darcy Barden, William Barden, Brent Lynch; OUT – Zak Goodwin, Daniel Iozzi, Brixton Timewell, Andrew White


Selected teams: Reservoir vs Lalor
Reservoir: IN – Dylan Bryce, Noah Diana, Austin MacDonald, Jack Smith; OUT – Thomas Harrington, Aaron Jenner, Liam Smith, Linden Young
Lalor: IN – Jarryd Baldasso, Justin Bentley, Jaidyn Curzi, Jarrod Langborne, Christian Pisano, Raymond Poulton; OUT – James Carroll, Kai Di Mauro, Jonathan Hinsley, Mohammed Idris, Thomas Sulyok, Adrian Zaccari

Selected teams: Heidelberg West vs Mernda
Heidelberg West: IN – Louis Hill, Alex Williamson; OUT – Connor Camilleri, Ayman O’Dowd, Daniel Walters
Mernda: IN – Ryan Bongetti, Christian Cawsey, Rory McIntyre; OUT – Nicholas Eades, Kai Turner, Ethan Wild

Selected teams: Kilmore vs Old Eltham Collegians
Kilmore: IN – Bailey Derrick; OUT – Jake Beattie, Ryan Eyre
Old Eltham Collegians: IN – Timothy Ellis, Sebastian Francis-Perkins, Niall Mcdonagh, Matthew Quinton; OUT – Matthew Keys, Lukas Lymberatos, Jesse Robb, Eden Simpson, Lachlan Smith

Selected teams: South Morang vs Laurimar
South Morang: IN – Adrian Alessandrino; OUT – Liam Failla, Joshua Renehan
Laurimar: IN – Mitchell Thompson; OUT – Ethan Frawley, Ethan Jones


Selected Teams: Diamond Creek Women’s 1 vs West Preston-Lakeside 1
Saturday 2:00pm at Epping Recreation Reserve

Selected Teams: Montmorency 1 vs Darebin 1
Sunday 2:00pm at Epping Recreation Reserve


Selected Teams: St Mary’s vs Eltham
Saturday 12:00pm at Epping Recreation Reserve

Selected Teams: Banyule vs Whittlesea
Sunday 12:00pm at Epping Recreation Reserve


Selected Teams: Mernda vs Hurstbridge
Saturday 10:30am at Epping Recreation Reserve

Selected Teams: West Preston-Lakeside 2 vs Laurimar
Sunday 10:30am at Epping Recreation Reserve

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