The selected teams for this week’s NFNL senior football matches.
All Meadows Greyhounds Division 1 and A Plus Labour Solutions Division 2 clubs are able 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 and Greensborough have both lost a key player for the Meadows Greyhounds Division 1 top of the table clash at Warringal Park.
The Tigers will be without 2018 Frank Rosbrook medallist Michael Brunelli, while the Boro have lost ruckman Liam Read.
Muhammad Saad and Fraser Pope both return for Macleod’s crunch game against Bundoora, where a spot inside the top-five is on the line, although Jack Baker is unavailable.
Bundoora regains David Mitchell, Brendan Carlyon and Daniel Guccione, but will be without star midfielder Daniel Venditti as it looks to end a two-game losing run
Northcote Park will be without rebounding defender Lachlan Boscarini for its important home game against Montmorency. Boscarini was best afield in the Cougars’ win away to Bundoora last week.
The Magpies regain Ben Walton for his fourth game of the season in what looms as a must-win game, with both sides vying for a spot inside the top half of the ladder.
Kyle McDonald and Brandon Bailey will both miss North Heidelberg’s match against Hurstbridge at Shelley Reserve. The Bridges regain Ryan Jackson.
Meanwhile, Aidan Tilley and Michael Marotta return for West Preston-Lakeside as it makes the trip to Montmorency Park South Oval to take on Lower Plenty. The Roosters look set to be without in-form midfielder Matthew Signorello, who has been named in Port Melbourne’s VFL squad for its clash with the Northern Blues.
The Bears regain Alden Meale among three changes as they look to recapture their best form following consecutive heavy defeats.
In A Plus Labour Solutions Division 2, Adam Oxley will line-up for Eltham in its home match against Diamond Creek at Eltham Central Park. The former Collingwood defender is one of three inclusions, along with key forward Michael Still.
The Creekers will be without key forward Dean Limbach and Oliver Stapleton for the crunch game, where they will be aiming to keep their finals hopes alive.
Fitzroy Stars will be without Peter Hood, Andrew Lovett and Max Maynard for their meeting with Thomastown for the NAIDOC Cup. Jacob Osei-Duro won’t line up for the Bears.
St Mary’s regains midfielder Mitchell Hocking as it hunts for a third-straight win against Watsonia. The Saints have made eight changes as they look to bounce back from a big loss at Banyule.
Elsewhere, Epping will be without skipper Leigh Judd for its trip to the Whittlesea Showgrounds where it takes on the third-placed Eagles – who have added Paul Higgins.
In Heidelberg Golf Club Division 3, Laurimar has named Mitch Golby and Jordan Wilkins for its trip to J.J. Clancy to take on Kilmore. The Blues regain Matt Swindells for the much-anticipated top-three clash.
Scott Conte and Cam Jordan return for Panton Hill’s trip to South Morang, although Matthew Byron will miss after he was hurt in last week’s win at Mernda.
Meanwhile, Kane Moore is back in Heidelberg West’s side for its trip to Eltham College to face off against Old Eltham Collegians, although Masaki Miki will miss.
Selected teams for the NFNL Women’s competition will be named in the lead-up to each match.
Continue below for all the team changes. Click on the links to see the selected teams.
MEADOWS GREYHOUNDS DIVISION 1
Selected teams: Northcote Park vs Montmorency
Northcote Park: IN – Alexander Phokos; OUT – Lachlan Boscarini; 23rd Player – N/A
Montmorency: IN – Xavier Cahill, Vincent Loccisano, Ben Walton; OUT – Jacob Bedrac, Michael Fitz-Gerald; 23rd Player – Vincent Loccisano
Selected teams: Macleod vs Bundoora
Macleod: IN – Fraser Pope, Muhammad Saad; OUT – Jack Baker; 23rd Player – Regan Uwandu
Bundoora: IN – Tristan Brown, Brendan Carlyon, Daniel Guccione, Paul Harrison, David Mitchell; OUT – Aaron D’Angelo, Jacob Maynes, Beau Moorcroft, Daniel Venditti; 23rd Player – Tristan Brown
Selected teams: Lower Plenty vs West Preston-Lakeside
Lower Plenty: IN – Alden Meale, Brixton Timewell, Chris Zapantis; OUT – Lachlan Stagoll, Oliver Wilson; 23rd Player – Chris Zapantis
West Preston-Lakeside: IN – Michael Marotta, Rainier Pezzin, Aidan Tilley; OUT – Sean Shorten, Matthew Signorello; 23rd Player – Rainier Pezzin
Selected teams: North Heidelberg vs Hurstbridge
North Heidelberg: IN – Curtis Brown, Jake Brown, Braidyn Hirt, Morgan Persson-Clark; OUT – Brandon Bailey, Kyle McDonald, Brock Perichon; 23rd Player – Curtis Brown
Hurstbridge: IN – Michael Glynn, Ryan Jackson; OUT – Tyron Loader; 23rd Player – Ethan Taylor
Selected teams: Heidelberg vs Greensborough
Heidelberg: IN – Liam Daniels, Thomas Hallebone, Samuel Wright; OUT – Michael Brunelli, Jarrod Walters; 23rd Player – Thomas Hallebone
Greensborough: IN – Nick Beames, Ben Laschko; OUT – Liam Read; 23rd Player – Ben Laschko
A PLUS LABOUR SOLUTIONS DIVISION 2
Selected teams: Eltham vs Diamond Creek
Eltham: IN – Sean Desmond, Adam Oxley, Michael Still; OUT – Josh Merkel, Lane Sinclair; 23rd Player – Matthew Johnson
Diamond Creek: IN – Lachlan Coe, Danyon Kambouris, Nicholas Kitchell, James Prosser; OUT – Ty Franks, Dean Limbach, Oliver Stapleton; 23rd Player – Nicholas Kitchell
Selected teams: Fitzroy Stars vs Thomastown
Fitzroy Stars: IN – Jungala Ellis, Hayden Heta, Riley Livingstone, Hedley Smith; OUT – Peter Hood, Andrew Lovett, Max Maynard, Steven Miles; 23rd Player – TBA
Thomastown: IN – Marcus Arico, Tom Bonson, Harrison Bugden; OUT – Jacob Osei-Duro, Lane Tucker; 23rd Player – Marcus Arico
Selected teams: St Mary’s vs Watsonia
St Mary’s: IN – Kieran Abbott, Mitchell Hocking; OUT – Mitchell Lee; 23rd Player – Kieran Abbott
Watsonia: IN – Robert Carnovale, Lewis Franz, Daniel Gervasoni, Jamie Haber, Matthew Lattouf, Sam Leishman, Benjamin McKenzie, Julian Rullo; OUT – Daniel Annetta, Madison Bell, Austin Creak, Julian Janev, Fraser Kubeil, Joshua Mazzarella, Marcus Sindrivanis; 23rd Player – Julian Rullo
Selected teams: Whittlesea vs Epping
Whittlesea: IN – Paul Higgins, Rye Johnson; OUT – Tye Parkinson; 23rd Player – Rye Johnson
Epping: IN – Jake Cullen, Bill Hughes, Ethan Kunelius, Matthew Riccardi, Stephen Solomon; OUT – Leigh Judd, Jake Perry, Michael Sibaie, Callan Wilson; 23rd Player – Ethan Kunelius
HEIDELBERG GOLF CLUB DIVISION 3
Selected teams: Reservoir vs Mernda
Reservoir: IN – Eddie Arabi, Zacharias Cookson, Dylan Cornford, David Lewis, Ben Mowlam, Rikki Toet; OUT – Mitchell Hawkins, Zack Lovell, Damien Petrucciani, Dylan Potter
Mernda: IN – Matthew Dean, Jesse Inzillo, Jacob Loft, James Maraschiello; OUT – Nicolas Aleksovski, Tom Deayton, Riley Edwards, Edward Mills, Tanar Peirce
Selected teams: Old Eltham Collegians vs Heidelberg West
Old Eltham Collegians: IN – Dylan DeBritt, Andrew Hargrave, Cody Johnstone, Lachlan Smith, Paul Vidinopoulos; OUT – Konnar Adam, Luke Booth, Thomas Cleary, Alex Emmins, Joshua Vendramini
Heidelberg West: IN – Kane Moore, Lachlan Reinke; OUT – Blake Manton McCarthy, Masaki Miki
Selected teams: Kilmore vs Lauirmar
Kilmore: IN – Matthew Swindells; OUT – Lachlan Gough
Laurimar: IN – Mitchell Golby, Jesse McKinnon, Jordan Wilkins; OUT – Michael Brennan, Zac Hill, Grant Sampson, Joel Wesley
Selected teams: South Morang vs Panton Hill
South Morang: IN – Rohan Buzzini, Dominic Tropea; OUT – Mitchell Dickson, Riley Hopkins, Oliver Potter
Panton Hill: IN – Scott Conte, Jeremy Gercovich, Cameron Jordan, Samuel Montanaro; OUT – Jack Baines, Matthew Byron, James Cummane, Jackson Mill
ANZ DIVISION 1 WOMEN’S
Selected teams: Darebin vs Diamond Creek Women’s
Sunday 3:00pm at A.H. Capp Reserve
Selected teams: West Preston-Lakeside vs Bendigo
Sunday 3:00pm at J.E. Moore Park
Selected teams: Montmorency vs Bundoora
Sunday 3:00pm at Montmorency Park North Oval
MC SECURITY DIVISION 2 WOMEN’S
Selected teams: Darebin vs Diamond Creek Women’s
Sunday 1:00pm at A.H. Capp Reserve
Selected teams: Heidelberg vs Eltham
Sunday 3:00pm at A.J. Burkitt Oval
Selected teams: South Morang vs St Mary’s
Sunday 3:00pm at Mill Park Lakes Reserve
MIRVAC DIVISION 3 WOMEN’S
Selected teams: Montmorency vs Mernda
Sunday 1:30pm at Montmorency Park North Oval
Selected teams: Reservoir vs Hurstbridge
Sunday 3:00pm at Crispe Park
Selected teams: VU Western Spurs vs Greensborough
Sunday 3:00pm at Henry Turner Reserve
Selected teams: Wallan vs Laurimar
Sunday 3:00pm at Wallan Recreational Reserve