Senior Teams | July 20-21

Published on Friday, July 19, 2019

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

North Heidelberg has named Brent Harvey, Billy Hogan and Brandon Bailey for its clash with Meadows Greyhounds Division 1 ladder-leader Greensborough at Greensborough War Memorial Park, where the Boro have included ruckman Liam Read.

Both sides have lost a representative defender for the first vs third clash, with Nick Riddle to miss for the Boro, while the Bulldogs will be without Nick Matthews.

2018 Frank Rosbrook medallist Michael Brunelli returns for Heidelberg’s trip to Montmorency after missing last week’s two-point win over Greensborough. The Tigers will be without in-form defender Tom Sullivan.

Billy Jenkin and Michael Fitz-Gerald return to bolster the Magpies’ defence, although representative midfielder Stephen McCallum will miss the clash at Montmorency Park.

West Preston-Lakeside has named a settled line-up for its grand final rematch against Macleod. The Roos have lost Brad Leggett to injury and last week’s five-goal hero Muhammad Saad to Coburg, but have named VFL-listed duo Harry Simington and Jack Baker.

Bundoora welcomes back Daniel Venditti and Scott Dowell for its important trip to Ben Frilay Oval to take on Hurstbridge. The Bridges have recalled key forward Jack Donnelly.

Meanwhile, Northcote Park goal sneak Ricky Fandrich returns for the Cougars’ home match against Lower Plenty at Bill Lawry Oval. The Bears have lost versatile tall Ciaran Porter to injury.

In A Plus Labour Solutions Division 2, Banyule returns from the bye and has included key trio Scott Gumbleton, James Kroussoratis and Tim Martin for its trip to Coventry Oval to take on Diamond Creek, although Brent Stanton will miss.

Hugh Kavanagh will play his first game since Round 8 for the Creekers, although Josh Marchbank will miss after being named in the best players in last week’s vital win away to Eltham.

Anton Woods and Josh Merkel are among six inclusions for Eltham as it looks to rebound when it travels to Sir Douglas Nicholls Oval to meet the Fitzroy Stars.

Lionel Proctor and Max Maynard have been named for the sixth-placed Stars as they seek a win to keep their finals hopes alive, following last week’s disappointing home loss to Thomastown.

Whittlesea midfielder Xavier Dimasi returns from a two-week injury layoff for his side’s clash with in-form St Mary’s at Whatmough Park. The Burra have named Chris Petroro and ruckman Jordan Galea among four inclusions.

In Heidelberg Golf Club Division 3, Adam Dennis returns for Laurimar as it hunts a 13th win on the trot in its trip to Heidelberg Park to take on fifth-placed Heidelberg West. Mitch Golby will miss after kicking two goals in last week’s victory over Kilmore.

Panton Hill ruckman Joel McLellan will play his fifth game of the season and first since Round 6 when the Redbacks host Old Eltham Collegians at A.E. Cracknell Reserve. Matthew Byron, Nathan Hendry and Jonty Rushton also return for the Redbacks.

Elsewhere, South Morang has named Jake Potter for its top-four clash with Kilmore at Mill Park Lakes Reserve, while Daniel Moore returns for Lalor’s bottom of the table clash with Reservoir.

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.


Selected teams: Hurstbridge vs Bundoora
Hurstbridge: IN – Angus Butterfield, Jack Donnelly; OUT – Cooper Barbera, Michael Glynn
Bundoora: IN – Scott Dowell, James Lord, Jason Pannam, Daniel Venditti; OUT – Tristan Brown, Liam Gray, John Jorgensen, Beau Moorcroft, Matthew Morison

Selected teams: Northcote Park vs Lower Plenty
Northcote Park: IN – Ricky Fandrich, Michael Naldrett; OUT – Brock McLennan, Julian Violato
Lower Plenty: IN – Andrew White; OUT – Ciaran Porter, Jarrod Shaw

Selected teams: Greensborough vs North Heidelberg
Greensborough: IN – James Love, Liam Read, Josh Riddle, Jason Rogers; OUT – Nick Beames, Thomas Brindley, Ben Laschko, Jacob Pickett, Nick Riddle
North Heidelberg: IN – Brandon Bailey, Brent Harvey, Billy Hogan; OUT – Curtis Brown, Jarrod Fitzpatrick, Braidyn Hirt, Nicholas Matthews

Selected teams: West Preston-Lakeside vs Macleod
West Preston-Lakeside: IN – Nil; OUT – Rainier Pezzin
Macleod: IN – Tim Baker, Jack Baker, Bailey Grioli, Harry Simington; OUT – Brad Leggett, Muhammad Saad, Charles Smythe, Regan Uwandu, Jayden Wilding

Selected teams: Montmorency vs Heidelberg
Montmorency: IN – Zachary Beadle, Joshua Boulton, Michael Fitz-Gerald, Billy Jenkin; OUT – Jacob Bedrac, Xavier Cahill, Bailey Eustance, Stephen McCallum, Vincent Loccisano
Heidelberg: IN – Michael Brunelli, Kai Kearns; OUT – Patrik Della Rocca, Thomas Hallebone, Thomas Sullivan


Selected teams: Diamond Creek vs Banyule
Diamond Creek: IN – Jack Empey, Hugh Kavanagh; OUT – Nicholas Kitchell, Joshua Marchbank, James Prosser
Banyule: IN – Christian Farchione, Scott Gumbleton, James Kroussoratis, Tim Martin, Jacob Mitchell; OUT – Riley Keath, Patrick Molony, Bailey Neilson, Brent Stanton, Jye Stevens

Selected teams: Epping vs Thomastown
Epping: IN – Jake Perry, Michael Sibaie, Robert Skiathitis, Nathan Taylor, Callan Wilson; OUT – Nicholas Anastasi, Erik Beeson, Nicolas Melitsis, Matthew Riccardi, Adam Rose, Harry Vincent
Thomastown: IN – Nil; OUT – Robert Barbara

Selected teams: Fitzroy Stars vs Eltham
Fitzroy Stars: IN – Max Maynard, Steven Miles, Jared Payne, Lionel Proctor; OUT – Joshua Calyun, Jungala Ellis, John Hayes, Sheldon Quartermaine
Eltham: IN – Mikael Avramov, Riley Byrne, Simon Carafa, Joshua Merkel, Lane Sinclair, Anton Woods; OUT – Adam Currie, Jesse Freeman, Matthew Johnson, Matthew Keys, Kyle O’Sullivan, Adam Oxley, James Snell

Selected teams: St Mary’s vs Whittlesea
St Mary’s: IN – Jack Dean, Jordan Galea, Christopher Petroro, Lachlan Potter; OUT – Adam De Girolamo, Shane Derham, Zachary Hudson, Nathan Jasper, James Todd
Whittlesea: IN – Xavier Dimasi, Jay Russell; OUT – Harrison Jarvie, Rye Johnson, Matthew Langford


Selected teams: Heidelberg West vs Laurimar
Heidelberg West: IN – Stefan Condello, Blake Manton McCarthy, Brodie Muir; OUT – Jordan Allen, Ben Kennan, Stuart Pike
Laurimar: IN – Adam Dennis, Chris Morton, Andrew Phillips, Joel Wesley; OUT – Ethan Frawley, Mitchell Golby, Bryce Kotas, Riley Moloney-Salvador

Selected teams: Lalor vs Reservoir
Lalor: IN – Daniel Cartisano, Alex Dao, Daniel Moore, Timothy Murphy, Robert Todd, Kane Toronis; OUT – Matthew Baker, Jarrod Langborne, Shannon Mills, Joshua Novelli, Christian Pisano, Sam Rexhepi, Ryan Simmons
Reservoir: IN – Benjamin Noy, Kris Parsons, Dylan Potter, Zane Pugliese-Thompson; OUT – Matthew Hands, Brian Hutchinson, Robert Merrett, John Perichon, Lachlan Walmsley

Selected teams: South Morang vs Kilmore
South Morang: IN – Nathan Bell, Mitchell Dickson, Mitchell Kalpakis, Brock Pell, Jake Potter; OUT – Brendan Brettschneider, Rohan Buzzini, Joshua Lansfield, Dominic Tropea, Daniel Wain
Kilmore: IN – Benjamin Taylor-Egan, Zac Pettit; OUT – Patrick Binion, James Minogue

Selected teams: Panton Hill vs Old Eltham Collegians
Panton Hill: IN – Matthew Byron, Nathan Hendry, Joel McLellan, Jonty Rushton, Bailin Searle; OUT – Declan Carson-McLennan, James Cummane, Andrew Jackson, Jackson Mill, Scott Thompson
Old Eltham Collegians: IN – Konnar Adam, Thomas Cleary, Tom Lester, Thomas O’Neill; OUT – Cody Johnstone, Dean Lymberatos, Michael McMahon, Corey Ray


Selected teams: Darebin vs Bendigo
Sunday 3:00pm at A.H. Capp Reserve

Selected teams: West Preston-Lakeside vs VU Western Spurs
Sunday 3:00pm at J.E. Moore Park

Selected teams: Bundoora vs Diamond Creek Women’s
Sunday 3:00pm at Yulong Reserve


Selected teams: Darebin vs Heidelberg
Sunday 1:00pm at A.H. Capp Reserve

Selected teams: St Mary’s vs Diamond Creek Women’s
Sunday 3:00pm at A.K. Lines Reserve

Selected teams: Eltham vs VU Western Spurs
Sunday 3:00pm at Eltham Central Park


Selected teams: Reservoir vs VU Western Spurs
Sunday 3:00pm at Crispe Park

Selected teams: Greensborough vs Montmorency
Sunday 3:00pm at Greensborough War Memorial Park

Selected teams: Wallan vs Hurstbridge
Sunday 3:00pm at Wallan Recreational Reserve

Selected teams: Mernda vs Laurimar
Sunday 3:00pm at Waterview Recreation Reserve

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