Senior Teams | May 26-28

Published on Friday, May 26, 2023

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

Sam Lloyd will play his first game of the year for Bundoora in their trip to Ben Frilay Oval to face Hurstbridge.

Meanwhile Jaron Murphy and Blake Watson headline the inclusions for Whittlesea in their important clash with Banyule. The Bears have made three changes.

Macleod will be without some important names when they host Heidelberg, with Darcy Barden, Zachary Hudson and Reid Brandt all not selected for the Roos. The Tigers welcome back Benjamin Nikolovski but will miss Brody Tardio.

Greensborough ruck duo Nathan Howard and Jamie Smith are both ruled out for their side’s clash with North Heidelberg while Michael Ercolano and Marcus Lentini will be huge losses for West Preston-Lakeside and Montmorency respectively when they face off at J.E. Moore Park. However, the Roosters will bring back Ahmed Saad.

South Morang will make the trip to Northcote Park without leading goalkicker Joshua D’Intinosante or captain Mathew Robinson while Matthew Duckworth and Nicholas Parks have not been selected for Panton Hill’s battle with Thomastown.

Finnbar Maley will return to Eltham as they face Watsonia. The Panthers will miss Matthew Byron and Jackson Weatherald.

Both Kinglake and Laurimar make one change each for their huge top of the table clash at Kinglake Memorial Oval while Heidelberg West will be without Jordon Bulman or Louis Hill as they prepare to host Mernda.

Selected teams for the NFNL Women’s competition will be named in the lead-up to Sunday’s matches.

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


Selected teams: Hurstbridge vs Bundoora
Hurstbridge: IN – Ty Franks, Jarryd Lediott, Billy Loustas, Joel Naylor; OUT – Benjamin Beaven, Samuel House, Liam Middleton, Jack Stewart
Bundoora: IN – Sam Lloyd; OUT – Mitchell Antonello

Selected teams: Banyule vs Whittlesea
Banyule: IN – Liam Chambers, Thomas Hallebone, Michael Italia; OUT – Joshua Blake, Jackson Jones, Jack Sammartino
Whittlesea: IN – Thomas Falls, Jaron Murphy, Keidan Treacy, Blake Watson; OUT – Caylum Arthur, Aleksandr D’Arro, Brodie Driscoll, Jack Taylor

Selected teams: Macleod vs Heidelberg
Macleod: IN – Shaun Lumsden, Matthew McGregor, Thomas Newbold, Mitchell Tsaparis, Liam Wanders, Liam Williams; OUT – Darcy Barden, Kobe Brandt, Reid Brandt, Zachary Hudson, William Tsitsis, Jacob Walker
Heidelberg: IN – Zane Barzen, Benjamin Nikolovski, Daniel O’Dwyer; OUT – James Amalfi, Jed Rule, Brody Tardio

Selected teams: Greensborough vs North Heidelberg
Greensborough: IN – Brody Glenn, Will McFawn, Callum Spencer, Campbell Walsh; OUT – Benjamin Ham, Nathan Howard, Ben Money, Jamie Smith
North Heidelberg: IN – Hamish Murphy; OUT – Parker Heatley

Selected teams: West Preston-Lakeside vs Montmorency
West Preston-Lakeside: IN – Ashtyn Atkinson, Callum Kilpatrick, Ahmed Saad, Aidan Tilley; OUT – Michael Ercolano, Romy Noureddine, Luke Vincitorio, Lincoln Zhang
Montmorency: IN – Nicholas Green, Jackson Jones, Kyle Kankaanpaa; OUT – Ryan Gardner, Marcus Lentini, Flynn Riley


Selected teams: Panton Hill vs Thomastown
Panton Hill: IN – Timothy Duckworth, Jackson Grimble, Hayden Wall; OUT – Matthew Duckworth, Todd Johnston, Nicholas Parks
Thomastown: IN – Salvatore Mamone; OUT – Anthony Sione-Padula

Selected teams: Northcote Park vs South Morang
Northcote Park: IN – George Dellaportas, Brock McLennan, Jett Zacharias; OUT – Ben Armstrong, Nicholas Balderanos, James Tadd
South Morang: IN – Demetrios Constantinou, Dean De Propertis, Reece Jones, Joshua Lansfield; OUT – Adam De Propertis, Joshua D’Intinosante, Mathew Robinson, James Traianou

Selected teams: Watsonia vs Eltham
Watsonia: IN – Lachlan Bowden, Owen Davidson, Jack Larkin, Luke Whyte; OUT – Liam Doherty, Jamie Haber, Jett Humphreys, Kristian Lawson
Eltham: IN – Oscar Berry, Harry Downes, Finnbar Maley, Lorne Waldron; OUT – Matthew Byron, Nathan Perrone, Benjamin Smith, Jackson Weatherald

Selected teams: Diamond Creek vs St Mary’s
Diamond Creek: IN – Nil; OUT – Nil
St Mary’s: IN – Cameron Dowse, Kane Francis, Zak Goodwin, Jake Halewood, Connor Kissane, Liam Neil; OUT – Kieran Abbott, Cooper Bruce, Joshua Carelli, Jack Cicitta, William Dean, Noah Stanley

Selected teams: Lower Plenty vs Epping
Lower Plenty: IN – Matthew Ryan, Mitchell Skipper, Dion Stallbaum, Emett Wise; OUT – Felix Bell, Seth Hill, Jed Wallace, Hudson Young
Epping: IN – Harley Gleeson, Michael Jacobson, Francis Keenan, Tarkin Kunelius, Mitchell Moate, Caleb Newport, James Stockwell; OUT – Dean Bubis, Jake Conway, Bailey Cullen, Finnen Hoare, Brayden Pimperl, Adam Rose, Owen Sloan


Selected teams: Reservoir vs Fitzroy Stars
Reservoir: IN – Riley Barker, James Dickson, Ayman El-Ali, Jordan Sacca, Liam Smith; OUT – Dylan Bryce, Reece Miller, Alex Mills, Jack Smith, Joe Toce
Fitzroy Stars: IN – Gordon Bamblett, Luke Close, Raman Winmar; OUT – Michael Graham, Rex Taylor, Josh Wanganeen

Selected teams: Heidelberg West vs Mernda
Heidelberg West: IN – Brad McNeil, Liam Patterson; OUT – Jordon Bulman, Louis Hill
Mernda: IN – Riley Black, Zac Hill, Seth Jackson; OUT – Neeson Cook, Michael Evans, Ryan Lovegrove-Hudson

Selected teams: Kilmore vs Lalor
Kilmore: IN – Lachlan Chesher, Caden Fitzpatrick, Joshua Hart, Hayden Phillips; OUT – James Atkinson, Mark Cameron, Christopher Jackson, Cole Isbister
Lalor: IN – Luke Baker, Jarryd Baldasso,Connor Fitzgerald, Timothy Hung Do, Jake Wheeldon, Nathan Wilcox; OUT – Justin Bentley, Jessy Ellis, Jonathon McCumber-Kelly, Christian Pisano, Jediah Te Whaiti, Julian Zaccari

Selected teams: Kinglake vs Laurimar
Kinglake: IN – Lesley Adams; OUT – Luke Hannah
Laurimar: IN – Brayden Burgess; OUT – Kaiden Arthur


Selected Teams: Eltham vs Montmorency 1
Friday 7:00pm at Eltham Central Park

Selected Teams: Diamond Creek Women’s 1 vs West Preston-Lakeside 1
Sunday 3:00pm at Plenty Park Oval

Selected Teams: Banyule vs Darebin 1
Sunday 4:45pm at Beverley Road Oval


Selected Teams: Heidelberg vs Hurstbridge
Friday 7:00pm at Warringal Park

Selected Teams: Greensborough vs Whittlesea
Sunday 3:00pm at Greensborough War Memorial Park

Selected Teams: Fitzroy Stars vs St Mary’s
Sunday 3:00pm at Sir Douglas Nicholls Oval


Selected Teams: West Preston-Lakeside 2 vs Heidelberg West
Saturday 3:00pm at J.E. Moore Park

Selected Teams: Laurimar vs Darebin 2
Sunday 3:00pm at Laurimar Reserve

Selected Teams: Wallan vs Diamond Creek Women’s 2
Sunday 3:00pm at Wallan Recreational Reserve

Selected Teams: Montmorency 2 vs North Heidelberg
Sunday 3:00pm at Montmorency Park North Oval

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