From the Border Mail
HUME league coach Brent Piltz believes the competition has “a good mix” to take on the Ovens and King at Howlong later this month.
“We’ve got a bit of everything,” Piltz said.
“The league only picked players who were keen to play and hopefully we can get through the next couple of weeks without too many injuries.
“There is a bit of experience in the side, plus a lot of enthusiastic, quick, young blokes which really helped us at Sandy Creek last year.”
Youngsters Ben Baker, Ron Boulton, Aidan Johnson and Declan and Connor Galvin will be pressing for a spot after some strong form in the opening four rounds.
Lockhart coach Jordan Harrington is a glaring absentee after breaking his index finger in last weekend’s clash against CDHBU.
Key Demon defender Andrew Emery is also sidelined with a fractured leg.
Some of the more notable players to bypass the inter-league are Daniel Maher, Trent Castles, Al Austin, Matt Seiter, Nico Sedgwick and Jamie Parr.
Castles has been a regular inter-league representative for Hume and TDFL over the past decade and would have been an automatic selection for Piltz.
“Trent would have been good, but we’re lucky to have some in-form forwards around the league,” Piltz said.
The league will train at Howlong on the Tuesday and Thursday before the game on May 19.
The squad is: R. Boulton, D. I’Anson, J. Luff, J. WIlliams, A. Johnson (Brock-Burrum), J. Gaynor, Daniel Cox, D. Cupido, J. Maksymow (Henty), D. Middleton, B. Dower, R. Speed (Jindera), L and C. Butler, T. Webb, R. Anderson, C. Howard, M. Collins (CDHBU), P. Hancock, B. Baker, S. Jolliffee, A. Dilger, M. Hughes, B. Lefoe (Howlong), J. Senior, R. Brennan, T. Logue, T. Osmortherly (Murray Magpies), Z. Kerr, T. Austin (Billabong Crows), M. Aalbers, R. Lavery, Brian Lieschke (RWW), J. Jones, B. Carman, A. Mackinlay, J. Beaumont (Holbrook), C. Simmonds, J. Merkel, J. Shields, T. Haines, B. Gould (Culcairn), J. Muldoon, J. Phillips (Lockhart), Connor Galvin, B. Alexander, M. Bahr, Declan Galvin (Osborne).