PRELIMINARY Final day usually produces the best final of a final series and the clash between Seymour and Shepparton will be no different; it’s going to be a beauty.
Now, looking from the outside in, it appears that this is a game that is going to determine second spot in 2017 as Kyabram breezed through to the Grand Final last week with an easy win over Seymour and continued their unbeaten season. We only need to go back to 2014 when the Shepparton Swans upset Benalla in the decider so a win here to either of these sides will give them the confidence to back it up and upset Kyabram the following week.
These two sides met just once during the season and it happened to be at Deakin Reserve also. The Bears lead by six goals at the final change in that game and then ended up winning by 25 points. It was a comfortable win by them and Seymour will need to start well this week.
Big Ash Holland in the ruck is coming off a best on ground display in last week’s Semi Final win and John Bradaric kicked five goals also. Brandyn Grenfell was one of the Lions’ few winners last week but Seymour has the artillery to bounce back hard. Jason Cole, Harry Wheeler, Ben Clifton, Rory Scopel and Brent Ryan are all class and want a spot in the grand final.
It really is a toss of the coin this one but Shepparton at home will be the victors.