GVL football round 4 previews by Sam Saracino

RIPPER MATCH...The Bears V The Cats. Photo: Nicole O'Neill

The Bears have just done what they needed to do in skipping past arch rival Shepparton United on the Easter weekend and then the Shepparton Swans last weekend.
Tatura will look to have a few seasoned senior boys back that missed last week.
For the Bears, Jacob Watts, coach Edward Lindon, premiership wingman Jordan McGregor, Tyler Bell, Hamish Rowlands and key forward Anthony Andronaco (three goals last week) will be crucial in trying to guide them to the win. Tip: Shepparton.
Rochester will be looking to make it two wins on the trot when it travels to Deakin Reserve to take on the winless Shepparton United.
The Tigers were ruthless in brushing aside Tatura by 22 goals last weekend.
Coach will again be hoping that his Tigers can share the goals around while Oscar Ryan, Joel Serra, Kaedyn Napier, Mitchell Roche and Kyle Clarke will be doing their best to try and lift the Demons to their first win of 2022. Tip: Rochester.
The Lions are hurting at the moment with a number of first choice players unavailable due to injury, but coach Ben Davey is not using that as an excuse.
He is using it as an opportunity to blood some young Lions who are grabbing their opportunity with both hands. Tip: Mooroopna
Shepparton Swans will be chasing its second win of 2022 when it welcomes Euroa today.
The Pies broke their duck last weekend with a solid four quarter effort to get past Seymour.
They will be keen to build on that and inflict a third straight defeat on the home team. In the end, I think the bigger and stronger bodies of the Magpies will be too much for the Swans. Tip: Euroa.
Benalla will be chasing its first win it welcomes the reigning premier to the showgrounds. The Saints are doing a fantastic job getting teams on the park this season after a challenging summer.
They came close to chalking up their first win on Good Friday only to fall short by a point.
Unfortunately, they have experienced a couple of big defeats as well, including against Mansfield last weekend and it will fall to Christopher Welsh, James Martiniello, Jake Pallpratt, Tom Downie and Samuel Harris to ensure they avoid a similar feat against the Bombers.
Kyabram was gallant in defeat against premiership favourite Echuca last weekend under the lights at Kyabram. Tip: Kyabram.
Mansfield has made the perfect start to 2022, but coach Chad Owens is aware of the challenge his chargers face today.
He says the Murray Bombers were the best side they played in 2021 and he is expecting them to be tough to beat for the 2022 premiership.
Echuca hasn’t lost a game either in 2022.
The Murray Bombers had their round one result reversed and they have appealed that decision.
That will be heard in May. This will be a real arm wrestle and the team that can dominated the scoreboard while having the momentum will win the four points. Tip: Echuca.

RIPPER MATCH…The Bears V The Cats. Photo: Nicole O’Neill