BATTLE: Beulah will be out for victory against Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers on Saturday. Picture: LES GRAETZMINOR premier Beulah takes on Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers on Saturday in the second semi-final at Woomelang.
The Tigers got the monkey off their back at the weekend when they claimed a stirring victory over the Blues, but Beulah will take solace in their convincing wins earlier in the season.
There will be plenty of adjustments to both sides after the weekend, with plenty of players set to come back.
Denis Redden will slot back into the Beulah forward line alongside Lachy Foott and Brock Orval, providing much-needed structure and a good focal point.
Luke Martin should line up on Redden.
His work in the Tigers’ backline has gone a long way towards their success this season, while Nick Watson has also enjoyed a solid year down back.
At the other end of the ground, Cliff Ryan will again present as a danger man to the Beulah defenders.
It is a safe bet Sam Martin will line up on him once again.
League best and fairest Tyler Lehmann will have his tail up, while Scott Smith and Shaun Monohan will both feature prominently in Beulah’s midfield.
John Guthrie and Colin Durie showed they were more than capable of matching it with the Blues midfielders at the weekend .
Sunday sees reigning premier Woomelang-Lascelles and Ouyen United square off in the first semi-final at Sea Lake.
The sides have had some good battles this year, with the Cats coming out slightly ahead after winning two of their three meetings.
The Demons’ strength comes from their talent in the front half, with Marcus Healy and Relton Roberts able to kick goals at will, and Brad Vallance patrolling half-forward.
Anthony Foott and Jack Shannahan will have a big job shutting down the Ouyen forwards, while Brodie Adcock will have to provide run off half-back for the Cats.
The Demons will look to Marcus Healy and Ben Gregg to get their hands on the ball through the centre, while the Cats will expect plenty from Rohan Coburn and Jamie Church.
The Cats have flown under the radar this year, while the Demons are big improvers.
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