Marsh Community Series, Preseason 2020

Marsh Community Series Review | Magpies Vs Tigers

It was a warm 32 degree day with gusty winds at the infamous Norm Minns Oval in Wangaratta. The Tigers were without Dusty, Cotchin, Houli, Tommy Lynch, Riewoldt and Edwards. Whilst the Pies had Grundy, Pendles, Sidebottom, Moore and Howe missing. Was a good hit-out for both teams, low tackling affair where the Pies had it pretty much on their terms before running out 40 point winners.

Adam Treloar:

The biggest and the most unfortunate story was Adam going down late with what appeared to be a mid-low grade hammy which puts him in serious doubt for Round 1 action. With scans on the way it may be best to find a replacement. And if he misses Round 1, he’ll be super unique going into Round 2.

Read our full preseason take on him from the 50 Most Relevant Series here.

Darcy Cameron:

Rookie Fwd/Ruc Did everything possible to put his name in contention for Round 1. A ratio of 11:1 from 12 disposals with 10 contested, 2 goals and 4 tackles is what really sets apart the men from the boys. Finished the day on a game high 127 SC points.

Jack Crisp:

The reliable and durable defender got amongst it early with 28 disposals and 12 marks, went at a high 1.6 AF points per minute before resting late.

Read our full preseason take on him from the 50 Most Relevant Series here.

John Noble:

Rookie defender racked them up at will sweeping across half back with 23 possessions, all but 3 uncontested. One to watch again in M2.

Mark Keane:

Rookie Irish defender who had 14 with 10 intercepts, May not make Round 1 but one that could get some games in season.

Jay Rantall:

Rookie mid with basketball background, was injected into the game in the last quarter. Racked up 9 disposals and looked a lively type.

Chris Mayne:

One for the draft or keeper league enthusiast, does a lot right and knows how to score in fantasy, 31 disposals with 10 marks./

Liam Baker:

Started his career as a forward but is fast turning into a slippery fast defender, had 30 with 12 contested.

Marlion Pickett:

Rookie mid who will be in all good fantasy teams this year, only had the 14 but looked really good, took the 1st clearance of the day, and gave De Goey a big bump early. He’ll be a whole lot better with the big guns back on board too.

Read our full preseason take on him from the 50 Most Relevant Series here.

Riley Collier Dawkins:

Rookie mid who started slow and couldn’t quite get into the tempo of the game. With spots limited it’s fair to say he may have given up ground to other contenders for Round 1. Will need a huge M2 game.

Callum Coleman Jones:

Rookie ruc/fwd, didn’t get a lot of it but what he did get was quality, soon enough he’ll be pushing for one of those ruck spots, can play.

Sydney Stack:

The type who loves to get involved, a very decent late draft pickup as a defender Just be aware it is M1, and plenty of quality was out in this game, you can never read much into Marsh Round 1