Vietnam Swans Reds v Whites Game 3 – The Decider!
The Reds v Whites series has had it all, an upset by the reds in game 1, blatant team stacking and a dominant win by the whites in game 2 and now the decider. We take a look at some key factors before tomorrow’s blockbuster at RMIT from 2pm:
Form Players: There have been plenty of strong showings throughout the series but some have the potential to make the difference in this game. Local player Dinh Anh had his best ever game in game 2 and was instrumental in intercepting wayward Red ball movement and effectively setting up White attacks that ultimately won game 2 comfortably. Can he keep his form going? Timmy B was god awful in game 1 but returned to something close to his best in game 2 to help setup play driving the Whites to their series leveler. What will he bring in game 3? Kiwi Tony was a solid target up front for the Reds in game 1 and is back for the decider. Will he give the Reds the firepower they were missing in game 2?
Missing Players: Absentees as much as present players may decide the decider. Falling right in the guts of the mid year break period the following players will miss game 3 – Whites – Chris Salmon, Vaughan Swart (still scared), Nath Milner, Andy G, Grant Keys, Eric Kerrison, Trent ‘the Hummingbird’ Davies, Irish Sean. Reds – Dan Morrison, Sean Milner, Paul Michael Hamilton, Sha Mac, Irish Aiden, Irish Teaguey. Which team can cobble together a strong enough squad and cover the big holes in the lineups?
Newbies: With the big omissions there’s room for new players to enter the series at this late stage and make a big difference. Some ready to finally have a kick are Damo Judd, Evan Koch, Kev Wilkinson and despite being present last match Billy Crang was effectively not on the field and could hopefully do a bit more to help the Reds chances this week.
Be there from 1:30 sharp tomorrow at RMIT. All players are welcome regardless of experience or skill. Swans have a tour to Cambodia (6th of August) and return Vietnam Vets match against Cambodia (20th of August) coming up so if you’re keen for some footy in Vietnam now is the time to get on board – www.vietnamswans.com or https://www.facebook.com/TheVietnamSwans/ for more information.