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VFL Preview: Round 19 v Casey Demons

Several Saints will be out to impress in the VFL this weekend when Sandringham travels down to Cranbourne to face the second-placed Casey Demons.


Where: Casey Fields, Cranbourne

When: Saturday, 11 August

Time: 2pm

Conditions: Overcast conditions are forecast with winds and showers in the afternoon, reaching a top of 12 degrees.

Form guide:

Sandringham (11th, 5-9-1) is fresh off the bye last round and will want to salvage something over the remaining three weeks. Coach Aaron Hamill will be looking for a strong finish to the season that includes trips to Preston City Oval and Victoria Park beyond this weekend.

Casey’s (2nd, 13-2) 91-point defeat of the Northern Blues at Casey Fields last week keeps them in second spot with 11 consecutive wins, with a top-of-the-table finish not out of the question with three rounds to go.

READ: Sammy's VFL Review (Round 17)

Selected team:

B: 40. O. Clavarino, 61. D. Joyce, 13. J. Noone
HB: 55. N. Coffield, 37. H. Goddard, 42. B. White
C: 51. D.  Langlands, 2. K.  Answerth, 46. E.  Phillips
HF: 62. R. Connellan, 23. T. Lamb, 41. D. Minchington
F: 17. J. Haidon, 65. N. Smith, 1. D. Weickhardt
R: 6. H. Mclean, 5. B. Seccull, 9. M. Cook
Int: 45. L. Austin, 44. H. Clark, 74. L. Dunstan, 67. S. Gilbert, 24. J. Hille, 14. K. Nissenbaum, 15. J. Sziller, 57. M. Weller
23P: 47. K. Owens

Players to watch:


Corey Wagner

The ex-North Melbourne rookie has been a welcome recruit into the Casey ranks this season and was prolific through the midfield and up forward against the Northern Blues. Wagner kicked four goals and finished with 26 disposals and 10 tackles.

Mitch White

The ex-Demon was another player to standout in last week’s big win, finishing with three goals, nine tackles and 16 disposals. White will once again play a critical role against Sandringham on Saturday afternoon.

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Hugh Goddard

The St Kilda-listed defender has been building form in the back half for the Zebras and continues to mount a case for an AFL recall. Despite a heavy loss to Box Hill two weeks ago, Goddard was among the best with ten marks and 18 disposals.

Darren Minchington

The injury-riddled Minchington will be eager to boost his match fitness on Saturday afternoon in a bid to return to senior footy. ‘The Meatball’ had 16 disposals and five tackles in the Zebras’ last match a fortnight ago.