Terang Mortlake vying for second consecutive reserves flag

PRIME POSITION: North Warrnambool Eagles' Sam Curtis and Liam Lyons are preparing for a HFNL reserves grand final against Terang Mortlake. Picture: Vicky Hughson

PRIME POSITION: North Warrnambool Eagles' Sam Curtis and Liam Lyons are preparing for a HFNL reserves grand final against Terang Mortlake. Picture: Vicky Hughson

SWAMPED with ins and outs after last season’s reserves grand final victory, Terang Mortlake has been forced to take the hard road to defend its premiership crown.

But here it is.

The Bloods face a fiery challenger, with minor premier North Warrnambool Eagles chasing premierships across all three senior grades on Saturday.

“There’s always a desire to beat North Warrnambool,” Terang Mortlake reserves coach Todd Robertson said.

“We’ve forged a fairly strong rivalry over the last couple of years.

“We beat them fairly convincingly at the start of the year and then we lost by one point to them in the semi-final. The boys are very excited to be here again.

“I have no doubt this one will be the same – a really tough game.”

In the under 18.5 competition, Cobden Bombers are vying for a second consecutive premiership against the high-flying North Warrnambool Eagles.

EYES ON THE PRIZE: Terang Mortlake's Jake Crawley will play a crucial role in the Bloods' charge for repeat premierships. Picture: Amy Paton

EYES ON THE PRIZE: Terang Mortlake's Jake Crawley will play a crucial role in the Bloods' charge for repeat premierships. Picture: Amy Paton

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