NORTH Warrnambool Eagles are sweating on the fitness of two top-line recruits.
Forwards Dylan Parish (hamstring tightness) and Dion Johnstone (ankle) suffered injuries in the club's thrilling three-point triumph over Cobden on Saturday.
Eagles mentor Adam Dowie said the duo were in doubt leading into Saturday's clash with finals fancy South Warrnambool.
"They're probably two of the guys we're really excited about," Dowie said.
"Cobden had some injuries as well and I think the boys were pretty fatigued by the end of the game.
They're probably two of the guys we're really excited about.Adam Dowie
"We'll see how they go."
The pair were just two casualties in a round which featured a number of both soft tissue and impact injuries.
Cobden lost Jesse Williamson (shoulder) and Tarj Anderson (hamstring) in the fixture.
Bombers coach Adam Courtney said Williamson and Anderson were facing three to four weeks on the sidelines.
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Six-time premier Koroit was down to 16 men in the dying stages of its battle against Portland as Brett Harrington (knock to the knee), Taylor Mckenry (hamstring tightness) and Dylan McCutcheon (concussion) came off, while Portland had Brett Uebergang (foot) off the field.
Port Fairy's first-up loss to Hamilton Kangaroos was compounded by the loss of Tyler Hetherington (head clash), Aaron Williams (haematoma) and Jack Hearn (corked leg). Seagulls coach Winis Imbi said Hetherington required stitches.
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