The Dirty Whites coach, Bruce Fraser, has named his team to take on Primrose, one of the top three contenders, in their Super League B clash on Saturday 17th August at Primrose . Kick off 4pm.
The Primrose side, currently sitting third on the log, will hope to continue their run of good results by emulating their first round result against the Dirty Whites beating them 51 – 0 in the first round fixture at Brookside.
The Dirty Whites, coming off a defeat last week at the hands of UWC, are hoping to build upon the improved play they displayed and continue to reduce their own silly errors which cost them the opportunity to be more effective. The UWC game proved how much the players have improved this season, at one point it was anyones game, but the lack of experience in the side has proved to be their undoing on many an occasion this year.
Fraser believes his side has every chance of capturing their second win of the season, hopefully capitalising on the long break taken by Primrose over Ramadan. However with numerous injuries picked up from the UWC game, a win seems unlikely but not impossible. Fraser will be hoping the energy the débutantes will bring into the team, together with the old faithfuls, will spur the Dirty Whites towards an effort befitting the clubs proud history.
Injuries have forced Frasers hand with Gerard “Vintage Wine” Pedersen making a welcome return replacing the injured Aya Jolobe, his experience is expected to bring some calmness to the backs. Devon Fester has made his way back into the back three, replacing Vukile Ntsobi, this change will see Brodie Blows move to 8. Débutantes, Craig Davies comes in at lock to replace George Diamantopoulos, out with a shoulder injury, Thabo Stone moves up from the seconds to don the number 9 jersey replacing Christo Terblanche who has moved to 10.
With so much movement happening in the side, Fraser will be looking to some of the regulars in the team, Dylan Barkus, Jamie Kaiser, Christo Terblanche, Brodie Blows etc. to settle things down and bring the maturity required by them to go out and be competitive as a unit. Fraser, together with the rest of the club, have great faith that all the new chaps will give their all and take this opportunity to “own” the jersey they put on.
As Benjamin Franklin once said ” Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning”
Villager FC Lineup:
15. Louis Gabriel, 14. Donny Venter, 13. Dylan Barkus, 12. Yale Jameson, 11. Gerard Pedersen, 10. Christo Terblanche, 9. Thabo Stone, 8. Brodie Blows, 7. Kwaks Ngwanya, 6. Devon Fester, 5. Craig Davies, 4. Sean Mollentze, 3. Adrian Cleophas, 2. James Kaiser, 1. Jarrod Amon