In the words of Stormy’s old pal Willie Nelson (kids, look him up) it’s a case of “On the Road Again” this weekend as all of our Big V Teams are out on the road to all points of the compass.
Division 1 Men
Saturday 2nd April v Shepparton 7.00pm Shepparton Sports Stadium
After scoring their opening win of the season last week against Bulleen, the Storm Men are awarded a nice trip to Shepparton to take on the Gators.
Never an easy team to play on their own patch, the Storm will need to be at their best on Saturday night, otherwise it’ll be less than a ‘peachy’ trip on the way home.
There were signs in last weeks win, that a patch of nice form isn’t far away. Lewie Varley and Leigh Saffin look like their scoring potential is on the increase and the old ‘Junk Yard Dog’ Jason Reardon is working his way into the season nicely as well.
All three will be key players in this one and will need to step up and lead the Storm to a win to begin gathering some momentum into the season.
Stormy, sees a ‘fruitful’ trip to the Goulburn Valley on the weekend, with the Storm to win.
Division 1 Women
Sunday 3rd April v Sherbrooke 2.00pm Upwey Heigh School
It’s a case of look out in them there hills folks, as our Division 1 Women head into the Dandenongs to face Sherbrooke.
Strange things can happen in the hills….just ask the school girls who picnicked at Hanging Rock!
Whilst we’re not expecting anything of that nature this weekend, it can be easy to get lost in the hills, so the Storm ladies will need to make sure they keep their bearings and head to the summit to collect the win.
The Suns won their opening game last weekend, whilst the Students had too much in the end for the Storm. Sherbrooke will be keen to not have a blemish on their perfect start, so Bellarine will need to be on the ball and ready to go from the opening tip off.
Jaimee Crombie almost fought a lone hand last weekend and this week, some assistance will be needed for the Storm to emerge from the hills with the win.
Youth League Men
Saturday 2nd April v Wangaratta North East 8.00pm Wangaratta Indoor Sports & Aquatic Centre
Our Youth League Men are heading to Ned Kelly country up in Wangaratta to try and raid another win, after breaking through for their opening win of the season last weekend against Maccabi.
The Bushrangers will be laying in wait for them, ready to ambush the wagon train and get the gold, so our boys will need to be well armed and ready to attack straight away. Jarvis Gleeson showed last week he can lead the charge and with Ethan McvDonald and Ryan Robinson also in good touch, the Storm should be able to round the Bushrangers up and put the shackles on them, to make it two on the trot.
Youth League Women
Saturday 2nd April v Wangaratta North East 6.00pm Wangaratta Indoor Sports & Aquatic Centre
The Storm’s all conquering Youth League Women are also heading North West to take on the Bushrangers on Saturday night.
Having rounded up and hauled in two opponents in big fashion in the opening two rounds, the Storm will be keen to make another arrest this week and nab the Bushrangers.
Sheriff Carly Sanders and her posse will be hard work for the Bushrangers to overcome, however, Wangaratta, after narrowly going down in Round 1, will have had some time in the hills to lick their wounds and prepare an ambush for the City folk.
Stormy expects that the Storm will restore law and order and come home with the spoils in this one.
Yeee haaa….that’s it for this week, I’m onto my trusty steed and riding into the sunset for another week.