As Blighty signings go, he has no Peers

June 08, 2017

Reigning best-and-fairest winner Josh Peers has returned to Blighty after a brief stint at Barnawartha.

Blighty’s premiership stocks have been strengthened with the return of reigning best-and-fairest winner Josh Peers.

Peers, 24, returns to the Redeyes following a short stint at Barnawartha.

The Redeyes are fresh off the bye and face winless Picola District Football League north-west battlers Yarroweyah.

Yarroweyah has conceded 162 points a game and will again be keen to break its winning drought, but a win looks unlikely this weekend with the Redeyes second on the table.

Jed Brain has been impressive for Blighty having booted 26 goals so far this season, while James Kennedy and Lenard Clarke have also kicked 12 goals each.

Meanwhile, the Hoppers are desperately struggling for goals, having kicked 34 from seven games.

●Jerilderie hosts Strathmerton as the Demons aim to make it two wins on the trot.

Josh Hillary’s side managed to secure a 14-point win against Mathoura last round and sit in seventh position.

The Demons’ two wins this season have come against Mathoura and Yarroweyah, who are eight and ninth, respectively.

However, the Bulldogs are flying with four straight wins.

Daniel Ellis (18 goals) and Adrian Crestani (15) have continued to dominate for the Bulldogs going forward, although it is defensively where the visitors are most successful.

After seven rounds the Bulldogs have conceded the fewest amount of points this season, a record that would please any coach.

●Picola United is unbeaten this season and this round the reigning premier meets an inconsistent Deniliquin Rovers.

Scott Miles (five goals), Blake Jorgensen (three) and Thomas Byrnes (three) were influential in last week’s 137-point rout of bottom side Yarroweyah, although it was the spread of goal-kickers that would impress most.

Jon Varcoe’s side showcased its scoring prowess with 13 players snagging a goal in the comfortable victory.

The Rovers suffered a devastating two-point loss to Tocumwal last week, continuing their up and down season.

Nick Braybon’s side is yet to secure two wins on the trot this season, and as a result languishes in sixth place.

●In the round’s other game, Tocumwal will be firing after its two-point win last week for its trip to Mathoura.

The Bloods should make it three straight victories against the competition’s eighth-placed side.

The Timbercutters have registered just one win this season and are expected to continue that trend against the Bloods.

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