Albury to shuffle side

COMMERCIAL Albury’s Nathan Boehm has revealed his side will consider changing its order for next week’s MDGA scratch pennant final against Thurgoona.

Commercial Albury is primed for a tilt at back-to-back flags after dismantling a below-strength Howlong 6-1 at Howlong yesterday, with Boehm continuing his unbeaten season to claim the Player of the Year.

Boehm, who has played at No. 2 all season, started the mind games yesterday, saying the Commercial Albury order was not set in stone.

Thurgoona and Commercial Albury will clash in the decider for the third straight season, with a venue to be decided today.

“I think we’ve got seven guys who are good enough to win whoever they come up against,” Boehm, 24, said.

“I’m sure we might look at fiddling around with our order.”

Boehm, who claimed the Player of the Year honours ahead of teammates Zach Murray and Anthony Toogood, finished all square with Daniel Krause at No. 2 yesterday.

No. 1 Murray led from the front with a 4/2 win against Dylan Pool, while Toogood and Neil Boehm also had strong wins for Commercial Albury.

But Boehm said it was hard to read too much into the result considering Howlong was without the likes of James Gordon, Jayden Walker and Hayden Webb.

“We didn’t expect to win by so much but they weren’t at full strength,” Boehm said.

Boehm said the final would be an even contest.

“I guess they probably think we are favourites,” he said.

“Seeing as though they haven’t beaten us this year they will be fairly determined.

In yesterday’s other match, Thurgoona defeated Corowa 5.5-1.5.

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