CAW District’s preliminary finals will feature two grudge matches that should produce their fair share of highlights across the weekend.
Minor premiers Kiewa suffered a shock loss to Dederang last weekend and therefore must play Yackandandah this weekend, while Mount Beauty face their arch rivals at home.
Kiewa president Andrew de Vries admitted the club was very disappointed with the result last weekend against the Demons.
“They completely outplayed us,” he said.
“Andrew Creamer is a very good player and captain and it’s easy to tell that watching on the sidelines.
“We had a number of players out last weekend who will all be back for this game.”
Kiewa won its last clash against Yackandandah in the home and away season, but de Vries knows anything can happen in a finals clash.
“It’s going to be a very tough game, they’re a tough side to beat out there,” he said
The Hawks have plenty at stake with the A grade final to be played at Kiewa the following week, giving it a home ground advantage if they can get past Yackandandah.
Mount Beauty won its last encounter with Dederang before finals and have continued to sneak under the radar.
It’s going to be a very tough game, they’re a tough side to beat out there.Andrew de Vries