Bulldogs and Demons eye a grand final berth

Hamish Clark starred in Bullioh's last-round thumping of Tumbarumba. The Bulldogs will look to grab a grand final spot when they face Corryong in the second semi.
Hamish Clark starred in Bullioh's last-round thumping of Tumbarumba. The Bulldogs will look to grab a grand final spot when they face Corryong in the second semi.

Bullioh and Corryong will look to continue their push towards breaking premiership droughts when they meet in the second semi at the Tallangatta Valley Recreation Reserve on Saturday.

Corryong lost to Federal in a three-point thriller last year, while Cudgewa proved too strong in 2014.

Bullioh fell to Tumbarumba the previous season and hasn’t won the flag since 2011.

The pair has met three times this year with Corryong inflicting the minor premier’s only defeat.

“They’ve got a pretty good balance of big and small fellows, their midfield brigade has been improved by the return of Kyle McNamara,” Bullioh coach Peter Dean said.

“They’ve also got a big forward line.”

They’ve got a pretty good balance of big and small fellows, their midfield brigade has been improved by the return of Kyle McNamara.

Peter Dean

Corryong forward Jarrod Williams needs only six goals to crack the century mark.

“He’s a strong, compact player,” Dean said.

“When he gets a shot at goal, he rarely misses.

“He’s a real handful, as is David Low, Adrian Rijnbeek and Mitch Harris, they’re all capable of kicking goals.”