Moore work ahead for Milawa: coach

MILAWA is keeping its options open for Tarrawingee goalkicking machine Hamish Moore in Sunday’s Ovens and King league tussle at Tarrawingee.

Moore has kicked 74 goals in just nine matches this season with Demons’ coach Luke O’Keefe admitting he was the obvious danger in the top-of-the-table showdown.

“He’s a very good player,” O’Keefe said yesterday.

“He kicking 10 goals almost weekly.

“We have a few options but it will be important to get on top in the middle of the ground as they probably have the best midfield in the competition.

“That’s going to very important to the outcome.”

Steve Williamson, John Conroy and Ray Ussher loom as potential match-ups for Moore who has kicked 10 or more goals five times this season.

O’Keefe said Milawa wanted to stay on top of the ladder.

“We looked at it at the start of the year and wanted to finish in the top two to get the double chance,” he said.

“That’s our aim.”

Milawa is sweating on the fitness of star onballer Brandon Ryan who rolled his ankle against Moyhu on May 17.

The Demons, Tarrawingee and Glenrowan have dropped one match each with the Tigers set to bounce back against Greta on Saturday.

Bonnie Doon and Bright should fight out a tough tussle, Benalla All Blacks will struggle against Moyhu, Goorambat meets Whorouly and King Valley will be too strong for North Wangaratta.