Bomber gun a marked man for Lions

BAKER medal fancy Daniel Godsmark is the man Whorouly has to stop in Saturday’s crunch clash against Bonnie Doon, according to Lions coach Scott McMasters.

Godsmark, who has been a dominant force for the Bombers this season, holds a convincing lead in The Border Mail-WAW Footballer of the Year award with less than half a season to go and he won’t be flying under the Lions’ radar.

“He’s somebody we have to be pretty wary of,” McMaster said.

“They’ve got some very good players.”

Bonnie Doon edged Whorouly by just two points earlier in the season and McMaster said the Lions were keen for revenge.

“We’re pretty keen to peg one back,” he said.

“It’s a very important game.

“To be honest, their form has been really good.

“They’ve been one of the better sides this year and only lost to Glenrowan by four points on the weekend.”

With things hotting up in the race towards finals, McMaster said Saturday’s contest was important to the Lions’ finals aspirations.

The clubs both have 7-4 records, with Bonnie Doon holding a slight percentage advantage in fourth spot.

“It’s starting to tighten up in the middle, so winning is pretty vital,” McMaster said.

“A lot of the teams below us have good runs coming up, so long-term it’s an important game for us to win.”

Key pair Jonny Mercuri and Jeremy Ashton will return to boost the Lions.