GVL - Seymour v Benalla preview

By Shepparton News

Seymour’s pursuit of a third-place finish in the Goulburn Valley League will continue this weekend when the Lions welcome Benalla to Kings Park.

A third-versus-fifth showdown, both would be confident of knocking off the other, with the winner more than likely to finish the round third on the ladder.

That is where the Lions currently sit resuming after the bye but their form is far from convincing, winning just two of their last four games with the wins coming by a combined total of two points.

But the Saints have also had a hard time stringing form together having won two of their last six games, but they did taste victory before the break with a 52-point triumph against the Shepparton Swans.

Among the danger men for the Saints is Brody Webster, whose shift from defence to attack has sparked the side’s season in a massive way.

Webster has 37 goals for the season which includes three bags of five and two bags of six, his combination with Saints’ captain Jordan Wolff proving important.

Webster told the Benalla Ensign switching roles with forward Nick Warnock, who is now operating at centre-half-back, had been a great opportunity.

‘‘Ever since then, we’ve both played really good footy,’’ Webster said.

‘‘You want to play your role for the team — Nick and I have both embraced it, so it was an easy transition."

‘‘I didn’t think I’d be kicking as many goals."

Sitting fifth on the ladder, the Saints are a great shot to play finals but cannot afford too many slip-ups, with a tough run home.

‘‘The young guys have fit in pretty seamlessly,’’ Webster said.

‘‘The average age of our group is about 21 to 22. I think playing consistent footy is the key.

‘‘We’ll look to win as many games as we can. But there is a good energy in the group. We’re just enjoying our footy at the moment.’’