MOYHU is privately fuming about the Ovens and King Football League’s 2014 fixture, which pits the Hoppers against Glenrowan on the same weekend as the Wangaratta and District Cricket Association grand finals.
The Hoppers have strong links to perennial WDCA powerhouse Bruck, and with the Mill having a very real chance of making the grand final in A, B and C grades, Moyhu faces the prospect of having as many as eight senior players unavailable to face the Kelly Tigers.
Jeremy Wilson, Nathan Thompson, Jordan Blades, Jon Hyde and Hamish Busk are all fixtures in the undefeated A grade side, Aaron Cheong is in the B grade team while star Hoppers Nathan Waite and Jaimon McGeehan are members of the ladder leading C grade outfit.
Moyhu coach Joel Fisher said the situation rankled.
“We’re not happy about it, but there is only so much you can do,” he said.
“It’s only a hypothetical at the moment, but with the form Bruck is in you wouldn’t back against them making the grand final.”