• Evans unlikely starter for grand final replay

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    Craig Evans. PHOTO: Melissa Beattie

    WANGARATTA is unlikely to have star midfielder Craig Evans at its disposal for this Saturday’s blockbuster grand final replay against Albury, however, vice-captain Ben Douthie is expected to overcome his own injury worries.

    The pair failed to see out last week’s tough 22-point win over Lavington with Evans suffering a hamstring injury while Douthie was forced off with a chest complaint.

    Evans was expecting to receive results on his hamstring injury today but Wangaratta coach Dean Stone wasn’t expecting the former SANFL player to make the trip to Albury.

    Stone said regardless of the high profile nature of the match, Wangaratta wouldn’t take any risks with Evans, or any player in his situation.

    “If he isn’t 100 per cent then he won’t play,” Stone said.

    “That’s been our policy as long as I’ve been in charge.

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