CHARLTON v ST ARNAUD - Wedderburn, 2.30pm tomorrow
CHARLTON and St Arnaud will fight for the first berth in the North Central Football League grand final tomorrow.
The Navy Blues and Saints meet in the second semi-final at Wedderburn.
The winner gets a week off before the grand final, while the loser faces the in-form Wedderburn in next week’s preliminary final.
The head-to-head record during the home and away season was 2-1 in favour of Charlton, which included an 80-point victory over the Saints in round 18.
“We’ll go in as the underdogs after they gave us a touch-up last time, but we’ll make some changes from that day and I’m happy with where the side is at,” Saints coach James McNamee said.
“We’ll be focused on playing our brand of football and making sure we put more pressure on the ball-carrier than last time we played them.”
Charlton will have had 21 days off having not played since its 80-point win over the Saints on August 17.
“The boys are excited by the opportunity,” Charlton coach Reece Collins said.
“We’ve got to keep the pressure on St Arnaud all day, particularly on their midfielders Lee Stewart and James McNamee.
“We’ll be at full strength, so there’ll be no excuses.”
Tip: Charlton (12).