KYNETON has added significant marking power for its Good Friday match with Gisborne in round three of the Bendigo Football League season.
The Tigers regain full-forward Nathan Thompson for this clash along with Bendigo Pioneers team-mates Brandon Spurr, Jordan Mangan and Daniel Davie.
The inclusion of those four is a welcome lift to the Tigers hopes of a home-ground victory.
The Mark Adamson-coached Kyneton strung some great attacking moves together to be right in the contest with Sandhurst at half-time last Sunday.
Spurr, Mangan and Davie are capable of playing in attack or defence.
Playing as an under-19 player for the Pioneers, Mangan’s athleticism and competitiveness is a huge plus for the yellow and black.
Davie is likely to play a key role at full-back or centre half-back.
The Tigers will be wary of Gisborne’s ability to make a flying start.
The Rod Sharp-coached Gisborne dominated the first quarter in its wins against Castlemaine and Maryborough.
Off-field, Gisborne has gained Melbourne Storm and NRL star Cameron Smith as its number one ticket-holder.
The league’s Magpies, Castlemaine and Maryborough do battle on Good Friday at Camp Reserve.
Although they are winless, both teams lifted their form and workrate dramatically in their contests on home turf against Kangaroo Flat and Gisborne in round two.