AFTER the disappointment of last week’s forfeit, the Bendigo Thunder has regrouped and will take on the Eastern Devils in the VWFL on Sunday.
A heavy injury toll forced the Thunder to abandon last week’s game against Diamond Creek.
However, the Thunder’s playing stocks have been strengthened this week by the returns of Grace Campbell, Cassie Blakeway and Brea Hards from injury, plus Maddi White, who has been playing in the National Hockey Championships in Queensland.
“Following last weekend’s disappointment, we’ve had a good week on the track,” Thunder coach Russell Jeffrey said.
“When you climb a mountain, sometimes you have to stop to catch your breath on the way up and we remain optimistic for the future.”
Dual premiership captain Emma Wolters will play her 50th game on Sunday for the Thunder, who on Wednesday night had former Fitzroy and Sydney ruckman John Ironmonger take training.
Sunday's game at Mulgrave Reserve starts at 2pm.
L. Campbell S. Baldwin H. Perry
T. Stewart C. Blakeway K. Kile
J. Blake J. Kile M. White
E. Wolters S. Buchanan B. Hards
M. Barkla A. Wearne S. Moerke
E. Hopkins A. McNabb G. Campbell
Interchange: (from) N. Hyett, M. Mitchell, C. Reeves, A. Kemp, T. Graham, A. Glanville, K. Cooper, R. Campbell
Last Time: Bendigo 1.2 (8) lt Eastern Devils 17.18 (120).