Bridgewater stars head Harding Medal contenders: Photos

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AFTER a dominant home and away season, Bridgewater is bound to attract plenty of votes in Sunday’s Loddon Valley Football League Harding Medal.

Among the leading chances for Bridgewater is reigning Harding medallist Adam Parry.

Parry - a bullocking midfielder - polled 22 votes to win last year’s Harding Medal, and his 2014 season has been every bit as good for the undefeated Bridgewater.

Fellow Mean Machine midfielder Zeb Broadbent in his return from a knee injury, the classy Zac East and captain Darren Clutton have also been consistent for the Mean Machine, while coach Andrew Collins could come home with a wet-sail late in the season after returning from a broken collarbone.

Newbridge has a pair of contenders in two of their Castlemaine recruits in Lachlan Ford and Jordan Gilboy.

Pyramid Hill’s silky mover Gavin James was runner-up to Parry last year and should again be among the mix, along with his ruckman team-mate Balraj Singh.

Marong coach Corey Gregg and Bears Lagoon-Serpentine’s Nathan McNally are both former winners of the Harding Medal and could also poll well in teams that made the finals.

Gregg’s team-mate Craig Morris has also had an outstanding first season with the Panthers, while another recruit this year, Mitiamo’s Matthew Perri, also has the potential to vote well.

Sunday’s Harding Medal count will be held at the Bendigo RSL.

On Saturday, Bears Lagoon-Serpentine and Pyramid Hill clash in the preliminary final at Calivil.

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