Recruits add class and depth to Borough midfield

Jack Fallon in action for Merbein in the Sunraysia Football League. Picture: SUNRAYSIA DAILY
Jack Fallon in action for Merbein in the Sunraysia Football League. Picture: SUNRAYSIA DAILY

Eaglehawk has bolstered its midfield as it attempts to go one step better in the BFNL in 2018.

The 2017 runner-up has signed highly-skilled Merbein midfielder/forward Jack Fallon and Rochester on-baller Dillon Williams.

Fallon, a cousin of Eaglehawk coach Josh Bowe, arrives with big wraps after impressing in Sunraysia football and in the Northern Territory.

"Jack played half the season in the Premier League in Darwin and then got injured. He qualified for the division one finals series and was named best on ground in the grand final,'' Bowe said of Fallon.

"He's moving well at training and he has nice skills. He's a utility player than can play on the wing or be a hit-up forward.

"The way he kicks the ball we could even use him off half-back."

Dillon Williams, brother of Borough forward Sean Williams, was a regular member of Rochester's midfield rotation in the strong Goulburn Valley Football League.

He played 18 senior games in 2017, including two finals.

"Dillon Williams will be handy as a midfielder. He's hard at it and he's more of an inside midfielder,'' Bowe said.

"I haven't seen him play a lot, but from the research I've done he's a balanced player who wins his own footy."

The Hawks have also regained Justin Bateson from Marong. The departure list is short, with all 22 players who played in Eaglehawk’s grand final side sticking with the club at this stage.

“Damian Wust, Brock Rogers and Tommy Pontell have gone, but apart from that we’re looking good,’’ Bowe said.

“Matt Filo is the only one who hasn’t committed yet.

“Jonty Neaves is doing a pre-season with (VFL club) Coburg. If he makes Coburg’s list he’ll still be aligned with us.”