Filo Jr in shock move to play with Kyneton

KYNETON last night strengthened its chances of upsetting Eaglehawk in the Bendigo Football League tomorrow by naming Brodie Filo.

Filo is playing this year with Central Murray Football League club Koondrook-Barham.

But with Koondrook-Barham having the bye tomorrow, the 22-year-old will play a one-off game for the Tigers against the Hawks - the club he won a premiership with in 2007.

“We tried pretty hard this year to get Brodie, but he wanted to go back to Barham,” Kyneton co-coach and Brodie’s father, Derrick Filo, said yesterday.

“I floated the idea past him a few weeks ago of playing a game for us on their bye, and as it works out it’s against his old side.”

Brodie previously played with Eaglehawk and the Bendigo Pioneers, before having a stint with WAFL club Peel Thunder, with his trademarks being his blistering pace and booming kick on both feet.

He was part of the BFL’s inter-league win over Ballarat in 2009 and later that season represented the VCFL senior side against the Victorian Amateurs.

He provides the Tigers with a genuine X-factor, and last week kicked five goals against Nyah Nyah West United.

“He can play a bit, so it’s handy having him in there as a pretty dangerous crumbing forward,” Filo said.

As well as the inclusion of Brodie, the Tigers will also be hopeful co-coach Nathan Thompson can continue from where he left off against Golden Square last weekend when he kicked eight goals in his return from a hamstring injury suffered in round one.

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