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    ROLLING COMMENTARY: Local Footy Live 3WM callers Grant Kuchel, left, and Brian ‘Cobber’ Cassidy, will cover the match between Noradjuha-Quantong and Jeparit-Rainbow on Saturday from 1.30pm.

Noradjuha-Quantong and Jeparit-Rainbow to go 'live' in district league blockbuster


One of the biggest games of Horsham District football season on Saturday will be subject to a blow-by-blow description from Local Footy Live radio commentators.

The 3WM commentary team will set up from a vantage point at Quantong reserve to cover a big match between competition-leading Noradjuha-Quantong and in-form Jeparit-Rainbow.

The clash is clearly the league’s match of the round as players return from a competition-wide bye.

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Local Footy Live caller Grant Kuchel said expectations were for an intense and hard-fought contest.

“It really should be a good game and we’re looking forward to calling it,” he said.

“It will be interesting to see how the Jeparit-Rainbow forward line operates, especially if Ben Warren plays. 

“He will line up alongside Jay Kirwood, who has 17 goals from four games and Peter Weir, 11, and kicked three of his own last outing.

“The Storm also has some pretty handy players through the middle with Daniel Batson and Shane Maslin and then there’s young blokes such as Jakob Cocks who is also pretty handy.”

Kuchel agreed the game might go some way to answering questions about Noradjuha-Quantong’s potency this year.

“The Bombers doing well probably hasn’t taken anyone really by surprise – they played in a grand final a couple of years ago,” he said.

“But, while they beat Swifts at home first up, their wins have come against Laharum, Natimuk United and Edenhope-Apsley. 

“They have a big three weekends ahead, against Harrow-Balmoral and Rupanyup after Jeparit-Rainbow, to get a true bead on where they are at.”

Workhorse Damian Cameron, consistent Jason Kerr, Riley Dunlop, Dawson Cross and Josh Freeman spearheaded the Bombers to their last big win a fortnight ago.

Local Footy Live coverage of the day at Quantong starts at 1.30pm.

In other games this weekend, a battle of the western fringe will unfold between Edenhope-Apsley and Kaniva-Leeor United at Edenhope and Natimuk United faces a challenge against Harrow-Balmoral at home.

Laharum will play Swifts in a Grampians clash at Laharum, Kalkee takes on Taylors Lake at home and Pimpinio welcomes Rupanyup.

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