PREVIEW | Local rivals lock horns under Friday night lights

LOCAL rivals Sandringham Dragons and Oakleigh Chargers are set to throw down in a standalone Coates Talent League fixture under Friday night lights. Doing battle for the second time this season at RSEA Park, both sides look completely different from their Round 2 clash. We preview their next meeting.

  • Team
  • Sandringham Dragons
  • Oakleigh Chargers

Friday June 7, 6:30pm @ RSEA Park


Reigning premier Sandringham will look to break a streak of three losses when it returns home to RSEA Park to host Oakleigh, who sit in bottom spot on a run of five-straight defeats.


Sandringham Dragons: 7th | 4-3 | 146.0% | WWWWLLL
Oakleigh Chargers: 13th | 1-7 | 60.0% | LLWLLLLL


Sandringham Dragons:

B: #8 O. Bater – #47 L. Voss – #28 D. Prime
#59 S. Linder – #34 K. Fincher – #9 R. Wright
#46 Z. Travers – #38 J. Haeata – #76 J. Cresswell
HF: #42 B. Seers – #33 M. Kirkwood-Scott – #10 T. Clayton
F: #68 A. Ludowyke – #12 H. Armstrong – #48 A. Edwards
FOL: #24 B. Findlay – #45 L. Kennedy – #14 N. Maginness

INT: #32 M. Tyrer, #35 R. Collins, #44 J. Cheep, #58 F. Teelow, #2 J. Dalton

EMG: #19 L. Peter, #52 A. Taylor, #63 F. Brayshaw

Oakleigh Chargers:

B: #15 N. Yze – #48 M. Kondogiannis – #6 T. McCarthy
HB: #22 K. Marshall – #45 L. Callaghan – #29 C. Whitehead
C: #16 F. McNamara – #24 K. Emery – #30 A. Sharkie
HF: #3 K. Askew – #27 W. Davey-Motlop – #55 I. Markovsky
F: #12 B. Fergusson – #63 Q. McKay – #48 C. Sammartino
FOL: #11 L. Emmett – #20 Z. Cochrane – #56 A. Phillips

INT: #2 O. Badr, #14 I. Barry, #25 S. Allen, #31 J. Ison, #38 S. Grlj

EMG: #28 T. McCluskey, #34 M. Clark, #60 Z. McCarthy


Slotting in as one of the most high quality 23rd man selections is Jack Dalton, Sandringham’s deputy vice-captain. The bottom-age midfielder was Vic Metro’s Under 16 MVP last year and is set to play his first game for the Dragons this season having been injured in the first block.

He’ll likely roll on-ball along with the likes of Hawthorn father-son candidate Ned Maginness and Luke Kennedy, with captain Brodie Findlay rucking to them. Hopefully they win enough ball to feed high marking tall forwards Archie Ludowyke and Harry Armstrong.

Along with Sandringham’s Ludowyke and Armstrong, Oakleigh lays claim to its own Vic Metro squad member in Louis Emmett. The mobile ruck missed out on a representative berth this week despite the vacancy presented by Iliro Smit’s selection in the mid-season draft.

Elsewhere, the Chargers have been well served by smalls Kobe Askew and Kane Emery. There’s upside in the form of bottom-agers Charlie Whitehead and Sam Allen, while Allies squad member Waylon Davey will be out to impress, along with midfielder Zane Cochrane.


Both sides are on losing runs and have had there squad depth stretched to the extremes over recent weeks. The APS bye helps both teams, who are missing many of their representative stars, allowing for a competitive match. Sandringham has proven very difficult to beat at RSEA Park this year – just ask Oakleigh – so, Dragons by 18 points.

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