Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Must Win Game

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Must Win Game

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THE Grafton Tigers AFL team plays its last home game for the season this weekend at Ellem Oval, after a long season that has promised so much it all comes down to the next two weeks.

If the Tigers can beat the Sawtell Saints this week and the last-placed Nambucca Lions next week, then they will make the finals for the first time in many years.

The Saints however will be no pushover.

They are last year's premiers, but started the season slowly only to hit full speed near the end of the season.

For Grafton to overcome this threat they will need to be at there very best.

Accountability throughout the year has been one of their biggest issues.

The Saints have some very good players in there side and if the Tigers can stop them that will go a long way to beating them.

There will be a couple of positional changes this week not normally seen.

Last year's best and fairest Justin Darby, who also represented the North Coast in the interleague game against the South Coast this season will move from the back line to the forward line to stop the Saints' Daniel Johnson. …

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