VFLW - Prelim Final - Casey vs Saints @ North Port Oval, 4:05pm Sunday 26 June 2022

Let’s find out which team @Hoffy is worried about.

Casey captain Samantha Johnson returns for the Demons’ sudden-death preliminary final against Southern Saints at ETU Stadium on Sunday. Picture: Darrian Traynor/AFL Photos

CASEY Demons and Southern Saints have each received good news at the selection table for their do-or-die rebel VFLW preliminary final at ETU Stadium on Sunday.

The Demons have regained captain Sammie Johnson and AFLW-listed key Georgia Campbell among four changes to the team that was thrashed by Essendon last week, but Katie Angelis has been unfortunately ruled out for the season with a foot injury.

Meanwhile, the Saints have selected star midfielder Grace Buchan as they aim to continue their run from fifth to the Grand Final, although she must pass a fitness test on her neck injury to take her place in the team, while Kayla Ripari was named but also has a test on a hamstring issue.

Buchan replaces the unlucky Maighan Fogas, who has been ruled out with a knee injury.

2.CASEY DEMONS (12-4) v 3.SOUTHERN SAINTS (11-4-1)

Sunday, June 26, 4.05pm @ ETU Stadium
www.warfradio.com.au , 3pm; www.afl.com.au , 4pm)
HEAD-TO-HEAD: 3-3. At ETU Stadium: Never Met. Streak: Casey Demons 2 (last loss 2019). This season: Casey Demons 14.13 97 def Southern Saints 1.2 8 (Casey Fields, March 27, 2022)

IN: A. Blair, G. Campbell, S. Johnson, S. Rummel
OUT: K. Angelis (foot), C. Conroy, A. Laing, C. Selleck (omit)

IN: G. Buchan
OUT: M. Fogas (knee)

Brendan Rhodes’ says
The Demons will be smarting after being blown off the park by Essendon last week in what was statistically the worst result in their history. They’ve responded by recalling a couple of stars in Johnson and Campbell. The Saints are riding a wave of confidence after two away finals wins against higher-ranked but weakened opposition, and in the back of their mind will be avenging the hammering they copped off Casey early in the season. This will be a lot closer than that.

Prediction: Casey Demons by 14

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It’s not clear if we submitted an updated injury list this week: Cornish remains 1 week out and Julian 2 weeks out.

Pssst! @theDJR - game is at North Port (ETU Stadium) not Casey


P.S. How does one get to Buchan, @PH_WARFRadio?

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Uh oh.

Tonight is the first game under lights at North Port Oval; the prelim is to be the second game.

The lights at North Port seem to be of similar strength to those at Punt Rd.

<< turns it on; first thing I hear is the commentator apologising for any poor calls >>

It’s very un-even.

Not sure if they have got all the lights on yet.

The spine of the ground is well lit… but then you have to run through the mud!

One out of four ain’t bad?

damn this energy crisis

Didnt even know the girls made it through the GF when did they play?

Normally you come in a couple quarters late, not a whole week.

Will be interesting if this rain sticks around this afternoon.

Who would you prefer to win against next week Cathy?

Would like to play Casey Kthx

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Doesn’t look that ferocious… but hopefully the game is!

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