Hampden FNLMatch Previews | Most of the Hampden League competition will be refreshed and ready to go for a huge second half of the season, which commences this Saturday.

The ladder positions are tight and the next few weeks will guide the local football community on who will be the teams close to pushing for finals this year. Interleague football returned last weekend and it was a real pleasure to see both the U23 and U17 teams acquit themselves strongly against the Ballarat Football Netball League at Mars Stadium.

U23 Interleague Football

Despite not returning home with the result we wanted, all of the players who represented the famous Bottle Green guernsey should be extremely proud of their efforts last weekend. The contest was first class, it was faced-paced, quick and slick and most importantly, it highlighted the exciting talent each league has.

A few highlights for me during the match included the form of Koroit young gun Mac Peterson. Mac was tough at the contest, skilful on the outside and penetrating with his ball use. He was well and truly deserving of the Richard Nixon Medal.

I loved the work of Mark Marriott in the ruck. Mark, who has only played a handful of games this year with the Bombers due to VFL duties with Geelong, was the dominant big man on Saturday. He gave his Bottle Green midfielders first use around the stoppages and his work around the ground was impressive.

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