Traditional Anzac Weekend clash between Eltham and Montmorency will this year be held at Montmorency Para Road Oval this Saturday April 22
The Senior game will be a twilight fixture at 4.10pm
Under 19s 11.40 am, Reserves at 1.55pm
Preview from nfl.org.au below
The final game of Round 2 will be played in the twilight timeslot when Montmorency hosts Eltham at Montmorency Park. It is a massive game for both sides, where the winner will start the year 2-0 after missing the finals last year.
Without a host of stars, including Pat Fitzgerald, Ben Walton and Stephen McCallum, the Magpies recorded a stirring Round 1 victory with their backs to the wall.
Early on they were their own worst enemy, kicking 3.9 in a dominant first term to head into quarter time with just a 15-point lead, despite registering 10 more scoring shots.
It looked like the Magpies would be made to pay for their early wastefulness as Whittlesea took control in the final term. However, a late fightback – led by Matt Hunt, Daniel Keenan and Luke Collins – ensured their side left Whittlesea Showgrounds with the four points.
Eltham also looked like it had blown a certain win in Round 1 when it fell behind Greensborough for the first time at the 23-minute mark of the last quarter.
However, a last-ditch coast-to-coast play ended with the ball in Josh Merkel’s hands and the key forward showed no nerves as he kicked a 40m goal in the final minute to give the Panthers a four-point win in Paul King’s first game as coach.
Anton Woods was a standout for Eltham, winning plenty of football in the first half as his side kicked 9 of the opening 12 goals. He was equally good in the second half even when the Boro worked their way back into the game.
Matthew Keys was outstanding in his return to the Panthers and led an impressive defensive line, which also included strong showings from Adam Brovedani and Stephen McIntyre.