Roosters ready to go

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IT took them a few weeks to get going again but the Roosters picked up from a slow start in 2013 to come storming into premiership contention.

Chasing back-to-back flags after finishing sixth in 2011, Two Wells has emerged as a powerhouse of the competition, albeit with just one flag to its name since 1987. The Roosters have added some strike power in Nathan Rose (Port District), the medium-sized forward booting 54 goals in the SAAFL Division Two last season.

This will strongly support the likes of lead up forward, Tallan Leighton, centre half forward, Andrew Hardiman, utility Lee Allmond and captain, Ned Seccafien, when pinch-hitting from the midfield.

Toby Bowman also comes across from Gepps Cross, while former junior, Theo Markou, will add some pace around the ground. Two Wells will need to find a key defender to replace the rebounding Tim Hines, who is heading to the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara competition.

Brad Fitzgerald’s departure to the SAAFL also depletes the club’s tall stocks slightly and promising junior Nik Seccafien, who was set to enter his first year of senior footy, is likely to stay at Woodville-West Torrens after a solid preseason.

Again, not too many departures and the inclusion of a dangerous forward (Rose) appears to have addressed an area the Roosters were lacking.

Their defensive make-up is solid, the likes of Anthony Pontt and Sam O’Brien providing key options, while Bryce Hart has dramatically improved his football across half
back. Khan Leighton had a quieter season in 2013 and will be looking to be back to his bouncy self again, while Ned Seccafien leads from the front in the contests and out in space with his hard running.

The impact of Simon Feast in the ruck this season will also be of interest.

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