Round 21 team: Werribee vs North Melbourne

Werribee will use Saturday’s season-closing home clash with North Melbourne to blood yet another young rising star by providing a VFL debut for Greater Western Victoria Rebels utility Scott Carlin.

A product of Hampden Football League side Terang Mortlake, Carlin replaces Jordon Butts as 23rd player and has earned his call-up on the back of some impressive performances off half-back and on the wing throughout the Rebels’ 2018 TAC Cup campaign.

The talented 18-year-old is one of at least two inclusions for Werribee, which will also need to bring in a replacement for injured key forward Josh Porter.

Ben McNamara is among the possible candidates after retaining his spot in the initial 27-man squad, while Keegan Gray, Harry Boyd, and Kye Declase are also in the mix for a recall after being named on the extended bench.

Rounding out the list of potential additions to the team is utility Harrison King, who has also been added to the extended squad.

If selected among the final lineup, King would take his place for his first VFL game since last year’s season-closer against the Casey Demons.

Saturday’s match will mark the first between Werribee and North Melbourne, which ended their on-field alliance at the end of the 2017 season, and will also be John Lamont’s final game as Werribee senior coach.

The match kicks off at 1pm at Avalon Airport Oval.

Round 21: Werribee vs North Melbourne
Saturday, August 25
1pm at Avalon Airport Oval

 B  44. Jack Henderson  15. Sam Collins  7. Dane McFarlane 
 HB   28. Matthew Brett  5. Nick Coughlan   21. Louis Pinnuck 
 C   10. Joe Maishman  6. Jake Sharp   12. Ryley Barrack 
 HF   27. Ethan Petterwood  9. Kurt Aylett   29. Dom Brew 
 F  25. Nick Buykx  14. Andrew Hooper  26. Ben Moloney
 R  36. Jack Berry  3. Michael Sodomaco  4. Tom Gribble
 Int  35. Ben McNamara  23. Harry Boyd  2. Matthew Munro
   38. Keegan Gray  19. Nathan Laracy  8. Harrison King
   31. Kye Declase  37. Joel Bennett  
 23P  53. Scott Carlin    

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