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NAB League Grand Final LIVE: Eastern Ranges v Oakleigh Chargers from 1.05pm AEST

L-R: Eastern Ranges coach Darren Bewick and captain James Ross, and Oakleigh Chargers co-captain Trent Bianco and coach Leigh Clarke - AFL,Draft
L-R: Eastern Ranges coach Darren Bewick and captain James Ross, and Oakleigh Chargers co-captain Trent Bianco and coach Leigh Clarke

THE NAB League Boys Grand Final between the Eastern Ranges and Oakleigh Chargers at Ikon Park will be streamed LIVE on AFL.com.au and the AFL Live Official App from 1.05pm AEST. 

Some of the most talented young prospects in the country will be playing, including Matt Rowell (widely tipped to go No.1 in this year's NAB AFL National Draft) and Noah Anderson (tipped to be this year's second overall pick).

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EASTERN RANGES v OAKLEIGH CHARGERS, 1.05pm AEST, Ikon Park, Carlton

THE FORM

Minor premiers the Ranges (14-3 overall record) defeated the Gippsland Power by 30 points in last week's preliminary final to post their 10th win from their last 11 games. Their only loss in that stretch was to the Chargers.

The Chargers (13-4 overall record) notched their seventh straight victory in accounting for the Sandringham Dragons by 75 points in the preliminary final and have defeated their fellow grand finalists in that winning run (see above) en route to a third-placed finish.

THE TEAMS

EASTERN RANGES
B: 10. C.Black, 39. J.Nathan, 40. J.Hourihan
HB: 4. J.Clarke, 21. J.Ross, 19. W.Parker
C: 20. C.Downie, 7. L.Stapleton, 30. T.Edwards
HF: 11. M.Mellis, 18. B.McCormack, 52. T.Sonsie
F: 9. J.Duffy, 13. J.Rossiter, 27. J.Jaworski
R: 49. R.Smith, 16. T.Garner, 23. Z.Pretty
Int: 6. M.Brown, 14. L.Gawel, 36. B.Hickleton, 26. C.Norris, 59. B.Tennant, 37. J.Weichard, 45. M.Zalac
23P: 44. H.Keeling
IN: J.Weichard, M.Brown, B.Tennant

OAKLEIGH CHARGERS
B: 15. K.Schreiber, 36. R.Valentine, 34. V.Zagari
HB: 5. T.Bianco, 52. N.Guiney, 49. H.Mastras
C: 39. R.McInnes, 6. J.Lucas, 9. W.Phillips
HF: 27. J.May, 25. J.Ugle-Hagan, 61. C.Stone
F: 29. F.Macrae, 73. C.Sharman, 77. N.Stathopoulos
R: 4. N.Bryan, 8. N.Anderson, 11. M.Rowell
Int: 58. Y.Dib, 18. F.Elliot, 22. T.Graham, 12. L.Jenkins, 30. S.Tucker, 17. G.Varagiannis, 1. L.Westwood
23P: 2. B.Laurie 
IN: L. Westwood, S.Tucker, Y.Dib

THIS YEAR'S ENCOUNTERS

Rd 14 @ Box Hill City Oval: Oakleigh Chargers 12.11 (83) d Eastern Ranges 11.9 (75)

Oakleigh recovered from a 29-point deficit during the second quarter, working back into the match and getting the best of a see-sawing second half. Trent Bianco (34 disposals and 10 rebound-50s), Will Phillips (22 and nine clearances) and Jeromy Lucas (27) were prolific for the Chargers, while the Ranges were well served by Zakery Pretty (23 and seven clearances) and Jordan Jaworski (four goals). 

Rd 1 @ RSEA Park: Oakleigh Chargers 12.16 (88) d Eastern Ranges 7.5 (47)

Eastern started brightly with four of the game’s first six goals and led by 10 points early in the second quarter, but Oakleigh restricted its opponent to just three majors for the remainder of the match. Noah Anderson starred for the victors with a game-high 28 disposals and four goals, while Matthew Rowell (20 disposals) and Trent Bianco (19) also found plenty of the ball in the win.

Matt Rowell in action against the Ranges in round one. Picture: AFL Photos