MARRAR will be boosted by the return of talented ruckman Nick Molkentin for Friday night’s Anzac Challenge against The Rock-Yerong Creek.
Molkentin missed the Bombers’ opening round win over Temora but will return for Friday night’s showdown at Robertson Oval.
With TRYC picking up Lachie Hunter from Narrandera over the off-season, Marrar coach Shane Lenon is happy to welcome back Molkentin.
“It’s good to have him back,” Lenon said.
“Young Matt Parks did a good job in round one but The Rock have a couple of good talls so it will good to have Nick back to help shoulder the ruck duties.
“Obviously he’s a leader of the playing group and one of our better players so having him back is huge.”
The Bombers beat Temora by three goals in the opening round, after finding themselves a point down midway through the final term.
Lenon rates the Magpies and knows the Bombers must improve if they are to remain unbeaten.
“Definitely, but that’s one of our goals as a team and as a club, to keep working hard to improve,” Lenon said.
“It’s one of the things we were looking at doing already but to get the four points we’re definitely going to have to improve and play better than what we did in round one.”
It will be Lenon’s first time involved in the Farrer League’s Anzac Challenge, but has coached Collingullie-Glenfield Park on Anzac Day in the past.
“We’re one of the lucky clubs to be involved in it, and it’s a great initiative, getting the opportunity to pay our respects,” he said.
“The club’s really looking forward to it and as a coach, I’m excited about the game.”
The game is scheduled to start at 7.45pm, after the pre-game ceremony.