Above: At Narrabri FC training are Rhys Hayne, Colby Williams, coach Neil Brayshaw, club president Steve Lubke, Nathan Trindall and Matt Dunn.
Local soccer team Narrabri FC will go into its Namoi Soccer League match on Saturday with a full strength side.
And the team will need to be at its best when it takes on defending champions Moree Services FC One away from home in a grand final rematch.
Narrabri FC won its second consecutive minor premiership last season, but was again defeated by the Moree outfit 1-0 on grand final day.
The 2018 grand finalists will line up with an even stronger side when it takes the field in Moree on Saturday.
The team’s midfield has been strengthened by the addition of Narrabri boy Cooper Brayshaw who has joined the club after returning home from Newcastle where he most recently played for Northern NSW National Premier League club Lake Macquarie City.
Narrabri FC’s backline has also strengthened this season.
Danny Anderson, who played for the team in 2017, has returned to the club and will pair with Nathan Trindall to form a strong centre back partnership.
Also set to make their Narrabri FC debuts this Saturday are new recruits Zac Lauritsen, Todd Bailey and Jordan Hannaford.
Key players from last year’s team including captain and goalkeeper Zaac Brayshaw, defenders Matt Dunn and Izaac Jeffries, midfielders Toby Sunderland and Rhys Hayne, and attacking weapons Colby Williams and Jake Brayshaw will also pull on the sky blue shirts in the round two match.
Saturday’s grand final rematch will be Narrabri FC’s first game of the season after it had the round one bye.
Moree One enters the match off the back of a solid outing in Narrabri last weekend where it defeated Crossroads Eleven FC 3-1.
Crossroads will also be in action in Moree on Saturday when it takes on Moree Two in match one of the double header.