Big three in Big V

By Kyabram Free Press

KYABRAM Football Club will have three players in the Victorian Country side that meets the Victorian Amateurs in Melbourne this weekend.

Mick Mattingly, Lachie Smith and Kayne Pettifer are all expected to play in the game at Ikon Park (formerly Princes Park, Carlton) on Saturday. Mattingly represented Victoria Country last year but it will be the first time for Smith and Pettifer in the Big V jumper at senior level.

‘‘I played at Under 18 level for Vic Country but haven’t played at senior level before,’’ Smith said this week.

‘‘I played in 1999 at Under 18 level so I’m really looking forward to playing again under ‘Spud’, said Pettifer.

‘Spud’ is the team’s coach, Danny Frawley, who was coaching Richmond when Kayne was with the AFL Tigers.

Saturday’s game at Ikon Park starts at 1pm.