Grand Final rematch headlines round one fixture | Mininera and District Football League

Wickliffe-Lake Bolac will be hoping to start its season with a win when it faces Lismore-Derrinallum in a grand final rematch to open the season on Saturday afternoon.

The Magpies were outclassed in the second half of the final game of 2017 but some astute recruiting and game plan tweaks should have the Magpies contending again this year.

...some astute recruiting and game plan tweaks should have the Magpies contending again this year

It will be the first chance to see the new Magpie recruits for the season with coach Joe Otto hoping for a more attacking brand of football from the team during games this year.

Michael Otto will be forced to miss the season opener, due to suspension.

A close game is expected between the two teams with the Demons and Magpies both keen to get off to a winning start in 2018.

First bounce is set for 2.15pm at Derrinallum Recreation Reserve