Casey Scorpions News

The G-Train arrives

From the Mecury
Reported by James Bresnehan

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ST KILDA'S man-mountain Fraser Gehrig is expected to spearhead the Casey Scorpions' attack against the Tasmanian Devils in their VFL Anzac Day clash at Bellerive.

The 2004 and 2005 Coleman Medallist and the last AFL player to kick 100 goals in a season was dropped from last week's St Kilda team that defeated Essendon after kicking just seven goals in three games.

Gehrig was named in the St Kilda-aligned Scorpions side that takes on the Devils today after his name did not appear in the Saints' line-up to play Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium tomorrow night.

Scorpions coach Greg Hutchison said yesterday Gehrig was in the mix to play in Hobart.

"We are waiting for St Kilda to decide their needs for this weekend, and then we'll know more about which players are available to us," Hutchison said before Gehrig was named in the Scorpions forward line.

Hutchison heads up Scorpions

From the Berwick News

Reported by Marc McGowan
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Picture: Stewart Chambers.JUST over a month after Peter Banfield’s controversial departure, the Casey Scorpions have announced former Melbourne utility Greg Hutchison as their new senior head coach.

The appointment was confirmed on Tuesday after a procession of coaches had been interviewed.

Former St Kilda star and two-time Narre Warren premiership coach Austinn Jones was notified on Monday that he had not been offered the job.

Jones is now a prime candidate for the vacant Gippsland Power TAC Cup coaching post.

Hutchison, 50, played 96 games and kicked 21 goals for the Demons from 1975-84, and also had a 13-game stint as caretaker coach of the club in 1997 after Neil Balme was sacked.

He has been involved in a variety of roles as an assistant coach at Australian Football League (AFL) level with Richmond and the Kangaroos since 1999.

3SER Casey FM Match of the round review

3SER Casey FM Match of the round review

Reported by Anthony Brady

In the first of a big double-header Round 17 VFL weekend on 3SER 97.7FM Casey Radio, Casey Scorpions have continued their late run to the finals by defeating Port Melbourne by 39 points at TEAC Oval on Saturday.

In a stunning performance, the Scorpions could only manage 12 straight behinds in the first half, before finding their kicking boots and consigning Port Melbourne to their fifth lost in their past six games. Conversely, Casey have now five of their past six.

Despite Casey's early kicking woes, conditions at TEAC Oval were quite good for football. The sky was overcast, but no rain came, and the wind favouring the Williamstown Road end was not that strong, worth only one-to-two goals.

The crowd figure at TEAC Oval was quite poor, numbering only approximately 700-800, and with AFL Victoria chief Peter Schwab in attendance, he will be wondering how he can improve on those sort of numbers.

The toss was won by stand-in Scorpions captain Troy Makepeace, who elected to kick with the slight breeze going towards the Williamstown Road end.