New Boomers Humphries brothers take on old team

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Gregory Humphries and his brothers, Jarrod and Herman, will take on their old side Carey Park for the first time this Saturday.
Camera IconGregory Humphries and his brothers, Jarrod and Herman, will take on their old side Carey Park for the first time this Saturday. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Eaton Boomers coach Brett Maguire believes the Humphries brothers will not let their emotions get the better of them when they take on their former club, Carey Park, for the first time at Kelly Park this Saturday.

Herman, Gregory and Jarrod Humphries sensationally left the Panthers last month to head back to the Boomers, where they had previously played.

It took weeks for the two clubs to come to terms with the transfer, but since then the trio have been in fantastic form, helping the Boomers to second spot on the ladder.

Maguire said the brothers would just treat it as another game.

“They are pretty level headed and will take it in their stride,” he said.

“I am sure there would be a bit of nerves or apprehension about it.”

The last time the two teams met was in round four, when the Boomers claimed a one-point win.

All three of the Humphries had an impact for the Panthers that day, with Jarrod kicking two goals.

Maguire said he expected an entertaining game, with both teams looking to use their speed across the ground to gain an advantage.

“You cannot allow sides to get their game going,” he said.

“I think it will come down to the contested footy and the skills under pressure. Each team will need to minimise their turnovers.

“Playing a side that transitions the ball quickly, you don’t want them to get their tails up.”

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