Alexandra was hurt by injury in 2022, who found themselves in 5th position, despite matching it with the best at times, that saw them lose to Powelltown (Premiers) by just eight points in Round 14 and the other Grand Finalists Kinglake by just three goals.
Ryley Norris is one the Rebels will be keen to have back following an injury last year and a recent re-signing.
Alexandra recorded the most disposals of any Division 2 team in 2022 at 348.7 per game, however they would be hoping to improve on their scoring efficiency which was the lowest in Div 2 at 55.9.
Whilst the Rebels have lost some key players like, Kerridge, Galea & Steiner, they will be hoping their In’s from the VAFA and Sorrento will nullify those and with some key players returning from injury, Alexandra is one team that could find their way amongst the finals action in 2023.
Alexandra are one to watch in 2023, after a very strong H&A season, bursting out of the blocks to find themselves 8-3, before finishing in third with a 12-6 record. They were hit by injuries late in the season and weren’t able to beat Broadford in the Semi Final despite holding a 2-1 record against them during the H&A season.
As a team, they should better for the experience of finals, given for their A Grade squad, none of them had played finals at Alexandra before.
Alex was a high scoring team, averaging 46 goals per game, while conceding a tick under 36 per game, proving one of the better teams both offensively and defensively.
A few of the 17&U’s from last season are in contention to make the step up to A Grade and with a more fortunate run with injuries could see them go a step or two further in 2023.
Written by Jordan Peeler