Mt Evelyn struggled in 2022, winning just the two games, averaging 50 points for and 125 against.
They had their fair share of injuries and would be hoping to have more players on the track this year.
However, some major positives to take into the 2023 season is that they were ranked first in tackles with 78 per game (third for tackles inside 50 at 10.3) and third in contested marks with 16 per game.
If they can keep up their elite tackle numbers and improve on their conversion from entries to scores, they could see themselves winning a handful of games this season.
Mt Evelyn are a team to look out for in 2023 after a reasonably strong finish to the 2022 season.
The ladder showed them as 8th, however they were equal on wins with 6th in what was a very tight bottom half of the ladder. They showed they could match it with the best, taking it up to ROC and Olinda Ferny Creek (Premiers) and will take in plenty of confidence this year.
They had 10 players in A grade, more than they usually have, with the most effective combinations having been worked out after trying players in multiple positions across the year.
They’ll be looking to score more this year after being one of the lower scoring teams, whilst in terms of conceding goals, a handful of higher ranked teams conceded a similar amount of goals.
Mt Evelyn looks to challenge for a spot in finals in 2023.
Written by Jordan Peeler