Great Southern football preview

Life member Jeff Green.
Life member Jeff Green.

Willunga remain undefeated after eight rounds and sit proudly on top. They defeated Langhorne Creek by 14 points, while Goolwa/Port Elliot proved they are a powerhouse waiting to be unleashed when they have their full side on the park. The Magpies defeated Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor showed they are a contender defeating Mount Compass by eight points, Yankalilla outlasted McLaren in the wet and Myponga/Sellicks continued Strathalbyn’s woes.

SNAP ON THE LEFT: Encounter Bay A grade player Mitch Davis has a shot at goal during the clash against Goolwa/Port Elliot. Magpie Dene McKinlay tries to smother.

SNAP ON THE LEFT: Encounter Bay A grade player Mitch Davis has a shot at goal during the clash against Goolwa/Port Elliot. Magpie Dene McKinlay tries to smother.

Congratulations to former Port Elliot superstar and Mail Medallist Jeff Green on his belated life membership of the Goolwa/Port Elliot Football Club.

Round nine brings some pearls of games with none bigger than Mount Compass taking on Goolwa/Port Elliot. The Magpies will have Griffen, James Fry, Jurek, Frewen, Lees and Staple back into the team that defeated the Bays by 29 points. The Dogs in the meantime will be wounded from their hard hitting loss with Victor Harbor. Hoban, Corbett, Vitkunas and McKenzie are ready for this big clash, but the likes of Daniel Fry, McKinaly and Slattery are taking all before them. The duel between Brokenshire and Ebert will be worth the $6.

Kiss Of Death – Goolwa/Port Elliot by 12 points.

Langhorne Creek will host Victor Harbor and the Hawks rely heavily on Derham, Kellock and James, while the Roos showed last week they can win without a big goal haul from Alleway. Brown, Bramley, Zac Dowling and the Bartlett brothers all chip in. 

Kiss Of Death – Victor Harbor by 7 points.

Encounter Bay take on ladder leaders Willunga and the Demons love the big Bay ground. The Bays are hot and cold, but with good reason with mid-field guns Davis-Neale and Sharples on the sidelines. The height and strength of Demons’ Haskett, Standfield and Luke Collier mixes well with Tregenza, Paterson and Renney.

The Tonkin brothers and Turner are holding things together at the Bay, while Allen and Mason will have to be at their best to match it with the Demon big boys. 

Kiss Of Death – Willunga by 22 points.

McLaren play Myponga/Sellicks and the Mudlarks are on a high after their win in round eight. Allen, Clarke, Duldig, Wilson, Paech and James Hutchinson are flying and McLaren are relying too much on Gill, Vandeleur, Proctor and Loots. Bryn Loots is an exciting talent.

Kiss Of Death – Myponga/Sellicks by 10 points.

Yankalilla play Strathalbyn and the Roosters have been a major disappointment so far in 2017. Yankalilla on the other hand are finals bound with Kane, Jones, Wilson, Bond, Kay and Cook in good form.

Kiss Of Death – Yankalilla by 18 points.