Great Southern football preview

Strathalbyn's Ben Simounds playing for Southern Districts in the country championships on the weekend. Simounds made the team of the championships.

Strathalbyn's Ben Simounds playing for Southern Districts in the country championships on the weekend. Simounds made the team of the championships.

The breaks are over. We have had the Easter break, the association match weekend and the country championships and now it gets to the run home to the finals. Who is going to grab fifth position and which side is going to make the statement they are the premiership favourite? Can the sides out of the finals race cause an upset and have a say in the finals make-up?  

Round 13 has top side Willunga pitted against second placed Yanaklilla and both teams are going strongly. The Demons have lost only one game and the Tigers, at their best, are unstoppable.  

Sidebottom and Kane are leaders around the ball and the forward line of Gillings, Hinge and James is formidable. The defence is well led by Wiese and Fittock. The Tigers have a strong side and will push the Demons at home. Haskett down back with Alexopoulos and Standfield up front are big keys for Willunga, while Burdett and Beath a skilful with the ball.

Kiss Of Death – Willunga by 2 points.

Langhorne Creek meet McLaren and with a win can shore up its spot in the five. The run of Alex Cleggett, Tonkin, Perrey and Kellock will be too much for McLaren. Rigney up forward for McLaren and the Kahl boys with Zohar, continue to give their all.

Kiss Of Death – Langhorne Creek by 24 points.

Victor Harbor lock horns with Myponga/Sellicks and if the Roos want to get back in the finals race they need to win this. Victor must stop Gum and Duldig. Banks just keeps giving for the Roos and he should get first touch to the likes of Ross, Lindner and Wade.

Kiss Of Death – Victor Harbor by 10 points.

Mount Compass host Encounter Bay and the Bays are poised for a finals spot. They will find the Dogs are tough test with Hoban, Daniel, Michael Corbett, Green and Parsons in great nick. For Bays, Davis-Neale and Miels are the keys.

Kiss Of Death – Mount Compass by 19 points.   

Goolwa/Port Elliot take on Strathalbyn and the Magpies are flying with Rugolo, Kelly, Ebert and Berry in great form. The Roosters will rely on the Elliott boys, Tucker and Simounds to push for an upset.

Kiss Of Death – Goolwa/Port Elliot by 7 points.