Interchange Bench predicts round four of the Great Southern Football League

STRONG MARK: McLaren Vale co-captain Jess Watchman finds the footy in a pack of players during his side's A grade win over Myponga-Sellicks.
STRONG MARK: McLaren Vale co-captain Jess Watchman finds the footy in a pack of players during his side's A grade win over Myponga-Sellicks.

Another round of quality GSFL footy but we are still no closer from sifting out the contenders from the pretenders. Seemingly Yank and Goolwa/ Port Elliot will fill the bottom spots but everyone else seems capable on their day. The Anzac match was a beauty but despite the Creek’s star line up, the Roosters at home were too good. Willunga found their mojo after being tested by the Magpies for three quarters. Their 10 goal final term was brilliant to watch.

The Bays remain undefeated as they accounted for Victor Harbor. Their depth and even contributions by all are causing other sides troubles. Victor again have Ross on fire but they’ll need more help for him and soon. Compass switched back on after a round two hiccup. Pinyon again the focal point as the dogs’ midfield dominated. And finally, the other Eagles continued on their merry way with a comfortable win over Myponga-Sellicks. McLaren are the ones to watch. This week, we are in for some crackers.

Encounter Bay v Yank:

Yank travel to the Bay oval and I think they’ll appreciate the big oval and a side without any big monsters. You know their youngsters will have a go and Sidebottom and Kay have been ultra consistent but you feel their bottom six aren’t good enough. The Bays have quality depth through the midfield and someone always stands up. Bays by 37 points.

Goolwa/ Port Elliot v Victor:

A vital game with both clubs desperate for a win. The Magpies need one for their young group to grow and Victor probably can’t play finals if they lose. Elmes, the Dowlings and Proud are playing great footy but Ross must be stopped. The Pies will be without most of their experienced players but Cinc, Pearce, Grandsen will have a go. Victor by 29 points.

Compass v Willunga:

Set for a brilliant grand final rematch. Mills will jump hard against Hoban - this could be the key. Pinyon will stretch Willunga but Bass will stretch Compass. Who will break first? Veide on fire and Hutchinson playing some good footy for the D’s, while Hoffman is in the best shape of his life. Willunga by five points.

Myponga/ Sellicks v Langhorne Creek:

The trip to pongy is always tough but Creeks will be very keen to make amends from their Anzac Day loss. With Kellock in great form and some quality forwards they should be hard to beat. The Merrett’s look like really good finds for the Mudlarks. Even still, Creeks by 16 points.

Strathalbyn v McLaren:

Strath’s start has been mediocre but their Anzac Day win proved they are right in this season. Without Simounds they are finding goals through Marc Elliot and O’Grady. McLaren are on fire with Mutton hard to stop. The Matthews boys are in everything and Watchman is showing signs. McLaren by 23 points.