Great Southern football review from round six and a preview for round seven

UP THERE ALLEWAY: Victor Harbor key forward Clint Alleway rose above the pack to pull in this big mark on Saturday against McLaren.
UP THERE ALLEWAY: Victor Harbor key forward Clint Alleway rose above the pack to pull in this big mark on Saturday against McLaren.

The McLaren Football Club has continued its meteoric rise from a three time wooden spooner to be undefeated after six rounds in 2018. It is nothing short of amazing and the brand of football the side is showing is packing out grounds throughout the league.

HAVING A GO: Victor Harbor defender Doug Proud throws himself at McLaren opponent Daniel Marr on Saturday with this flying tackle in the A grade game.

HAVING A GO: Victor Harbor defender Doug Proud throws himself at McLaren opponent Daniel Marr on Saturday with this flying tackle in the A grade game.

Victor Harbor felt the wrath of McLaren on Saturday losing by 36 points. Mount Compass continued to keep Encounter Bay under its spell with a 48 point belting. The Dogs has 31 scoring shots to 13, such was their dominance.

In other games Myponga/Sellicks rolled an improved Goolwa/Port Elliot by 59 points, Langhorne Creek defeated Yankalilla by 70 points and Willunga brushed aside Strathalbyn in the last term to hold the Roosters scoreless and win by 43 points.

The margins are blowing out and hopefully round seven will give the competition some thrilling finishes.

There is no bigger game so far than the clash between neighbours Willunga and McLaren. Willunga have run in Boyd, Nelson, Renney and Altus hurting opposition teams. McLaren have their own share of runners led by Ellis, Dowling, the Mathews boys, Marr, Vandeleur and the great targets in Bradwell and Mutton.

Kiss Of Death – McLaren by 7 points.

Langhorne Creek host Mount Compass and the Hawks need a big scalp to prove they are a finals threat. Kellock sprung a surprise last week by kicking 10 goals and Brokenshire for the Dogs will be the perfect match-up if he lines up forward.

Pinyon, Hill and Vitkunas are a potent up forward and the Hawks have not the firepower to contain all three. The Cleggett boys are playing well for the Hawks, but it will not be enough.

Kiss Of Death – Mount Compass by 17 points.

Encounter Bay meet Myponga/Sellicks and the Bays have the Tonkin boys, Hooper and Gould leading the way. The Mudlarks have have Clarke, Hutchinson, Merrett and Hoey to worry the Bays.

Kiss Of Death – Encounter Bay by 11 points.

Victor Harbor should account for Yankalilla with Ross and Weetra in their team, but will need to be wary of Kelly and Jesse Fitzgerald up forward. Kiss Of Death – Victor Harbor by 44 points.

The Magpies are home to Strathalbyn and if they can be close by three quarter time they will be a chance. Cuthbert should go to Marc Elliott and the likes of Hayward, Griffen, Godwin-Knott, Reid and Cinc are playing well for the Magpies. 

Kiss Of Death – Strathalbyn by 30 points.

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