It was wet, windy and not a great day for football on Saturday. More blow outs in scores was again the theme, even in the wet conditions, but still a couple of surprises with Langhorne Creek steamrolling ladder leaders McLaren by 47 points and Myponga/Sellicks upsetting Willunga, winning by 41 points. Both results have made an impact on the premiership table.
In the other games Strathalbyn were lucky to come home with the points against Yankalilla winning by 14 points, Mount Compass were too strong against Victor Harbor and the Bays won the Indigenous game against Goolwa/Port Elliot convincingly.
The loss to the Mudlarks makes this Saturday’s clash with Encounter Bay crucial for Willunga. The Bays beat the Demons in round one and have the power to do it again with Tonkin in ruck, Davis and Sharples on the ball and a forward attack which includes Karpany and Davis-Neale. Willunga will need Bass to get on top in ruck and Beath to control the mid-field.
Kiss Of Death – Encounter Bay by 12 points.
Victor Harbor host Langhorne Creek and the Hawks are flying. Howell, Kellock, Arbon, James and Sellar are taking all before them and the Roos need to knock off a team in the five now, or they can kiss their finals chances goodbye. Weetra and Fletcher are playing well and McKay will have a great ruck duel with Sellar.
Kiss Of Death – Langhorne Creek by 7 points.
Strathalbyn play Myponga/Sellicks and this game is so important for the Mudlarks to win if they are to be a serious challenger for the five. You cannot beat Willunga one week and then lose to one of the bottom clubs the next. O’Hanlon and Ogilvie around goals, Carroll and Allen on the ball and Miller in ruck are going well and Sam Elliott and Price have to lead the young Roosters in Hirschausen, Slattery and Wright.
Kiss Of Death – Myponga/Sellicks by 10 points.
Mount Compass is hitting its traps now and the Magpies will feel the wrath of Pinyon and Ziggy Vitkunas. Harper, Ferguson and Griffen give their all each week for the Pies.
Kiss Of Death – Mount Compass by 60 points.
McLaren will bounce back this week against Yankalilla, but will not take the Tigers lightly. Laba, Braendler and Billy Hogben will make the likes of the Mathews boys, Gill, Ellis and Bradwell earn every kick.
Kiss Of Death – McLaren by 26 points.