Southern Football League edges closer to finals

The eleventh round of 2018 season started with Flagstaff Hill defeating their neighbours Happy Valley to stay at the top of the table.

A talented man: Horrace Leaker of Aldinga Football Club who played several of his years with only one hand.

A talented man: Horrace Leaker of Aldinga Football Club who played several of his years with only one hand.

Christies Beach continued winning form beating Aldinga and Noarlunga easily beat Reynella.

While Cove got up and over Morphett Vale to retain the Merv Mules Trophy.

The Round 12 Motor Accident Commision (MAC) round started with a friday night game under lights with Happy Valley upsetting Pt. Noarlunga.

Reynella upstaged Christies for a moral boosting win and despite Noarlunga playing a great game for three quarters were overrun by Flagstaff Hill.

Cove kept their final five chances alive by beating Aldinga.

Round 13 Noarlunga rebounded to defeat Aldinga, Christies Beach continued their good form by again beating Morphett Vale and Cove beat Happy Valley.

Pt. Noarlunga travelled to Flagstaff Hill and scored an impressive win to inflict Flagstaff Hill’s second loss of the season.   

Flagstaff Hill put a dent in Cove’s final chances with an impressive win.

Pt. Noarlunga held on at home to beat Reynella and Happy Valley scored a comfortable win over Aldinga at Shark Park.

Wrapping out the rounds Noarlunga continued on their winning way by beating Morphett Vale.

Leading goal scorers at this stage are Nicholas Mott of Noarlunga with 51, Samuel Smith of Flagstaff Hill with 40, Daniel Lee and Jacob Crate of Christies Beach with 31 and Callan Semple of Reynella with 30.

There are three rounds of normal season to be played.

On Sunday, July 22 the Southern Football League induced the following personnel into the Hall of Fame.

Inductee 96. Hank MIDDLETON (Happy Valley Football Club).

97. Lex TRIFFIT (McLaren Vale / McLaren Flat).

98. Kevin WRIGHT (Reynella).

99. David WILLOUGHBY (Reynella).

100. Horrace LEAKER (Aldinga).

Number 100, Horrace Leaker was a particularly interesting player who not only had a captaincy and presidency at the Aldinga Football Club, also managed to play for several years with only one hand after losing the other in a farming accident.

Port Power Premiership player and former SFL Junior Dean Brogan was guest speaker at the event.