The Willunga and McLaren football clubs are all on track to compete in finals in the Great Southern Football League with both solid in the five. Willunga have shown improved form in the past few weeks and are making a charge for third position, which will give the team the double chance come finals.
McLaren have been rocked by injuries in the build up of the past few weeks and this has hindered the side’s consistency, but with players returning it will recapture the form that set up their season. Willunga had a narrow loss to one of the premiership favourites Mount Compass, but have had little trouble disposing of teams out of the five, in particular Yankalilla and Goolwa/Port Elliot.
Youngster Todd Martin is developing fast as a key forward with a highlight seven goals against Yankalilla.
Sean Beath is in Mail Medal form, Tim Boyd is carving the oval up with resilient running, Renney and Hoffmann are full of class and Jake Standfield is a leader in the team. Willunga at full steam is a team to not take lightly and if over the next few weeks in the run home to the finals they can sneak into a double chance position, will be a major contender for the 2018 premiership.
McLaren is continuing to be the feel-good-story of the season. The team that has won the past three wooden spoons has the leading percentage in the competition and looks entrenched in the top three.
Mutton and Bradwell are key targets, Ellis is a star, Marr, Dunlop and the Mathews boys are unstoppable and Vandeleur is a ball winner. They look strong all over the park and well coached by Gianni Petrucci.