Great Southern footy is alive and well in 2019 with Mount Compass leading the pack

LEADING FROM THE FRONT: Mount Compass skipper Adam Hunter wins the hard ball and gets the handball away on Saturday against McLaren.
LEADING FROM THE FRONT: Mount Compass skipper Adam Hunter wins the hard ball and gets the handball away on Saturday against McLaren.

It all nearly happened in round four. Yankalilla upset the reigning premiers Langhorne Creek by three points, Willunga won a tight tussle with Encounter Bay by only eight points, Mount Compass held on against McLaren by 11 points, Victor Harbor steamrolled Goolwa/Port Elliot by 107 points and the Mudlarks NEARLY won their first game of the year going down to Strathalbyn by only 15 points.

There are a few big games and none bigger than Willunga and Yankalilla for round five. The Tigers have a spring in their step. Beath v Gotch will be an enthralling match up and the likes of McConnell, Braendler, Wilson, Fitzgerald, Durdin and Fisher will be pitted against Demons Collier, Hutchens, Meigel and Hoffmann.

Kiss Of Death - Willunga by 10 points.

Undefeated Mount Compass will be challenged by Encounter Bay. Copestick keeps popping up when needed, as does the Vitkunas boys, Hunter, Creek and Tom Corbett. Hoban will be challenged by the next best ruckman in the GSFL in Callum Tonkin and the run of Crispin, Costello, Illingworth and Barrett will test the Dogs.

Kiss Of Death - Mount Compass by 4 points.

Strathalbyn play McLaren. O'Grady and Price are kicking the team's goals and Wright and Clamp are two great developing kids at the club. McLaren would be content that Watchman is back and kicking goals and Ellison, Bradwell and Williams are playing well. Zohar continues to be a player all opposition teams respect.

Kiss Of Death - Strathalbyn by 1 point.

Langhorne Creek return home licking their wounds to face the Magpies. Goolwa/Port Elliot are doing it tough at the moment with star AFL recruits Helbig and Ryan Griffen unavailable. However, Ferguson, Cinc, Trent Griffen, Sutter, Stoldt and Marsh will make life difficult for the Hawks.

Derham, Arbon, Perrey, Blackwell and Mitch Cleggett are in fine form for the Hawks, but it will be around goals with Howell and Kellock the Magpies must be wary.

Kiss Of Death - Langhorne Creek by 63 points.

Victor Harbor are in a hot spell after two big wins in succession. They have good depth this season as proven with the current form without Alleway and Ross. The Roos take on the Mudlarks and McKay should give the Roo runners first use to pass to Davey and Sam Basham, who are combining well. Clarke, Ogilvie, Fitzpatrick, Kennedy and Wade Hutchinson will make sure their team pushes the Roos hard for four quarters.

Kiss Of Death - Victor Harbor by 39 points.

Note - It has been a long time rule in the GSFL Junior and Senior Colts that no team gets credited with more than a 60-point win no matter what their score was - the Premiership lists have been adjusted to show this.


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