Pinyon kicks one hundred: GSFL Round 17 preview

100 goals: Tom Pinyon kicks his 100th goal of the season during Mount Compass' victory over Goolwa/Port Elliot. Photo: Ryan Finlay.
100 goals: Tom Pinyon kicks his 100th goal of the season during Mount Compass' victory over Goolwa/Port Elliot. Photo: Ryan Finlay.

In what has to be the greatest moment of this GSFL season so far, Mount Compass' Tom Pinyon kicked his 11th goal for the game against Goolwa/Port Elliot, to be the first man to reach the magic 100 goal milestone in almost a decade. Pinyon, who has been the league's leading goal kicker since 2016, has so far produced an exemplary individual season, kicking bag after bag. On Saturday, he became the first person to kick 100 goals in a single season since Willunga's David Hams in 2010.

He also kicked his side into second spot, a position Mount Compass will be looking to hold when they take on Yankalilla in the final minor round of the season. While Yankalilla produced a gutsy effort to fall just short of McLaren last week, the Dogs should dominate in front of a home crowd. Pinyon looks likely for another bag and could be pushing 130 goals plus by the time finals are out.

Kiss Of Death - Mount Compass by 63 points.

Three meets four in match of the round when the Roos take on Langhorne Creek in Victor. After falling agonisingly short last week, Victor will be looking to make amends, but face a tough ask. With McLaren hot on the heels of both sides, a win is vital and last year's Premiers Langhorne Creek are coming home with a wet sail. The inclusion of Coach Clint Alleway might just get Victor over the line. Get ready for an all or nothing encounter.

Kiss Of Death - Victor Harbor by 6 points.

Strathalbyn are still a mathematical chance to squeeze McLaren out of fifth after a strong showing last week. With Willunga now guaranteed a top two spot, an upset has merit, however percentage all but rules out a finals berth for the Roosters. They also face the mammoth task of taking on the league's top side, while hoping for a big McLaren loss, which seems unlikely. However, the Roosters will have the home crowd on their side and anything can happen. This could be a close one.

Kiss Of Death - Willunga by 30 points.

McLaren take on Encounter Bay and are expected to come out hard. To guarantee a finals berth, they need a win, however percentage should ensure this, if the Bays produce what would be considered an upset win. At home, searching for finals form, McLaren are expected to win strongly here. After a disappointing season, the Bays will be playing for pride and shouldn't be underestimated. Their best footy will take it up to McLaren.

Kiss Of Death - McLaren by 28 points.

Ninth plays tenth when Myponga-Sellicks take on Goolwa/Port Elliot. It's been a tough season for both clubs, who will be looking forward to a final hit-out. Both sides will benefit strongly in coming seasons from the blooding of young players this year. With the Mudlarks still chasing a win, the home crowd might get them over the line.

Kiss Of Death - Myponga-Sellics by 2 points.