Port Lincoln football back in action

The Mortlock Shield weekend is behind us and now attention turns back to league football in Port Lincoln.

SWERVE: Lincoln City's Jonty Seal tries to lose Lincoln Districts' Glen Schreiber. The two players may go up against each other again this weekend.

SWERVE: Lincoln City's Jonty Seal tries to lose Lincoln Districts' Glen Schreiber. The two players may go up against each other again this weekend.

Each team has faced each other at least once so there could be a chance for teams to avenge results from earlier in the year.

Team lineups subject to change.

Marble Range vs Wayback, Wangary

Marble Range won their last encounter by 61-points and will have the home ground advantage this time.

It may be a closer result than last time as Wayback has really gained momentum in the past few rounds.

With wins against Tasman and Boston by more than 50 points and a close 11-point loss to top team Mallee Park, the Demons have been formidable.

However it will be a tough ask to defeat Marble Range who have cemented second place on the ladder and love to use the space at Wangary.

Glen Schreiber is a tough defender who is not afraid to get into a contest, expect Tyrone George to display great ball handling skills and pace and Lance Appleby has showed great skill down the wing.

Wayback will look to its defenders including stand outs Ian Jericho and Seth Meyers to try to keep the Ranger forwards, including league leading goalkicker Tynan Keeley, out of the game.

Dean Edmund Miller has shown great skill in attacking the football and Shaun Maxfield has helped drive Wayback’s attack while contributing greatly to the scoreboard.

It should be a closer result than last time but the odds favour Marble Range at home.

Lincoln South vs Mallee Park, Ravendale

These two teams played in the season opener with Mallee Park scoring a dominant 71-point win.

The undefeated Peckers had their closest result of the year so far against Wayback last round while Lincoln South will look to bounce back following a 16-point loss to Tasman.

Mallee Park utilise their run and carry style of play really well to set up inside 50s, with Peter Lindsay and Kingsley Bilney Jnr among those who help get the Peckers going in the midfield.

Jerome Ah Kit-Burgoyne and John Miller should stand out in defence and if Dean Miller and Barry Johncock Jnr are firing it should be a long day out for the Eagles.

South will need to play good contested football in the centre to prevent Mallee Park from getting their game going.

Mitch Jolly, coming off a good performance at the Mortlock Shield, should provide good defensive pressure, Chris Minns is a ball magnet who is great with his disposals and helps drive the Eagles forward in the centre and Swayne Ackland can make an impact on the scoreboard if he gets going.

Mallee Park have continued to show why they are the top team in the league and this match should be no different, but expect Lincoln South to put on a solid effort.

Boston vs Tasman, Poole

Tasman won the first match by 30-points at Ravendale and have been boosted by a win against Lincoln South.

Boston remain winless in sixth and last week, just as it has done throughout the year, was in touch with Marble Range at half time only to fade in the second half as the Rangers ran away with a 90-point win.

Tasman showed last round what they are capable of at full strength with a number of players emerging as ones to watch across the field.

Rhys Kelsh is a challenge for any ruckman in the league, Lachlan Kitson has been a big pick up has his performances in the midfield have been great to watch.

Jackson Tansell and Ben Daniels will be key to Tasman’s attack and are capable of kicking much needed goals.

For Boston Sam Kolega continues to lead by example in going after the contested football, Willy Woldt has used his pace to run the ball down the lines and Ben Leahy has been a standout in recent weeks with safe hands and effective disposals.

Boston are hungry for a win but unless they can show effective teamwork and play a consistent four quarters of football this may be another match that slips from their grasp in the second half.

As for Tasman, if they come onto Poole Oval with the same team that went up against Lincoln South, it may mean a second straight win on the trot.

It is shaping up to be a great weekend of footy.

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