Port Lincoln football
There are two battles that Port Lincoln football fans would be caring about right now, the one for second spot on the ladder and the one for fourth.
Wayback has a chance to get a foothold in second while Lincoln South may earn their finals ticket this round.
Team lineups are subject to change.
Lincoln South v Boston, Centenary
Lincoln South fought hard in rough conditions but were outplayed by Wayback last weekend.
Boston meanwhile had a 112-point loss to Mallee Park in a match where their first goal did not come until the final quarter.
South’s defence will look to choke Boston’s flow to their forwards with Aiden Baker and Paul White among those who should be key here.
Expect Chris Minns and Luke Wilkins to stand up again for Souths while James Neale has been going hard for the footy.
For Boston Sam Kolega and Sunny Singh could make a difference again in the midfield while Jake Nicholls and Jaykob Gooder could help drive the Tiger attack.
Souths will look to bounce back in emphatic fashion, securing the ball in the back half to set up plenty of scoring opportunities. Souths are the likely winners to possibly set up a finals spot early.
Tasman v Wayback, Ravendale
Tasman had a hard go at scoring against Marble Range last weekend, managing just six behinds for the game.
Wayback started behind but made their move in the second quarter against Lincoln South to win by 13-points.
Jonty Seal and Rory Hunt made a good combination up forward with two goals each and could make a difference again this week.
The Demons have a well balanced team across the field and go after the contested football.
Tasman have plenty of run in their team from the likes of Lachlan Kitson and Coen George but look to veterans like Matt James and Carl Semmler to lead by example.
Wayback should control most of the play to set up their forwards while their defensive pressure might be too much for Tasman.
Wayback should emerge winners to get a good foothold on second spot.
Mallee Park v Marble Range, Mallee Park
After a 112-point last weekend Mallee Park returns home to take on Marble Range.
The Peckers should have another match showcasing their aggressive attack on the football and wise use of disposals to set up inside 50s.
Kingsley Bilney Jnr had a great game last weekend providing run across the field while Peter Lindsay and Quade Ware continue to be among the Peckers’ best.
The Rangers’ defence will need to be on top of their game here as the Peckers are a team where anyone can be a goalkicker and any momentum needs to be halted straight away.
For Marble Range Cody Pilgrim has been in great form lately and should be one to watch in the midfield.
The Peckers’ defence will try to keep league leading goalkicker Tynan Keeley under wraps but he will not be the only one kicking goals as Nick Franklin had a good day last weekend.
Despite Marble Range always bringing their best each week the Peckers should be too good at home which will put pressure on the Rangers to finish strong for second spot.
Shanno’s Pizza Award
Gun Mallee Park under 13 midfielder Jordan Wanganeen had a day to remember in his side’s big win against Boston at Poole Oval.
Dominating centre clearances and bringing teammates into the game, Wanganeen would have racked up more than 20 possessions, the majority of them contested and managed two classy goals in a best on ground performance.