Port Lincoln football
THIS week will be a test to see who can keep their momentum going and who will pick up their first win of the season.
Tasman v Mallee Park, Ravendale
Fresh off a huge 117-point win against Boston, Tasman play at home for the first time this season against Mallee Park, who are coming off a 37-point win against Lincoln South.
With nine different goal kickers last weekend, Mallee Park continues to show that goals can come from anyone when they go into attack.
Look for the Peckers to control the ball in the centre set up the run and carry to get into the forward 50.
However Tasman have already shown to have a strong midfield, Rhyce Beinke should be one to watch again along with Jacob Collins and Jace Rodda.
Rhys Kelsh will be a key weapon in ruck, adding extra height in either defence or up forward and if he plays Johann Wagner will need to be prevented from kicking another bag of goals.
It should be a close match but Tasman may have enough to get the win at home.
Marble Range v Lincoln South, Wangary
Marble Range come home to Wangary for the first time this year hungry after a close loss to Wayback on Anzac Day.
Rangers will be missing Todd Owen, Lance Appleby and Tynan Keeley this weekend but are expected to welcome Ty George back into the team.
Marble Range will look to set up its zones on the wide Wangary ground, maybe utilise its wings to get down to its forwards.
Lincoln South will look to its young team to match the intensity of Marble Range’s attack.
If they are on the field on Saturday players such as Levi McDonald and Jack Waller will be useful in attack with Paul White to lead from defence.
Marble Range should be too strong at home and pick up their first win of the season
Tip: Marble Range
Wayback v Boston, Centenary
Wayback are coming off a hard fought win in their opener against Marble Range and will face Boston, still stinging from their 117-point loss last Saturday.
The Tigers will be missing Theo Theodosiou, Rex Whitehair and Isaac Betsias but could expect Jack Shanley and Mitchell Wilbe to return, with Paul Theodosiou and Sinisa Gregor also chances.
Boston were hurt around stoppages last weekend, they must not allow loose Wayback numbers around the contests.
Wayback used its midfield to control play and go for big, direct kicks to set up scoring opportunities for its forwards such as Jonty Seal who kicked three.
Wayback are looking good at the moment and should win again as Boston continues to find its feet.
Shanno’s Pizza Award
Marble Range under 17 player Jett Boxer is the first recipient of the Shanno’s Pizza Award for 2018.
In a hard fought draw played out in the under 17 match between Wayback and Marble Range, Boxer stood out with his midfield presence.
With numerous clearances and two goals he kept his side in the contest.
Boxer is a player with a huge future ahead of him and he can collect his award from the league office this weekend.