Tumby to face Eagles' test

SECOND WIN: Ramblers' Tysan Mickan and George Pedler in their team's victory over Cougars at the weekend. Picture: Lisa Warner.

SECOND WIN: Ramblers' Tysan Mickan and George Pedler in their team's victory over Cougars at the weekend. Picture: Lisa Warner.

MEDALS: Anzac medal winners for Eyre United and Tumby Bay. Names in story

MEDALS: Anzac medal winners for Eyre United and Tumby Bay. Names in story

Another big round of Great Flinders football this week with some important games on the card.

Cougars will be keen to get back on to the winners list when they travel to Ungarra to take on the Saints, an in form Ramblers host Lock at Cummins, and in the grand final replay United Yeelanna host the Blues at the Kooplex in what should be the match of the round.

EYRE UNITED V COUGARS

Cougars had a shocker in the third quarter last week when they conceded seven goals against Ramblers which ultimately put the game to bed.

They have good players to return to the side with Konitzka back this week, and Paech and Craggs-Sappford likely to return in a major boost for their side.

Brad Hazelgrove has started the season strongly, and new recruit Duncan Craggs-Sappford has been impressive.

They will be keen to get their offensive game back on track this week after kicking just 16 goals in their first two games, and they will get this opportunity against Eyre United who have struggled defensively.

Forrest and Fitzgerald have battled manfully during this period, and Jordy Telfer continues to find plenty of it, but maybe it is worth rolling the dice and playing him at the other end of the ground or midfield to try and ignite their ability to score.

This will be another tough one for the Saints, Cougars are a talented side and on the rebound after last weeks disappointing loss, and will be too strong for the Saints to win comfortably.

RAMBLERS V LOCK

Ramblers have started the season in sound touch, with their defensive pressure well and truly on show conceding just 13 goals in two games to date.

James Pedler added to this last week with a solid opening game, the two Haarsma brothers are in fine touch, and youngster James Richardson was super impressive kicking seven goals after kicking four in round one.

Lock unfortunately came up against the Eagles juggernaut last week and were comprehensively beaten to say the least.

They were never in the hunt, and if not for the efforts of Levi Brown, Morton, Northcott and youngster Glover, then things could have been worse.

Things do not get much easier this week against a tight Ramblers defence, and a midfield that has plenty of options, though still missing Rob Shirley.

Ty Habner will have his charges up and about again to have a crack at the Magpies.

Expect this to be a reasonably tight affair in the first half, but Ramblers to be too strong over four quarters and win by five goals plus.

UNITED YEELANNA V TUMBY BAY

In the grand final replay, the high flying Eagles host Tumby Bay in what will be an interesting contest.

United Yeelanna look to have lost none of their hunger, and have been nothing short of impressive in demolishing the Saints and Roos so far.

They have immense firepower up forward with Havelberg, Crettenden and Breed, and the likes of Casey Carr, Watson and Martin are all capable of hitting the scoreboard.

It is hard to find a weak link in their side, with class and experience across all lines.

The Blues got themselves back on the winners list with an easy win over Eyre United, but will need to fix their goal kicking woes if they are to seriously challenge their opponents.

They had good performances from Walker, Lawrie, Murphy, Hind and James last week, while Cross was impressive playing up forward and on ball.

They look likely to have several changes for this game and possibly some key players missing.

Will be a good test for the Blues, but based on current form it is all but impossible to pick against the Eagles, especially at home.

Anzac Day medal winners, Eyre United's Tammy Lucena and Tumby's Jordan Hind, with Tumby Bay RSL vice president Liz Sharpe.