Ramblers will be tested

FOOTY: Ramblers' Will Haarsma lays a tackle on Lock's Andrew Heath in their A grade match at Cummins last week.

FOOTY: Ramblers' Will Haarsma lays a tackle on Lock's Andrew Heath in their A grade match at Cummins last week.

It will be a massive round this week, where barring a draw, Eyre United or Lock will register their first win of the year, Tumby Bay host Cougars in an important game for both clubs and the two undefeated sides, United Yeelanna and Ramblers go toe-to-toe.


Lock will be keen to use the home ground advantage to register their first win after a tough start.

They had good moments against Ramblers last week, but were unable to sustain it over four quarters.

Levi Brown has started in great fashion, Heath, Morton and Wright are good players, and Glover, a promising up and comer, has had impact.

The Saints were plucky against Cougars and for the first time this year were able to hit the scoreboard with authority through Dunn and Traeger. They will be keen to take the momentum from the final quarter last week where they outscored Cougars, albeit when the game was shot.

It is difficult to gauge the form of these sides, so picking a winner is a tough ask - going with the Roos based purely on the home ground advantage to win by less than two goals.


Tumby Bay host Cougars with the Blues keen to get their season back on track.

Cougars are the big improvers, but are yet to play their full contingent, likewise the Blues have been missing key personnel.

Konitzka added another string to his bow with four goals last week, youngster Laube has been impressive, and Hazelgrove, Green and Paech will ensure they will be a tough assignment.

Tumby were outclassed against Yeelanna, but should welcome back Murphy and Cooper this week, and with the class of Hind, Franklin, Walker and Lawrie, they will be a competitive unit once again.

These two clubs had some enthralling matches last year and this should be no exception. Going with the home side to win by less than a kick, but do not be surprised by any result.


In this week's match of the round, the high flying Eagles will tackle their toughest assignment to date, when they take on an in form Ramblers outfit at Cummins Oval.

Something tells you that we will learn more about Ramblers than Yeelanna this week, and the result either way will give some indication on how good Ramblers are.

They have recruited smartly, and with James Pedler in career best form, they look a strong side.

They have unearthed a smart youngster in James Richardson who has relished his introduction to senior football booting 18 goals in his first three games, the Haarsma boys have added class, and Mickan and Rule have started well.

They do come up against a class outfit in the Eagles - they have taken all before them so far, and will take some toppling.

The Crettenden boys and Watson stood up against the Blues, Mitch Jolly is a great inclusion to their midfield, and with Carr, Havelberg, Norton and Martin lurking in the wings, it is easy to see why they are premiership favourites.

Expect the Magpies to be bold here, but the Eagles will continue on their merry way to win by five goals plus.