Eyre United face United Yeelanna threat

RUN: Levi Brown in action for Lock. The Roos will host Cummins Kapinnie this weekend. Photo: Meryl Weetra

RUN: Levi Brown in action for Lock. The Roos will host Cummins Kapinnie this weekend. Photo: Meryl Weetra

ROUND one has gone pretty well to script to date, and with the start of the second round this week, sides will be keen to build some momentum through the middle part of the year.

Eyre United face a massive task against the ladder leaders United Yeelanna while Cougars travel to Lock in an important game.

In this week's match of the day Ramblers host Tumby Bay in a battle for second spot.


The Saints get another tough one this week, with United Yeelanna looking almost unstoppable at the minute.

They have been rarely challenged so far this year, and with a number of players still missing from their best 21, they look an ominous force once again in season 2019.

They have been able to share the workload in each of their games, and with Watson, Carr, and Norton all yet to hit their best, coupled with the form of Havelberg up forward, and Jolly and Martin through the midfield, then this week could get ugly for the Saints.

They were totally outclassed by an experienced Ramblers side last week and once again struggled to apply any genuine scoreboard pressure.

Kearsley has been giving his all each week, Johno Telfer is an underrated player, and Forrest, Hill and Mullan all had some good moments against the Magpies.

The small confines of Ungarra Oval may help their cause, but this looks to be a comfortable one for the Eagles who will win by a big margin.


Cougars have simply struggled to put their best foot forward this season, but they are a better side than their 2-3 standing suggests.

They have been crippled by injuries to key players and unavailability which has their ability to play a consistent brand of footy.

Paech may be close to resuming from an ankle injury, and Craggs-Sappford should be available this week which will be a solid boost their fortunes.

Konitzka, Hazelgrove and Scott have been okay without taking games by the scruff of the neck and the Green boys have worked tirelessly for their side.

Lock were competitive against an undermanned Tumby Bay last week, and their effort and intensity can never be questioned, they've had a pretty good fortnight in their past two outings.

Glover was excellent last week, the Brown brothers are genuine competitors while Morton and Heath give them somestrength around the contests.

This is a bit of a danger game for Cougars, but one they should win.

Supporters can expect a tight first half, but Cougars look to have too much class and will win by 4-5 goals after half time.


In this week's match of the round, old foes Ramblers and Tumby Bay do battle at Cummins Oval in what should be yet another entertaining game of football between these two clubs.

The Blues have hit a bit of form in recent weeks and will be boosted by some big inclusions this week with Hind, Murphy and Rees all back in the side.

A number of other players that missed last week should also be up for selection.

Lawrie, Franklin and James are enjoying solid years while Walker continues to control the half back line with his reading of the play exceptional.

The Magpies have been good all season and with some strategic recruiting have filled some voids from last year, with the Haarsma boys adding to their midfield depth.

James Pedler is in outstanding form, Dennis is a consistent performer and youngsters Richardson and Forster have been impressive in their debut years.

History will tell you that this will not be a free flowing high scoring affair with both sides boasting tight knit defensive units.

Once again the midfield dual will be massive with both sides holding some genuine weapons at their disposal which will go a long way to deciding a winner.

A tough one to pick but going with the Blues to turn the round one clash around and win a close one by less than two goals.