Tasman and Marble Range headline in top two clash

RETURNING: Kingsley Bilney Jnr in action for Lincoln Districts.
RETURNING: Kingsley Bilney Jnr in action for Lincoln Districts.

Port Lincoln football returns this weekend after the Mortlock break.

Marble Range v Tasman, Wangary

Marble Range will have a tough task as they host the undefeated Tasman in a top two clash at home.

For Tasman Brandon Rosalia should be back while Jace Rodda and Johann Wagner face fitness tests and Tex Sinclair is expected out, while for Rangers Oscar Woods is expected in and Dean Dudley is out injured.

Forwards like Tynan Keeley for Rangers and Tasman's Wagner, should he play, will be threats but each side's key defenders will limit opportunities, including Glen Schreiber and Wade Hansen for Rangers and Cooper Tansell and Nathan Frost for Roosters.

An exciting midfield battle will see Rangers look to win the contested ball and set up runs down the wings, while Tasman are good at winning the stoppages and have their own runners wide to get out of danger. Rangers will put in a big effort but Tasman should remain undefeated.

Lincoln South v Mallee Park, Centenary Oval

Lincoln South will host Mallee Park, who are expected to have some big ins.

Captains Kingsley Bilney Jnr and Derrick Wanganeen are expected in for the Peckers, as are Ali Johncock and Malcolm Miller who kicked four goals each against Wayback on May 25 with Graham Johncock and Ky Miller also expected to play.

The Peckers will get that run and carry going through Bilney and Casey Amos among others, and once in the 50 goals can come from anyone and any direction.

Souths have plenty of strength, Paul White is a leader in defence, Luke Wilkins and Leonard Wells move the ball well through the middle while Brodie Drewitt and Ben Shillabeer are effective targets up forward.

Souths will give it a good crack but Mallee Park should get a dominant win here.

Boston v Wayback, Poole Oval

Boston won their first match since 2016 before the Mortlock break and now look for win number two against Wayback.

For the Tigers Jake Nicholls and Riley King are expected in with Mitchell Wilbe and Otis Carter also possible ins. Wayback could see Riley Hatcher and Dannen Blacker back in with Rory Hunt and Matt Hayman out.

Lloyd Carr shone in ruck for Lincoln City, giving teammate Shaun Maxfield first option who then got centre clearances. Also look for Seth Meyers and Ben Sampson who can open a game up at either end.

Boston's defenders Simon Bates and Mitchell Hall can intercept the ball with Adam Davies and Willy Woldt effective in moving the ball down the wing, the question will be on whether the Tigers can capitalise in front of goal.

Boston are a good chance for two in a row, but Wayback are likely for the win.


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