Great Flinders football preview
THIS week sees the final minor round game for season 2019, with second spot still up for grabs, but Tumby Bay holding sway if games go as predicted.
They host Lock at home, while Ramblers travel to Ungarra to take on the winless Saints. Cougars and United Yeelanna do battle in this week's match of the round.
Tumby Bay v Lock
A win by Tumby Bay will almost certainly see them hold on to the double chance and they should have enough in the tank to beat Lock on the Blues home deck.
They were good last week, beating Cougars, but it came at a cost with Jackson Murphy suffering a season-ending leg injury.
Walker, Lawrie and Hind are in great touch, and Rees has hit some recent form in front of goal.
Lock will look to experienced players Morton, Heath and Northcott to lead the way but they will need a big effort from all 21 to finish the year on a winning note.
Expect a bold challenge from the Roos but with second spot on the line, there is too much on this one for the Blues to lose. They will win by three to four goals.
Eyre United v Ramblers
Eyre United face another monstrous task when they host Ramblers, who were good last week against the ladder leaders.
It has been a long year for Saints' supporters but to their credit they have stuck thick and been competitive in most contests and at times showed solid form.
They have been well led by the evergreen Jordan Telfer, Gale has been in good form, and Forrest, Traeger and Johno Telfer have all had some good moments.
Ramblers will field a strong side as they fine tune for finals. Jack Haarsma, who has enjoyed an outstanding year, Pedler, Dennis, Blacker and Ford have all been in good form.
They have plenty of experience in their mix and will be too strong for the Saints and will win by a big margin.
Cougars v United Yeelanna
In this week's match of the round, Cougars face premiership favourites United Yeelanna at Kapinnie, with Julian Doudle looking to rebound strongly after losing to the Blues.
They should regain some key players with Monfries, Wandner and Cragg-Sapsford all close to a return, while Hazelgrove, Konitzka, Paech and Green will ensure they are around the mark.
However they face the toughest task in football at the minute. The Eagles are unblemished and although given a bit of a scare last week, their class prevailed.
Norton, Matt Crettenden and Jolly are controlling their back half, Watson, Carr and Skinner are in great touch through the middle, while up forward they have plenty of options in Howie, Havelberg and new recruit Ridley.
This game will have its moments as a genuine contest but the Eagles will win by five goals plus.