By Jason Barbin
ROUND 4 PREVIEW
Each of the competition’s three undefeated teams has a good chance to remain so after round four of Division 2, while three clubs will attempt to break their winless starts to the season.
Highett v Caulfield (Turner Road Reserve)
Game of the Round
After a strong start to the season, how long will it take for Turner Road Reserve to be named after gun recruit Ed Turner, with the Highett forward in excellent form to start the season.
Caulfield are coming off its first loss of the season, going down to Murrumbeena last week and will be keen to bounce back against a side it’s had success against in the past.
As he has been in two of his side’s three wins, Turner could again be the difference between the two sides and lift the Dogs to four straight wins.
Highett by 13 points.
Keysborough v East Brighton (Keysborough Reserve)
East Brighton was fantastic last week in getting its first win of the season, defeating Mount Waverley, but will have a tougher task to make it two straight.
Keysborough has been one of the teams to beat during the early stages of the season and is a legitimate premiership contender.
Chris Bryan and Matthew Carnelley proved to be a dangerous forward combination last week and will be tough to stop again on Saturday.
Keysborough by 38 points.
Murrumbeena v Clayton (Murrumbeena Park)
Yet to win at home this season, Murrumbeena comes into this week’s clash in better form, after a strong performance against a good Caulfield outfit.
Clayton was better during Sunday’s match against Keysborough, but has still yet to record a win for the season and it might not come this week.
The home side should have too much firepower in this one and will continue kick starting their season and building form.
Murrumbeena by 34 points.
Mount Waverley v Skye (Mayfield Reserve)
Two sides that have endured a few struggles to begin the season, Mount Waverley and Skye will both look to build some winning form.
Mount Waverley has got the talent to be competitive in Division 2 and will need to take advantage of a struggling Bombers’ side to score win number two.
Tomorrow will present Skye’s best chance to record a win this season with the Lions not in the best form, but it will be tough on the road.
Mount Waverley by 11 points.
Doveton Eagles v Hampton (Power Reserve)
It seemed long ago that these two sides played off in the old Division 3 competition and after a brief stint in Division 2 a few years ago from Doveton, the two sides will meet again.
The two sides enter the game from vastly different angles however, with Doveton smashing the competition and are perched on top of the ladder, while Hampton has yet to taste victory.
The Eagles have been the surprise packet of the competition and have recruited well and should taste success for a fourth straight time this season.
Doveton by 27 points.