Match of the round broadcast
Saturday May 2
Sandown Cobras v Lyndale
Edinburgh Reserve – 2.15pm
Broadcast time 2pm – 5pm
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Division 1 – Round 4 Preview
With Good Will Hunter
Footy fans are in for a real treat this Saturday with five tremendous contests in Round 4.
East Malvern V East Brighton – Dunlop Reserve
This week’s match of the round sees East Malvern host East Brighton at Dunlop Reserve. The Panthers have emerged as clearly the most improved team in the competition, however, it remains to be seen how long they can sustain this blistering early-season form. This will be their biggest test to date against a side that has been a regular fixture in the last Saturday in September over the last few years. However, the Vampires can be a bit vulnerable in the early rounds before they ramp up their premiership assault so for that reason I think East Malvern can get the points here.
Bentleigh V Mordialloc – Bentleigh Reserve
Another massive game this one. After two narrow losses to open the year, Bentleigh showed loads of ticker in their nail-biting triumph over City, but the million-question is how will they back it up this week? Mordialloc will have gained an enormous amount of self-belief after their surprise win over Dingley and I think that confidence should carry them to victory against the Demons.
St Pauls V St Kilda City – McKinnon Reserve
St Pauls have had a tough opening few weeks, but the form of their big-name ball-winners has given them plenty to smile about. The winless Saints meanwhile have fought hard and been gallant in their three defeats. They will be competitive again, but I don’t think they will be good enough to beat the Doggies at the Kennel.
Dingley V Cheltenham – Souter Oval
Early signs have been good for Cheltenham, who are ahead of the ledger at 2-1 and have their big fellas in ominous touch. I think they will give a good account of themselves against a Dingoes side that will come out firing on all cylinders after a rare loss. Dingley are especially hard to beat on their home deck so you’d back them to win this one.
Chelsea Heights V Clayton – Beazley Reserve
This is a clash between two sides travelling in opposite directions. The Clays have shown considerable improvement this season, while nothing seems to be going right down at Chelsea Heights. This could be a winnable game for the young Heighters, but on their efforts so far this year you simply cannot tip them. Clayton in a close one.
Division 2 – Round 4 Preview
With Jason Barbin
Round four looms to be an important round of football as some teams face their toughest battle yet.
Skye vs Murrumbeena (Carrum Downs Reserve)
Murrumbeena were very good in their thrashing on Caulfield while Skye were equally as good in their dismantling of Doveton. The Beena have showed definite signs of improvement this season and could take it up to Skye. Both sides have great defensive capabilities and I wouldn’t be surprised if this turned into a defensive slugfest. This could be a low scoring affair where 10 goals may be enough to win it.
Skye by 22 points
Caulfield vs Keysborough (Koornang Park Reserve)
The Bears suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of Murrumbeena last week and are looking to bounce back. Unfortunately for them they run into the undefeated might of Keysborough who are looking to make it four from four. This will be a great clash of two teams looking to prove themselves. Caulfield will need to stop Tyson King, who has kicked 14 goals in three matches, if they’re going to win it.
Keysborough by 14 points
Hampton vs Oakleigh District (Peterson Street Reserve)
Both sides are coming off disappointing losses in round three and will be itching to get one back in the win column. These two sides are known for going hard at the ball and this contest will be a battle who midfields. The Hammers have the edge up forward with Joel Hanlon but I believe that Oakleigh possess a more experienced line-up. On recent history, this could be a close game.
Oakleigh Districts by 9 points
Springvale Districts vs Doveton Eagles (Springvale Reserve)
At this stage, both sides need a win, not only to regain some confidence but to kick start their season. Both sides have the potential to be fringe finals contenders but to do that they needs wins on the board. Both sides have some talented players who need to stand up and take their teams by the scruffs of their necks and play into some good form. This will be a good game.
Doveton by 14 points
Highett vs Heatherton (Turner Road Reserve)
Both of these sides surprised me with their performances last week and this game looks more exciting than it did at the start of the season. Highett are just on the edge of the top five, much like last season and Heatherton are looking like they’re on the up and up after a big win over Springvale. This game has some potential to it and it should be an interesting result.
Highett by 21 points
Division 3 – Round 4 Preview
With Andrew Paloczi
Round 4 will be special for Sandown as it opens its new social rooms at Edinburgh Reserve and welcomes big Fev to the goal square. He will make the difference against Lyndale if the Cobras deliver the ball often enough to the forward line.
Mount Waverley will be far too strong for Dandenong, despite playing away at Greaves Reserve.
South Yarra travels to Keeley Park to play a shell-shocked Southern Dragons. The good news for the home team is it won’t be as bad as round 3, but the Lions will still make it two wins in a row.
The match of the round may well be Carrum Patterson Lakes versus Ashwood. The Magpies have made a positive start to the year with a couple of wins, but in the comfort of Roy Dore Reserve, the Lions will edge them out for a narrow win.
This tipster underestimated Moorabbin after watching its round 1 match, but it is fast building respect and is yet to lose a game. The Kangaroos should make it four on the hop by winning a tight one at home over Endeavour Hills.
Despite Hallam’s determined start to the season, the gap in class will be too wide as the Hawks visit MacDonald Reserve in what is likely to be an unpleasant adventure against the might of Black Rock. It is unlikely the Hawks will get close this week.
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