88.3 Southern FM Match of the Round Broadcast
Saturday 25th July
Carrum Patterson Lakes V South Yarra
Roy Dore Reserve, Dyson Road, Carrum
Broadcast time 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Division 1 - Round 14 Preview
With Good Will Hunter
Just five matches remain in the home and away season, time is running out for side outside the top five to make their charge.
Bentleigh V Cheltenham (Bentleigh Reserve)
Last week’s loss all but ensured Bentleigh will be joining Cheltenham as September spectators. Both these teams are evenly-matched and fought out a thriller at Jack Barker Oval earlier in the year with the Rosellas victorious on that occasion. At Bentleigh Reserve, however, I’m expecting the Demons to reverse that result in a similarly close game.
East Malvern V St Kilda City (Dunlop Reserve)
Last week was a true eight-point game for the Panthers and their loss is a body blow to their chances of finishing top three. They now sit two games behind Mordialloc, so they can’t afford complacency in any of the remaining matches if they want to be guaranteed a spot in the second week of finals. They face the rebuilding St Kilda City at an opportune time and should hand the Saints their second consecutive heavy defeat.
St Pauls V Mordialloc (McKinnon Reserve)
This a huge game as there is a lot at stake for both sides. The Dogs cling to fifth place on percentage only and every loss from here on in could potentially cost them a finals berth. The Bloods, however, sit comfortably in third, but have the Panthers’ eying their spot in the top three. Both teams are in exceptional form, making this one the game of the round. St Pauls are a front-running side, so if they can get off to a good start they will likely remain in front all day. Mordi though have proven to be hard to handle around the contests with their pressure on the ball carrier, so the Dogs onballers could be in for tough afternoon. Mordialloc will deservedly start this match as favourites, but I have a feeling St Pauls can cause an upset at home.
Clayton V East Brighton (Meade Reserve)
The Clays’ season is hanging in the balance and what happens here on Saturday could perhaps seal their fate. A win against the second-placed Vampires would be their biggest scalp to date and enhance their September credentials, however, if they fail to fire a shot then it could ensure their standing as one of the also-rans. East Brighton are an impressive outfit, and with star performers on every line they should prevail in a low-scoring contest.
Dingley V Chelsea Heights (Souter Oval)
Not much to look forward to here as first plays last on the ladder. Dingley haven’t really set the world on fire in the past fortnight, but still remain the team to beat in 2015. Chelsea Heights got the monkey off their back with their win over the Rosellas in Round 12, but are still the odds-on favourite to be relegated. The Dingoes will win this effortlessly.
Division 2 - Round 14 Preview
With Jason Barbin
Two blockbuster games highlight what will be an exciting round of football heading into the Women of the South Cocktail Event next Wednesday.
Skye V Keysborough (Carrum Downs Reserve)
Both sides have a lot to prove heading into this game after Skye’s upset loss at the hands of Murrumbeena and Keysborough losing key forward Tyson King to injury. With Murrumbeena stamping itself as legitimate top three contenders, the losing team will have their work cut out for them for the remainder of the season. Will be a close game but Keysborough should have enough despite the loss of King.
Keysborough by 12 points
Caulfield V Hampton (Koornang Park Reserve)
The battle for the final spot in the top five takes place at Caulfield on Saturday and with Highett setting its sights on the finals, this game is very important for both clubs. Caulfield has shown patches of good form in its last two losses and will go into this match as favourites. Hampton will need to show a bit more vigour after two big losses in a row. Bears should be too good in this one.
Caulfield by 25 points
Oakleigh Districts V Heatherton (Princess Highway Reserve)
The Oakleigh train looks to keep on rolling this week against Heatherton and although the Tonners may provide some resistance along the way, they will have their work cut out for them in this David vs Goliath matchup. With Dave Velardo, Marty Gurry and co leading the way, the Oaks just have too much firepower all over the ground and are always tough to beat at home. Depending on other results, this could be a good chance for Oakleigh to build a gap on Keysborough.
Oakleigh Districts by 40 points
Springvale Districts V Murrumbeena (Springvale Reserve)
Murrumbeena are one of the in-form teams of the competition and will be full to the brim with confidence when it travels to Springvale to take on the Districts. Springvale showed some heart in its final quarter against Doveton but will need four quarters of it if it will trouble the Murrumbeena steamroller. Murrumbeena’s defensive game may be tested slightly on the bigger ground at Springy but it will be too good in the end.
Murrumbeena by 35 points
Highett V Doveton Eagles (Turner Road Reserve)
With a the battle for fifth spot between Caulfield and Hampton taking place, Highett is in prime position to move up the ladder and keep the pressure on. But they run into a Doveton road block and the Eagles will be keen to make it two wins in a row. Doveton has been in good form recently and was rewarded with a win against Springvale. But with a chance of playing in finals on the line for the Dogs, they should be able to get the job done.
Highett by 17 points
Division 3 - Round 15 Preview
With Andrew Paloczi
With only four rounds left before finals there are sure to be some hotly contested games in Round 15.
Black Rock V Mount Waverley (McDonald Reserve)
This match should determine which one of Black Rock and Mount Waverley finishes higher on the ladder. The teams are equal on points, with the Jets enjoying a handy percentage advantage over the Mountain Lions. Mount Waverley will be determined to exact revenge after a narrow home loss to the Jets earlier in the season. The Jets should be revitalised after a bye and will do enough to retain top spot on the ladder in this exciting clash.
Carrum Patterson Lakes V South Yarra (Roy Dore Reserve)
Carrum Patterson Lakes has a couple of tough games coming up against other finals contenders, Ashwood and Moorabbin, and will not allow a repeat of the round five loss it suffered at the hands of South Yarra. It has been a much-improved season for South Yarra, but it will need to sharpen up its goal kicking after a fortunate Round 14 win. Regardless, CPL will be too strong this time.
Ashwood V Endeavour Hills (Essex Heights Reserve)
Ashwood and Endeavour Hills will be smarting after narrow Round 14 losses. The Falcons still have a chance to make the finals and a win here would see them catch the Magpies on points, although Ashwood enjoys a substantial percentage gap. The Magpies start as favourites and should sew up a spot in the finals, although the Falcons will draw encouragement from the previous battle between these teams. Ashwood won by just six points despite woeful kicking for goal by Endeavour Hills.
Moorabbin V Sandown (Widdop Crescent Reserve)
The confidence gained from an impressive win in the previous round will give Sandown hope as it ventures to Moorabbin’s home turf. The Kangaroos will be going all out to ensure they don’t slip out of the top two and must win this game. They won’t waste the chance and will prevent the Cobras causing another upset here.
Lyndale V Hallam (Barry Powell Reserve)
Neither Lyndale nor Hallam will play finals this season, so this game is all about pride and encouragement for the future. It may be a good contest, but the Pumas should be a bit too strong on their own ground.
has this week’s bye.