88.3 Southern FM Match of the Round Broadcast
Saturday 11th July
Dingley V Mordialloc
Souter Oval, Marcus Road, Dingley Village - 2:15pm
Broadcast time 2:00pm-5:00pm
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Division 1 - Round 12 Preview
With Good Will Hunter
The Heighters and the Rosellas can put their feet up this week as the remaining eight sides, fresh from their week off, play out the rest of the split Round 12 on Saturday. And given the matches lined up, this could well be the best round of footy for the year.
Dingley V Mordialloc (Souter Oval)
With every passing week, the Dingoes look more and more assured of a spot in the big dance. Clearly the best side in the competition at the moment, they are simply going from strength to strength on the back of eight straight victories. The Bloods are so far the only team to knock the Dingoes off in 2015, but it’s worth remembering they did so on their own dung hill, a place no visiting side has won at this year. It will be a completely different ball game this time at Souter Oval, and you would expect Dingley to avenge their shock defeat in Round 3 with a comfortable win at home.
St Pauls V East Brighton (McKinnon Reserve)
These two rivals have fought some epic finals battles in recent years and will again resume hostilities. The Doggies resurrected their season on the back of three straight wins, and were unlucky to break that streak a fortnight ago with a heart-breaking one-point loss to Clayton. Despite this, they cannot be written off as a finals challenger. East Brighton though bounced back from their Round 10 loss to the Dingoes – just their second defeat of the year – with an emphatic victory over Bentleigh, and they are again setting themselves for a long September campaign. A win over the Vampires would be St Pauls’ biggest scalp of the season, but I suspect East Brighton will prove too good.
East Malvern V Clayton (Dunlop Reserve)
Fourth plays fifth in a battle that could have a major bearing on the makeup of the finals. The Clays reclaimed their spot in the five with their upset win over St Pauls and a win here could see them go two games clear if the Dogs are beaten by the Vampires. East Malvern were back at their best in their ruthless drubbing of Chelsea Heights, which keeps them in contention for the double chance. A repeat performance will see them easily account for Clayton.
Bentleigh V St Kilda City (Bentleigh Reserve)
This will be a classic encounter between two up-and-coming young sides. They are evenly-matched too, with both teams sitting on three wins. The Saints last five matches have netted them two victories, while the three losses have come against the top three teams on the ladder, and they were highly competitive in two of them. Bentleigh’s honourable losses have been well documented, but the fact remains they have only tasted victory once since round four. On form it’s hard to overlook St Kilda City.
Division 2 - Round 12 Preview
With Jason Barbin
With the season slowly beginning to wind down, the top three now has a new contender in Murrumbeena while it seems Caulfield and Hampton will be left to fight for the final spot in the top five.
Skye vs Doveton Eagles (Carrum Downs Reserve)
The Bombers are in a rich vein of form at the moment and despite being down a few key players have not missed a beat. Doveton keep showing patches of good form but it has struggled to put together a four quarter effort. If Doveton can do that than they are a chance to cause an upset, but in saying that Skye should be simply too good as it boasts one of the deepest teams in division two.
Skye by 34 points
Caulfield vs Murrumbeena (Koornang Park Reserve)
Murrumbeena recorded one its best victories for the last two years when it defeated Keysborough last week but it will all mean nothing if they can’t back it up against Caulfield. The Bears seem to be back to their best after a solid win against Doveton but struggled to score against the Beena last time around. This will be a contest but with Murrumbeena in top form, it’s hard to go past them.
Murrumbeena by 19 points
Hampton vs Keysborough (Peterson Street Reserve)
Both sides will be itching to bounce back after losses but with the possibility of falling a game outside the top five, Hampton desperately need to win this one. The competition will be fierce however, as Keysborough boast one of the best forwards in the competition in Tyson King. But if Hampton get its own power forward in Joel Hanlon back into the side than they may have what it takes to cause an upset.
Keysborough by 27 points
Springvale Districts vs Heatherton (Springvale Reserve)
Though these two sides may be languishing towards the bottom of the ladder, I can guarantee that neither of them wants to be relegated back down to division three. These kinds of games often turn out to be some of the more entertaining encounters and both sides have shown patches of good form this season. Will go down to the wire.
Heatherton by 10 points
Highett vs Oakleigh District (Turner Road Reserve)
Oakleigh dropped this game the first time around and with Highett back in the hunt for finals and full of confidence this could be a danger game for the districts. But Oakleigh have been in much better form since that first encounter and should be able to record a win in this one. Highett are a good side and will make them earn it but the Districts should be too good.
Oakleigh Districts by 22 points
Division 3 - Round 13 Preview
With Andrew Paloczi
The ladder is tight and round 12 losses for what were the top two teams, add to the intrigue as we kick off the round 13 action.
Endeavour Hills vs South Yarra (Barry Simon Reserve)
South Yarra has a solid percentage and will skip ahead of Endeavour Hills on the ladder if the Lions can win this tough away challenge. For the Falcons, there is an opportunity to maintain pressure on the teams in the five. This shapes as an exciting match and is likely to be in the balance in the closing stages. The Lions will get a narrow win.
Moorabbin vs Mount Waverley (Widdop Crescent Reserve)
Little separates Moorabbin and Mount Waverley on the ladder and both are strong premiership contenders, so this should be a beauty. It will be interesting to see which side starts the best, with the Kangaroos coming off a bye and the Mountain Lions having had a tough competitive match. Having Luke Galle back in the side will boost Mount Waverley’s firepower, and it could be an enthralling shootout between him and Moorabbin’s Matthew Johannson who has kicked 29 goals for the season and is a standout player for the Kangaroos. This tipster says Moorabbin will win by a point.
Sandown vs Carrum Patterson Lakes (Edinburgh Reserve)
Carrum Patterson Lakes will not be daunted by this away contest against Sandown and has too much to play for to let this one slip. The Cobras have failed to beat any of the top teams this season and are unlikely to reverse that trend in this contest. The Lions will take charge early and claim a comfortable win.
Ashwood vs Hallam (Essex Heights Reserve)
Despite a strong showing in round 12, Ashwood came away without the points and will be determined to keep in touch with the top of the ladder in a home match against Hallam. The Hawks are coming off a confidence-sapping loss and are inline for more of the same here. The Magpies have a golden opportunity to add some valuable percentage and won’t miss out in this battle of the birds.
Black Rock vs Dandenong (MacDonald Reserve)
Black Rock has struggled to adjust to life without prolific forward Tom Dewar, and has started to look more mortal in recent weeks. However, despite a better showing from Dandenong in its most recent game, the Redlegs won’t pose a major threat to the Jets. Expect Black Rock to win by at least eight goals.
has this week’s bye.