By Jarryd McGuane
Oakleigh District Vs Lyndhurst (Princes Highway Reserve)
These two sides meet on Friday night after varying results in Round 1.
Oakleigh District will once again be showcased under lights after featuring in the SFNL Women’s season opener that was broadcast on 88.3 Southern FM. Despite falling to come out with the win, Oakleigh District gained admirers with their hard and contested approach.
Lyndhurst came out of round one with an impressive win in which they were forced to come from behind. They will be hoping to put a full four quarter performance and to leave round two sitting at 2-0.
Oakleigh District by five points.
Murrumbeena Vs Bentleigh (Murrumbeena Park)
Murrumbeena and Bentleigh come head to head from differing ends of the ladder following their Round 1 results.
Murrumbeena were very impressive as they had 23 scoring shots in round one. If Beena come out with a more accurate goal kicking performance, they are showing possible signs of early season favouritism.
Bentleigh on the other hand are hoping that last week was an outlier as they fell by 47 points. They started the match well and will be looking to extend that strong first quarter performance into a complete game of strong football
Murrumbeena by 30 points.
Highett vs East Brighton (Turner Road Reserve)
The late Saturday afternoon game is a match-up of preseason favourites that had strangely contrasting results in the first round.
Highett surprisingly fell quite comprehensively in Round 1 at home and will need to turn it around quickly to get on the winners list.
East Brighton lived up to their expectations in the season opener, doing most of the damage in the first half with their elite runner having their way. It they can remain healthy they have the pieces needed to push for a premiership.
East Brighton by 12 points.
Endeavour Hills Vs Mordialloc (Barry Simon Reserve)
This Sunday morning is the match of the round featuring the only match-up of undefeated sides.
Endeavour Hills shook off early cobwebs as they ran out with a 47-point victory headlined by a very good performance in front of goal. They will need to be at their best to take down the Bloods.
Mordialloc took down early season favourites Highett on the road and will have another tough assignment on the road for a second round in a row. They will not be able to start slowly like Round 1.
Mordialloc by nine points.
Hallam Vs Edithvale-Aspendale (Hallam Reserve)
Both Hallam and Edithvale-Aspendale were on the receiving end and will be looking to move onto the winners list.
Hallam was better than their opponents early on before being run over in the second half. They need to maintain their defensive strength and add some attacking power and they should come on top in this game.
Edi-Asp put up a very competitive performance despite their result and can expect to get their first win in the coming weeks. Like many sides, they need to carry their week one first quarter performance throughout a full game.
Hallam by 11 points.