By Jarryd McGuane
Highett vs Oakleigh District (Turner Road Reserve)
The opening game of Round 3 and the game of the round has Oakleigh District travelling to Turner Road Reserve to face Highett on Friday night.
It will be the third straight Friday night game for Oakleigh District, that now sit at 1-1 after getting their first win in round 2. They continued their strong defensive game style that they showed in the second half of their first game. If they can maintain their defensive output they will tough to beat.
Highett have also moved to 1-1 after defeating East Brighton. It was an unexpected result after their first round performance, but the Bulldogs were highly impressive.
Highett by 13 points.
Lyndhurst vs Murrumbeena (Marriot Waters Reserve)
Top of the ladder Murrumbeena hope to continue their inform run, as they face Lyndhurst at Marriot Waters Reserve.
Lyndhurst lost their undefeated record in their last game as they struggled putting points on the scoreboard. They will need to increase their forward output to keep up with the dominant attacking power of Beena.
It has been a powerful start of the year for Murrumbeena, who have controlled both of their games. If they put up another similar performance, they will rocket into premiership favouritism.
Murrumbeena by 56 points.
Bentleigh vs East Brighton (Bentleigh Reserve)
At Bentleigh Reserve, Bentleigh and East Brighton meet as both sides hope to jump back from disappointing performances.
Bentleigh struggled against the class of the competition and will need to start to put pressure on the scoreboard. The girls have deserved better results based on their efforts and could see an upturn in their performances in the coming rounds.
East Brighton couldn’t back up their round one form as they fell short to Highett. If they can get their running game going and they are very hard to stop.
East Brighton by 25 points.
Endeavour Hills vs Edithvale-Aspendale (Barry Simon Reserve)
Endeavour Hills remains at Barry Simon Reserve for the second straight week as Edithvale-Aspendale has a long trip in store Sunday morning.
The Falcons were bought back down to earth by a strong Mordialloc side but they were far from embarrassed. They just need to take their chances in front of goal as their midfield and defence have done strong work so far this season.
Edithvale-Aspendale have been an interesting side to follow in the first two weeks. They have been a victim of Murrumbeena and have claimed their own in Hallam. Similar performance in this fixture will make this game go down to the wire.
Endeavour Hills by one point.
Mordialloc vs Hallam (Ben Kavanagh Reserve)
In the final game of the round, it is a matchup that sees 2-0 Mordialloc hosts the 0-2 Hallam at Ben Kavanagh Reserve.
The Bloods have been extremely impressive in their defeats of fancied sides Highett and Endeavour Hills. They have a very talented midfield and two very skilled key forwards and despite an injury to their inspirational leader Nat Cardamone, expect another great all round performance from Mordialloc.
Hallam on the other hand have been a good first quarter side, but have fallen away after quarter time in all their games. The Hawks will need a four quarter performance to come away with the points.
Mordialloc by 45 points.