By Jarryd McGuane
Oakleigh District vs Highett (Princes Highway Reserve)
The only game of Round 12 that has finals connotations and warranting game of the round, Highett travels to Princes Highway Reserve to face Oakleigh District Friday night.
Oakleigh District and Highett both come into the game following heartbreaking one-point losses against Lyndhurst respectively.
The two sides met earlier in the season with Oakleigh District coming out win a narrow win, but the result was effected by injuries suffered by two Highett stars.
Again, expect this game to be played down to the wire with the Bulldogs coming away with the win this time.
Highett by nine points.
Edithvale Aspendale vs Endeavour Hills (Glen St Reserve)
In the second of three Friday night games, Edithvale Aspendale return to Glen St Reserve to host Endeavour Hills.
Both sides suffered large defeats in Round 11, Edi-Asp were held scoreless against Mordialloc and the Falcons lost heavily to Murrumbeena.
Both sides have struggled for form lately, but Endeavour Hills have played slightly better through the season and expect them to get the win here.
Endeavour Hills by 30 points.
East Brighton vs Hallam (Hurlingham Park)
Hurlingham Park hosts the final Friday night game of the round, East Brighton hosts an improving Hallam.
East Brighton came out on top of a valiant Highett, as Hallam have showed continued evolution of their game style as they defeated Bentleigh.
Despite the improvement, Hallam will fall short of the finals bound Vampires.
East Brighton by 25 points.
Murrumbeena vs Lyndhurst (Murrumbeena Park)
Murrumbeena returns to Murrumbeena Park to host Lyndhurst in the only Saturday game.
Beena blew out Endeavour Hills for a 160-point thumping of Endeavour Hills and the Lightning upset Oakleigh District by the smallest of margins.
Although I don’t expect Murrumbeena to blow out Lyndhurst to the same levels, it won’t be close at Murrumbeena Park.
Murrumbeena by 80 points.
Mordialloc vs Bentleigh (Ben Kavanagh Reserve)
The round closes with Mordialloc hosting a Bentleigh side that has lost form in the last few weeks, at Ben Kavanagh Reserve on Sunday.
Mordialloc were at their best as they held Edi-Asp scoreless and Bentleigh were on the end of an impressive Hallam victory.
With the loss of form by Bentleigh, the Bloods will continue their winning ways.
Mordialloc by 80 points.