2022 Good Friday Matches

Cheltenham vs Cranbourne Eagles /  Jack Barker Oval / Seniors from 2.00 pm

Newcomers to SFNL footy Cranbourne, have made a big impression on the league in the first two rounds and will this week face Cheltenham in a big Good Friday clash for seniors, reserves and thirds football.

The Rosella’s may be sitting at 0-2, but history suggests you should not count them out, and the quality of their list should still be competitive against Cranbourne.

Mordiallioc have so far looked very impressive and were able to get the win over Cheltenham in Round 2.  Jack Davis was the Rosella's leading possession-getter and worked very hard with 28 touches and eight inside-50’s. But Cheltenham will need more against Cranbourne who have been very impressive in their first season in the SFNL. Midfield stars such as Jake Carosella and Zac Roscoe have been winning the ball at will and delivering to their superstar key forward Marc Holt.  With strong wins in their opening two matches, the Eagles are certainly looking like one of the teams to beat.

The key for Cheltenham will be to not let Cranbourne get a run-on. Because with those powering attacking weapons, they can hurt you in a hurry. In front of a big home crowd at Jack Barker Oval, perhaps the Rosella's will get momentum on their side, but they will need to work hard. 

Nevertheless, Cranbourne will go in as favourites here and will be expecting the win.


Springvale Districts vs Dingley / Springvale Reserve / Seniors from 2.10 pm

It has been twelve years since local rivals Springvale Districts and Dingley have gone head-to-head and tomorrow we will see a stand alone Good Friday blockbuster at Newcomen Road.

With Dingley having a firm grip on Division 1 for a number of years, they will go into this one as favourites. But the Districts coming up the ranks will be desperate for their first Division 1 win and hungry in front of a home crowd.

In a loss to St Kilda City in Round 2, the Districts showed some positive signs including new star recruit Ty Vickery who booted five and had a whopping eight contested marks.

Young pacey captain Mason Russell has been their major ball-winner in their opening two rounds. If he can lead the midfield in moving the ball quickly and more efficiently forward to the likes of Vickery, the Districts will have a chance to put a winning score on the board.

Although, the big headache for them will be stopping the firepower of the Dingoes in attack. With stars around the ground, a big point of difference this season is their prolific forward line. Joining the clubs elite goalkicker in Dan Farmer recently, are two local footy superstars in Justin Van Unen and Jake Mullen. The trio combined for eleven of their sixteen goals last week and will pose a huge threat for Springy defenders this Good Friday.

Dingley will be looking to go 3-0 with a win away from home but expect this one to be closer than you may think. 

A huge day at Springvale Reserve starts with the third’s who kickoff at 10 am, followed by the reserves and seniors. Springvale Districts are undefeated in both reserves and third’s footy so far this year, and will take good confidence into their matchup with Dingley who historically have great depth throughout their list.

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