By Lincoln Edmunds
ROUND 2 PREVIEW
Sandown Cobras V Lyndale (Edinburgh Reserve)
Both of these teams will be looking to get onto the winners list this week following losses in the opening round last weekend. Sandown fell to a heavy defeat against Lyndhurst and will be looking to put in a more competitive performance on their home deck against the Pumas. Lyndale will also be determined to put a first up loss against Moorabbin behind them, with an emphasis on a strong four quarter performance the priority after a sloppy first half last week.
The Cobras will be no pushovers however and we should expect a tight tussle for the majority of the day. With four valuable premiership points at stake there is plenty on the line for both teams, as they look to get their first win of season 2018 on the board.
The Cobras will be up for the fight but expect Lyndale to bounce back onto the winners list this week.
Lyndale by 37 points.
Frankston Dolphins v Cerberus (Overport Park)
The two new clubs of Division Four clash for the first time in what promises to be a fascinating match up. The Dolphins made a strong statement in their first game in the competition last weekend, steamrolling Dandenong by 114 points. However, they can expect a tougher match up this week against Cerberus, who started their reintroduction to senior footy well last week, before falling away in the second half to go down to Carrum Patterson Lakes.
The Dolphins will be looking forward to hosting their first home game and will be hoping to christen its maiden appearance in the SFNL with a win. Cerberus will be keen to find some consistency, looking at their big bodied players to set the tone in the early stages.
This shapes as a good game of footy but the Dolphins looked impressive last week and should back that up with another win.
Frankston Dolphins by 15 points.
Carrum Patterson Lakes V Lyndhurst (Roy Dore Reserve)
The Lions will go into their home clash against the Lightning with plenty of confidence after a gutsy come from behind win against Cerberus last weekend. The win was a fantastic start to the season for Cain Padman’s side and they will look forward to continuing their winning ways with their first home match for the season.
Standing in their way, Lyndhurst will also be looking to build on their impressive start from last week. The Lightning comfortably took care Sandown, ending up 99-points winners. This shapes as an absolute cracker of a game, with both sides looking to press their claims as one of the stronger teams in the division. CPL will be hoping that their home supporters get right behind them in what is sure to be a close contest.
If Lyndhurst can carry on from last week they should be able to scrape home in a tight contest.
Lyndhurst by 6 points.
Moorabbin Kangaroos V Dandenong (Widdop Crescent Reserve)
The Kangaroos couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season last week, putting in a four-quarter performance to come away from Lyndale with a solid 20-point win. The Roos showed why they are regarded as one of the better sides this season and will be looking for consolidate their start with another good performance at home.
Dylan Bone was sensational with six goals last week and will be sure to provide a few headaches for the Redlegs defenders.
Dandenong are coming off a tough start to the season after being taught a footballing lesson by newcomers Frankston last week. Their task is no easier this week against the Roos but they will be desperate to put in a better performance and make a game of it.
Moorabbin should be too good here.
Moorabbin by 45 points.