Elastoplast Division 2 Round Preview

By Jason Barbin



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Keysborough v Highett is my match of the round this week, with the Burra coming off their first loss of the season, while the Dogs are coming off their biggest win.


Keysborough v Highett (Keysborough Reserve)


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Game of the Week

As the ladder begins to take shape, third plays fourth in a game which will be important for both sides when it comes to the finals standings.

Keysborough will be disappointed not to have come away with four points against Caulfield last week and will be out seeking redemption, especially in front of goal.

The Dogs will be full of confidence following a powerful win against Mount Waverley but will need to out do themselves to defeat the host side.

Keysborough by 17 points.


Skye v Murrumbeena (Carrum Down Recreation Reserve)


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In years gone by this would’ve been a match of the round contender, but with these two sides at opposite ends of the ladder, this game should be one-sided.

The home side has only claimed the one win so far for the season but win number two won’t come at the hands of Murrumbeena.

The Beena staked their claim for premiership favouritism with a crushing defeat of ladder leaders Doveton and should account for Skye.

Murrumbeena by 40 points.


Mount Waverley v Doveton Eagles (Mayfield Reserve)


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Both these sides are coming off disappointing performances in the first round back after the interleague break, with the Eagles suffering their first for the season.

Murrumbeena got the better of Doveton in comprehensive fashion and the visiting side will look to put that performance behind them and bounce back to victory.

The Lions were embarrassed by Highett last week and while it will be tough to score a win at home, I don’t expect as bad a performance as what we saw last week.

Doveton by 27 points.


Clayton v Caulfield (Meade Reserve)


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The Bears bandwagon is back in full force after a surprising, but well-deserved victory against a previously undefeated Keysborough last week.

And with Clayton struggling so far this season, there is no reason why Caulfield can’t continue to climb up the ladder, especially with Highett taking on the Burra.

Clayton showed its competitiveness in patches against Hampton and will be looking to replicate that form on Saturday.

Caulfield by 36 points.


East Brighton v Hampton (Hurlingham Park)


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East Brighton has been in good form, with three wins this season and its only losses coming against four of the top five sides in the competition.

So while the Vampires will go into this match as favourites, Hampton go into the game knowing they can match it with their opponents.

The Hammers’ five losses have also come to the top five teams and this is a game they’ll have pencilled in as winnable.

But only time will tell.

East Brighton by 10 points.

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