Elastoplast Division 2 Round Preview

By Jason Barbin


There are a number of interesting contests that highlight Round 13 of Division 2 and while it’s tough to pick a game of the round, with finals spots on the line it’s definitely a chance for round of the season.


Caulfield v Highett (Koornang Park)


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Game of the Week

While on the outside looking in, third against fifth seems like an obvious choice for game of the week, but these two sides have vastly different form coming into the game.

Caulfield has struggled in recent contests and are coming off an 86-point belting from Murrumbeena, meaning it will be keen to gain back some respect within the competition.

One of the league’s biggest improvers, Highett is in the top three and will be eager to remain there with a key victory on the road.

Highett by 10 points.


Skye v Mount Waverley (Carrum Down Recreation Reserve)


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I actually considered this to be my game of the week, but although I couldn’t go past 3v5, this will be an intriguing contest nonetheless.

Three games separate these two sides on the ladder, but the Bombers at home look very enticing and of the two sides (disregarding last week) are in better form.

Mount Waverley has gone through a bit of a lull in the last couple of months and with finals looking very unlikely, it will be looking for a strong finish to the season.

Skye by eight points.


Clayton v Murrumbeena (Meade Reserve)


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Second v last in what should be a one-sided contest, although Clayton showed some positive signs against Keysborough last week in a wind affected game.

Murrumbeena however, has been the in-form team in the comp and has now won 10 games in a row and should comfortably make it 11.

Murrumbeena by 50 points.


Hampton v Doveton Eagles (Peterson Street Reserve)


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Another enticing contest, although Doveton have been playing very good football and will be the raging favourite on the road.

Hampton has been playing excellent football and will give this game everything its got, but it remains to be seen whether this will be enough to cause an upset.

The Eagles added another goal kicker to their line-up with Oakleigh Districts premiership player Khaled Kandakji signing on and he will only make this already very good team better.

Doveton by 22 points.


East Brighton v Keysborough (Hurlingham Park)


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An upset is certainly not out of the question in this contest, with Keysborough winning games despite not being in season-best form, while East Brighton has been very competitive and coming off a strong win.

The Vampires have come close to causing some upsets this season and this could be the first for them in their quest for a finals bid.

Keysborough need to win to remain in tough with the top three and a win could see it jump back to third if other results go its way.

Keysborough by nine points.

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