Will CPL Dent Endeavour Hills' Finals Hopes?

88.3 Southern FM Match of the Round Broadcast

Saturday 18th July

Division 1

East Brighton V East Malvern

Hurlingham Park, Nepean Highway, East Brighton – 2.15pm

Broadcast time 2pm–5pm


Sunday Football Netball Show

Wiz, Coutta and the Bug will be talking all things Southern Football Netball League on The Sunday Football Netball Show this week. This week’s guest is Lyndale Football Cub President, Ed McLean. The Sunday Football Netball Show is proudly supported by Ivan’s Pies, and by simply tuning in for the latest news and views, you could win some delicious prizes courtesy of Ivan’s Pies.


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Podcasts of last week’s broadcast match and Sunday Footy Show are available above, via ‘Media’, then ‘Radio’, then ‘Podcasts’.


The Gambling's Not A Game Round 13/14 SFNL Record can be downloaded by clicking HERE. Earlier issues are available via ‘Media’, then ‘SFL Record 2015’.


This week’s winners of the BLK Player of the Round and Leader Shooting Star Nomination have been announced – to see who’s won / been nominated, click on the ‘News’ option above (select ‘BLK Player of the Round’ or ‘Leader Shooting Star’).


Division 1 - Gambling's Not A Game Round 13 Preview

With Good Will Hunter


This week’s Gambling’s Not A Game Round 13 will be huge as last week’s results has ensured the race for finals berths and double chances remains wide open.

Mordialloc V Bentleigh (Ben Kavanagh Reserve)

Last week’s stirring victory not only proved that Mordialloc’s previous win over the Dingoes was no fluke, but also cemented their standing as the real deal this year. The Demons also come into this game with a renewed sense of belief after everything clicked into place against the Saints. I’ve found Bentleigh games harder to pick than a broken nose this year so any result is possible on Saturday. But given Mordi have turned Ben Kavanagh Reserve into the biggest fortress in the competition, I think they will be comfortable winners here.

East Brighton V East Malvern (Hurlingham Park)

There is a lot riding on this battle of the Easts as both sides are in contention for the double chance. The second-placed vampires remain in the box seat, but a hiccup last week exposed their vulnerability. The Panthers, however, seemed to reclaim some of their early-season form in their big win over finals-aspirant Clayton. Will be a close one, but it’s hard to go past East Brighton at home.

Cheltenham V Dingley (Jack Barker Oval)

There are ominous signs here for Cheltenham. They were the last side to face the Dingoes coming off a loss back in round four and were absolutely pulverised. Compounding that is the fact that the Rosellas were shockingly undermanned against the previously winless Heighters a fortnight ago and were beaten by 50 points. The bye will likely help them, but I can’t see them beating a Dingley side who are out to tighten their grip on the minor premiership.

Clayton V Chelsea Heights (Meade Reserve)

All of sudden things are looking rosier at Beazley Reserve – a drought-breaking win and a week off to rest and recharge. The Heighters played with a passion and intensity that hadn’t been seen from them all year, and let’s hope they can maintain this standard for the remainder of the year. But with the Clays knocking on the door of a finals berth, this is one game they simply cannot afford to lose. Clayton just.

St Kilda City V St Pauls (Peanut Farm)

It’s hard to believe that two months ago these two teams were both languishing near the bottom of the ladder with a 1-4 record – the Saints ahead on percentage. Since then the Dogs have stormed their way back into the top five after winning won four of their last five matches – an unlucky one-point loss to the Clays their only blemish in that stretch. In this sort of form, you would expect St Pauls to get the points convincingly here.


Division 2 - Gambling's Not A Game Round 13 Preview

With Jason Barbin


Round 13 is Gambling’s Not A Game Round, and several teams will be looking to make some moves up the ladder.

Keysborough V Caulfield (Keysborough Reserve)

The Keysborough train keeps going along and this week they come up against a Caulfield side that will want to get back on the winners list after losing to Murrumbeena at home. The Borough are in superb form after their massive win against Hampton and will be hard to beat at home. Caulfield are not without a chance, but its best players will all need to fire for it to get a win.

Keysborough by 27 points

Murrumbeena V Skye (Murrumbeena Park)

Murrumbeena are in the in-form team of Division Two at the moment with big wins over Keysborough and Caulfield in its last two matches. Skye was tested by Doveton last week and will be looking for a much better performance from its players this week. The Beena’s defensive prowess has been their strength this season and on their home deck they will be very tough to beat.

Murrumbeena by three points

Doveton Eagles V Springvale Districts (Power Reserve)

Doveton displayed a lot of improvement in its game against Skye while Springvale was impressive in its win over Heatherton. Both sides boast some talented players and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top. While it’s unlikely that either side will play finals footy, this should be one of the better contested games of the round.

Doveton Eagles by 12 points

Oakleigh Districts V Hampton (Princess Highway Reserve)

Oakleigh was as its best last week in a win against Highett while the Hammers were flat out embarrassed by Keysborough. It doesn’t get any easier for Hampton facing the top side and will need a huge performance from its players if it will get close in this one. The Hammers played off in a preliminary final last year and have the talent to make some noise in division two but Oakleigh are like a well-oiled machine and should win this one at home.

Oakleigh Districts by 32 points

Heatherton V Highett (Ross Street Reserve)

Both sides would have been disappointed by their efforts last week and both will be looking to bounce back this week. Heatherton have shown glimpses of good form over the last month while Highett have seemingly gone backwards. The Dogs are a talented side and are still a chance to sneak into the top five. A win against the Tonners will help them in their chase.

Highett by 21 points


Division 3 - Gambling's Not A Game Round 14 Preview

With Andrew Paloczi


Round 14 is Gambling’s Not A Game Round.

Only percentage separates the top four teams and one of these, Black Rock, is guaranteed the four points in round 14 as it has the bye. The remaining three, Ashwood, Mount Waverley and Moorabbin have strong chances to keep pace.

Sandown V Ashwood (Edinburgh Reserve)

There is nothing to suggest ninth-placed Sandown will be able to knock Ashwood off the second top rung of the ladder. Last time the sides met in round 3 it was a 61-point triumph for the Magpies, and the form of both sides suggests little reason to predict a better outcome for the Cobras this time.

Hallam V Moorabbin (Hallam Reserve)

Hallam will take heart that it was able to push Moorabbin earlier this season. The Hawks were only beaten by three goals on the Kangaroos’ turf and must believe in their chances in this week’s home game. However, they have been on the receiving end of a couple of heavy defeats in a row. The Kangaroos have too much riding on this game and, even if challenged early, will shake the Hawks off to win comfortably.

Mount Waverley V Lyndale (Mayfield Park)

Lyndale was competitive until the final term when it last played Mount Waverley, but was beaten by seven goals. There has been nothing in subsequent rounds to suggest that the Pumas will turn the tables at Mayfield Park, and the Mountain Lions will again prove to be the dominant cats in this stoush.

Carrum Patterson Lakes V Endeavour Hills (Roy Dore Reserve)

Endeavour Hills will be desperate to cause an upset and pinch fifth place from Carrum Patterson Lakes in what should be an intriguing battle. When the sides last played, it took the Lions until the final quarter to break away from the Falcons. This one is likely to be a real arm wrestle, but CPL deserves to start as favourite on its own ground. This should be the game of the round.

South Yarra V Dandenong (Fritsch Holzer Park)

South Yarra will start as strong favourite against Dandenong. The Lions won last time they took on the Redlegs, and the suspicion is that Dandenong will show spirit this time but lack the firepower to achieve a different result.

Black Rock has this week’s bye.

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