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Great Flinders Football League
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Great Flinders Round 10 Preview

Cold and wet, it finally feels like a winter sport!


Join us as we preview another week of Great Flinders football




 

Lock vs Eyre United


Lock


Ins – Blaze Kay, Majoor Ackland,

Outs – Jaidyn Beard, Justin Beard,

 

Eyre United


Ins – Jonno Forrest

Outs – Jonah Fatchen, Nicholas Bates, Ethan Pugsley

 

The Saints make the big trip up to wide expanses of the Lock oval to take on the Roos who have been in great shape so far this season.


Ackland and Kay will add more potency to an already strong forward line for Lock, spearheaded by Travis Beard who had 7 goals at half time last weekend.


Despite not yet reaching the winners list in 2024, the Saints have been extremely competitive in most games, led by their two big men in Max Baldissera and Luke Forrest.


Fatchen, Pugsley and Bates will be big outs for the travelling side but welcome back another key in Jonno Forrest to join his brothers back into the side.


The Roos midfield will be led by Guy Morton who plays his 200th A Grade game for the club this weekend ably supported by Ty George, Casey Beard and Brayden Crosby.


The Saints midfield continues to impress for such a young team, led by Will Turner who continues to play beyond his years.


Anthony Webb has played some great football when given the chance up forward for the Saints but will come up against a tough Lock defence led by Billy Brown and Gonzo Kelly who have both been in fantastic form.


Kory Beard has seemingly been swapping his position weekly from forward to defence, showing the versatility of the playing coach.


Expect the Saints to battle hard but the Roos should be far too strong in front of their home crowd.


 

United Yeelanna vs Tumby Bay


United Yeelanna


Ins – Michael Crettenden, Jason Ridley

Outs – Cody Duncan, Corey Hatzimanolis, Phillip Lawrie

 

Tumby Bay


Ins – Not Provided

Outs – Not Provided

 

The Grand Final rematch between the two best sides of 2023 returns once again to Tumby Bay this weekend. The Blues will be hoping they can start the same way they started that Grand Final, leading the Eagles at half time before the Eagles stamped their authority in an incredible third term.


Tumby Bay looked back to their best against Ramblers 2 weeks ago, dominating from start to finish with a fast young side.


United Yeelanna continue to discard all challengers in 2024. Congratulations to Phillip Lawrie who played his first game last weekend and finished with two goals.


The United Yeelanna midfield continues to dominate this season with Adam Murnane, X Watson and Michael Crettenden rarely losing a clearance, giving their dangerous forwards quick entries.


Jackson Murphy played forward at times several weeks ago and looked extremely dangerous with his raking left foot and natural goal sense a treat for Blues fans. Tyree Burgoyne looked right at home at A Grade level in his first game, setting up several goals and also kicking 2 himself.


The Eagles will likely look to use their bigger bodies to dominate stoppages whereas Tumby Bay will be looking to get the ball on the outside and use the leg speed from the likes of Sumner and Franks.


Lachy Gale has been in career best form in defence for the Blues this season, being named best in 6 games from 7 appearances, he looks destined to take on one of the dangerous Eagles half forwards in C.Carr or Breed.


Expect another close first half but the Eagles look unstoppable at this stage in the season.

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