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Great Flinders Round 16 Preview

Finals are well and truly on the horizon with only 2 minor round games remaining in the Great Flinders fixture.

The A Grade and Colts ladders look to be locked away, however, finals spots are still up for grabs in the B Grade and Mini Colts

Cummins Kapinnie vs Tumby Bay


Ins - Sam Ness, Charlie Sheppard + 1 more Outs – Jarrod Howell, Louis Green, Seth Wait

Tumby Bay

Ins – Thomas Allen, Lachie Gale, Oz Richardson Outs – Mitch Lawrie, Connor Newton, Wade Gerrie, Isaac Lebrun

The Blues had a hard-fought victory against one of their traditional rivals in Ramblers last weekend, with Joe Walker and Ky Miller continuing their impressive seasons.

The young Cougars side would have appreciated the bye last weekend as they rest up for their finals two matches of the season.

Tumby Bay are building very nicely for a serious finals campaign with plenty of experience mixed with youth and leg-speed across every line.

Oz Richardson will be a welcome addition to the Blues in his first game for the season. Ky Miller has provided plenty of drive from the midfield and backlines for the Blues and could be a sneaky Mail Medal chance later in the year.

Adam Green has had a fantastic year for Cougars, alongside Brodie Laube and playing coach Thomas Phelps. Unfortunately for their side, depth has often been the issue, with players having to play several games across the day.

With the Kapinnie premiership reunion this weekend and Cougars wearing the old Kapinnie colours, expect a gallant effort, however, the Blues are playing great football at the right time and should take this one out.

Cummins Ramblers vs Elliston Districts


Ins – Henry Treloar, Tyler Langley Outs – Mitch Dennis, Wade Starke

Elliston Districts

Ins – Koda Rosalia, Charlie Gibson, Luke Hutchinson, Henry Guerin, Ross Bascomb Outs – Kade Gill, Sam Keane, Nathan Davis, Jordan Little, Angus Tomney

Both sides are coming off disappointing losses last weekend to the top 2 sides in the competition.

Ramblers were competitive against Tumby Bay, especially in the first half whilst the Roosters were completely outclassed by the reigning premiers United Yeelanna.

The match-up between these two sides looks to be the match of the round especially with the Roosters finally having some players return to the side.

The midfield battle of Rosalia and Williams up against Haarsma and Buchanan will play a significant role in which side brings home the win.

Ramblers will be looking at this game as a steppingstone to gaining some momentum before finals.

Expect a tight first half, however, with 5-6 players from the Roosters likely to play two games, expect Ramblers to run away with it in the second half.

Side note: The B Grade will also be worth watching with Ramblers looking to consolidate second spot and Elliston Districts looking to secure 4th spot.

Eyre United vs United Yeelanna

United Yeelanna

Ins – Dane Habner, Will Symonds, Stephen Conlan, Michael Crettenden

Outs – Clayton Colbert, Jack Crettenden, Reece Francis

Eyre United

Ins – Max Baldissera, Nick Bates, Isaac Telfer, Matt Keen Outs - Brett Doley, Cruz Mullen, Sam Boehm, Zak Morgan

Two sides at opposite ends of the ladder will face each other for one final time this weekend at Ungarra.

After a promising start to the season, the Saints have fallen away, largely due to player unavailability and injuries. Unfortunately for Eyre United this weekend, things will not get any easier this weekend.

The Eagles are once again looking like premiership favourites, undefeated so far in the season, despite being tested by Tumby Bay along the way.

The Saints have looked good in patches throughout the year but as with any young side, have struggled to maintain that across the entirety of a game.

The development of some of their younger stars in Turner, Stratford, Pugsley and Masson has been exciting to watch, playing key roles for their side in their first senior year of football.

The depth of the United Yeelanna side has been the key for them over so many years and having the ins of Habner, Symonds, Conlan, and Crettenden returning this weekend will only make both senior sides stronger.

The Eagles should win this game comfortably as they charge towards finals.

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