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Great Flinders Football League
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Great Flinders Round 3 Preview

Cummins Kapinnie vs Cummins Ramblers

Cougars Ins – Daniel Puckridge, Bradley Phelps (Debut), Sam Charlton, +1 more Outs – Jack Turnbull (Uni), Charlie Sheppard (Uni), Sam Ness (Hamstring), Jake Mahoney (Ankle)

Ramblers Ins – Seth Dobbins, Billy Pilgrim, Jacob Parsons Outs – Cody Modra, Jack Crettenden, Tyler Langley

The Cummins Derby always has plenty of feeling around it and this game should be no exception. Although Cougars have suffered a couple of heavy defeats early, they have been more than competitive for 3 quarters in both games.

The Magpies were down by 40pts at quarter time against the reigning premier last week and matched it with them for the rest of the game, a solid effort against the high-flying Eagles.

Seth Dobbins will front up against his old side this weekend and should provide plenty of drive from the backlines, whereas Dyl Wandner will do the same for Cougars in their defensive end.

Jay Green was best on ground until half time last week against the Roos and the battle between him and Will Haarsma will be worth the price of entry alone this weekend.

This game will highlight some of the future stars of the league, Darcy Claughton continued his good form in Round 2, along with Ethan Langley for the Magpies whilst the Turnbulls and Brodie Laube have been in excellent form for Cougars.

Expect this game to be tight early, but the Magpies to run over the top in the last half.

Lock vs Elliston Districts

Ins – Ryan Siebert (Golf), Ziek Kay (Return to Club), Billy Brown (Injury), Sam Pearce (Golf) Outs – Casey Beard (Away), Tim Boehm, Fletcher Kammermann, Josh Crosby

Elliston Districts

Ins – Shannon Horgan, Ross Bascomb, Oska Richards

Outs – Guy Hutchinson (Moved), Steve Paul, Henry Guerin

This game here will give the GFFL public a look at where both sides are truly at. The Roosters were overrun in the last quarter by the young Magpies side at home whereas the Roo’s were disappointing for the first 2 quarters before blowing the game wide open in the last half.

The midfield battle of Matt Williams, Kody Rosalia and Cooper Van Doorn up against Ty George, Blaze Kay and Guy Morton will have a major influence in the result.

Rhys Kelsh had an excellent first game for the Roosters and will prove a tough task both in the ruck and around the ground.

Lock will welcome back Ryan Siebert and Billy Brown into their forward line, whilst Travis Beard will miss again this week with an injury.

The Roo’s backline of Luke Durdin, Kory Beard, Ziek Kay and Gonzo Kelly is a forward’s nightmare, but the Roosters young guns led by Tom and Charlie Gibson have more than enough fire power in the sheds to kick a winning score.

Interesting stat – The Roos are yet to beat the Roosters since joining the GFFL, will Saturday be the day?

Tumby Bay vs United Yeelanna

Tumby Bay Ins – Tyson Whitelaw, Mitch Anesbury, Oz Richardson Outs – Latrelle Sumner (Norwood), +2 others

United Yeelanna Ins – Ricky Skinner, Reece Francis Outs – Michael Crettenden, Matt Crettenden

What a game this is shaping up to be. Both sides are absolutely flying, starting the season with large wins. The Crettenden brothers will prove to be a significant out for the Eagles, especially up forward with Matt booting 23 goals from his first 2 outings.

Everywhere you look in this game there are matchups worthy of a Grand Final. Both sides are stocked full of junior talent, combined with Mail Medal winners. Dane Habner and Beau Sampson have started the season on fire for the Eagles, whereas Oz Richardson and McDonald twins have been just as impressive for the Blues.

The midfield battle shapes up like a Mortlock Shield side with Xavier Watson, Shaun Maxfield and Brayden Martin up against Grant Mcleod, Mitch Lawrie, and Lachie Gale.

The ruck dual of Conlan vs McDonalds/James will prove pivotal into which side finishes the game on top.

If there was ever going to be a game that the Eagles would lose, this could be it without the Crettenden brothers.

On a sad note, the Tumby Bay Football Club will be wearing black armbands in respect and memory for Toby Franks who sadly passed during the week. Toby had been a long-time member, sponsor and friend of the football and netball club for many years and will be sorely missed.

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