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Great Flinders Round 3 Preview

Updated: May 22

Round 3 descends on the Great Flinders Football League with every side now playing at least one game.


Let’s hope some rain is right around the corner for all farmers on the Eyre Peninsula.


United Yeelanna, Tumby Bay and Ramblers all scored wins last week whilst Lock will be coming in fresh off the bye.




 

Cummins Ramblers vs Tumby Bay


Ramblers


Ins – Mitch Dennis, Cody Modra, Joel Modra

Outs – Ethan Langley, Kadyn Bryant, Jake Horton

 

Tumby Bay


Ins – Nigel James, Jude Whittaker, Brodie Richter, Grant McLeod, Olly Juett, Jake Rowe, Jagga Cross

Outs – Ned Prosser, Liam Carr, Joe Walker, Luke Hennell, Billy Campbell, Jesse Jackson

 

What a game of football this is shaping up to be.


Both sides are coming into this game full of momentum. A new look Ramblers put their foot down in the final half against Cougars last week, led by recruit Harlee Chandler who took home the Peter Lewis Anzac Day Medal.


Whilst on the other side of the equation, an undermanned Tumby Bay shrugged off a plucky Eyre United side, also led by their recruit Josh Pierson who took home the Dr. B.W Wibberley Anzac Medal for the Blues.


Usually games between these two sides are low scoring physical affairs, however with both teams playing with speed on the ball, look for it to be a high scoring quick game.


The midfield battle of McLeod, Sumner and Murphy up against Chandler, Buchanan and Bullard will likely decide the winner of the game.


With both side having plenty of youth balanced with experienced heads such as Nigel James and George Pedler, look for this one to be a close match up.


This game will be live streamed across social media (check Great Flinders Facebook page for details).

 

Lock vs Cummins Kapinnie


Lock


Ins – Josh Crosby, Jaiden Beard, Dusty Wheare, Boyd West

Outs – Aaron Beard, Sam Pearce, Hudson Mellor, Andrew Heath

 

Cougars


Ins – Jay Green, Corey Paech, Dylan Wandner, Harry Sheppard, Alastair Hausler, Brennan Lee, Mitch Blacker

Outs – Charlie Turnbull, Connor Gale, Daniel Puckridge, Thomas Phelps, Yarra Mickan, Louis Green, Jayden Evans


Both of these sides have plenty of new faces to their clubs in 2024.


Jack Humphries was outstanding for the Roos in the first game, providing plenty of run and carry from the wing whilst Seth Nassif and Josh Horgan have both filled key roles for Cougars in their opening games.


Dylan Wandner will be a welcome inclusion back into the Cougars defence with Lock boasting a tall forward line, led by coach Kory Beard alongside Fletcher Kammermann, Travis Beard and Lachlan Heath.


Jack Green has played the utility role well so far in the season for Cougars, playing forward and back with short bursts throughout the midfield.


The defence of Lock has always been a strength, led by Luke Durdin with skilled support from the Brown brothers, Cougars forwards will be working overtime to stop the rebound.


The loss of coach Thomas Phelps is a significant one for the young Cougars side. Lock looks to have too much firepower around the ground.


Congratulations to Mitch Blacker playing his first A Grade game for Cougars tomorrow.

 

Eyre United vs United Yeelanna


Eyre United


Ins – Not provided

Outs – Not provided

 

United Yeelanna


Ins – Jaxen Norton, Shaun Maxfield

Outs – Jason Ridley, Ricky Skinner


The Eagles have been simply dominant to start the 2024 season, showing no signs of complacency as they look to add yet another trophy to their already full cabinet.


The young Eyre United side would have been pleased with their efforts against Tumby Bay last weekend and should go into this game with some momentum after an impressive final quarter which they won.


Matt Crettenden continues to dominate up forward, finishing with 6 goals after 7 in Round 1, will he reach double figures in this matchup?


Will Turner looks like he’s played 100 games of A Grade already despite not yet being 18 and will relish the chance to compete with some of the best midfielders on the Eyre Peninsula in Xavier Watson and Michael Crettenden.


Expect the young Saints side to try their heart out but this Eagles outfit is simply too powerful.

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