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Great Flinders Football League
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Great Flinders Round 7 Preview



United Yeelanna vs Lock


United Yeelanna

Ins – Jack Crettenden, Lenard Lawrie Outs – Still Deciding / Fitness Tests


Lock

Ins – Aaron Beard, Brayden Crosby, Justin Beard Outs – Jed Durdin, Sam Pearce, Zac Lakin


United Yeelanna continued on their merry way this season with a comfortable win against Cummins Kapinnie last weekend, despite being tested during the first quarter. The Eagles were led by Michael ‘Plugga’ Crettended up forward who finished with 6 goals.


Lock suffered their first defeat of the season against an impressive Tumby Bay outfit and once again were hit with more injuries. The Roos were no match for the speed and ball movement of the Blues last weekend and this week will be even tougher against one of the best sides in country football.


The return of Aaron Beard will provide Lock with big target up forward and around the ground whilst club favourite Brayden ‘Foxy’ Crosby will play his first game of the season after an injury sustained in the preliminary final last year.


The even spread of goalkickers last weekend for the Eagles would have pleased coach Reece Francis with 5 players kicking 3 or more goals last weekend.


Since Jaxon Norton has moved into the ruck for United Yeelanna he has once again proven himself to be one of the best big men on the Eyre Peninsula, dominating with his ability to take intercept marks all over the ground for the Eagles.


Both sides will have players doing injury tests on the Friday so the final teams could look vastly different to what has been provided.


Expect the Roos to compete better than they did last weekend, but the Eagles simply look to have too many avenues to goal at this stage in the season.


Cummins Ramblers vs Eyre United


Cummins Ramblers

Ins – Jack Crettenden, Jack Treloar Outs – Tysan Mickan, Logan Dennis


Eyre United

Ins – Matthew Keen, Brett Doley, Riley Bell Outs – Max Baldissera, Kobe Vlassco, Jordan Telfer, Jonno Forrest


Eyre United were competitive with Elliston Districts throughout the first quarter but were well beaten in the congestion around the ground according to coach Neville Stratford.


Ramblers will be fresh off the bye and would have used that to rest up some sore bodies as they look to battle out the 4th spot on the ladder.


The Eyre United outs this week would nearly be their 4 most important players, Max Baldissera has played some outstanding football for the Saints this year, providing a big target across CHF, whilst Kobe Vlassco has provided speed around the ground and prov

Ramblers young guns continue to impress every week, led by captain and gun midfielder, Will Haarsma.


The Magpies have been ore than competitive against the competitions best, winning quarters against United Yeelanna, Tumby Bay, and Lock with an even spread of best players.

Eyre United will battle hard but the Magpies look to have too much depth in this one and should win comfortably at home.


Elliston Districts vs Cummins Kapinnie


Elliston Districts

Ins – Dane Swan, Lachlan Forward, Brody Kenny, Harvey Fleming Outs – Scott Feltus, Oska Richards, Rhett Schumann, Jason Thompson


Cummins Kapinnie

Ins – Saxon Rodgers, Henry Turnbull Outs – Blake Phillips, Iceman (Cougars unsure of actual name!)


The Roosters would have been happy to get their first win on the board against the Saints last weekend, led by Riley Carter and Darren Gregory who combined for 10 goals between them.


Cougars burst out of the block to shock the reigning premiers last weekend and be in front after the first quarter. “ We came in with a really good attitude even though we knew we were going to be pushing the proverbial uphill, we showed that our best can compete with the best sides but as all young teams do, we just lack consistency throughout”, said Cougars coach Thomas Phelps.


This week all eyes will be on Poochera oval as Dane Swan comes for a kick with the Roosters, accompanied by former player agent and AFL player Ricky Nixon for a sportsman night after. Word has it that Swanny will be lining up in a forward pocket.

The Elliston Districts midfield has been superb all year, led by Kody Rosalia and Matty Williams who have had excellent service from premier ruckman Rhys Kelsh.

Cougars coach Thomas Phelps is leading his young side by example and will have them up ready for a fight in what is shaping up to be a largely attended game.


With the Gibson brothers, Riley Carter and Dane Swan up forward, the Roosters will simply have too much firepower for Cougars.


Stick around at Poochera for the Players night with Chicken and Swanny, followed by Adelaide band Temporary Fix around 9pm.

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