West v South, Saturday, Bennett Oval
Round 3's match of the round comes from Bennett Oval where reigning premier and current league leader West Whyalla take on South Whyalla.
Passed encounters between the two sides have been very one-sided affairs with the Dragons crushing the Demons on several occasions.
Brannen Everett is the Dragons’ prime mover and has started the season in scintillating form and will need to be shut down for the Demons to have any chance.
Chad McLean, Ian Mills, Dylan Everett, Kode Patterson and Ben Butler have all been good across the first two rounds and Coach Brad Smith will have all the confidence in the world their good form will continue.
The Demons are yet to find their feet so far this season and will be hoping the scalp of the reigning premier will kick their season into gear, Geoff Appleton, Dave Cleary, Daniel Chapman and Freak Phillips are all in good touch and if allowed enough football the Dragons will have a fight on their hands.
Heart says Demons but brain says Dragons, West by 22 points.
Central Whyalla v Roopena, Saturday, Memorial Oval
Saturday's Memorial Oval clash is between Central and Roopena, The Roosters are one from two and pushed reigning West last week going down by three goals. Coach Golly Marshall has the Roosters playing a fast, exciting brand of football, Hamish Quirk, Marco Tansell, Samuel Ellis, Nick Sims and Nick DeJonge are all in good form and are all important cogs in the Rooster machine.
Roopena coach Chevy Chase would be happy with the improvement shown by his team so far this season, Simon Tetlow, Ryan Skinner, The Evergreen Kane Grund, Jordan Henderson-Ewing, Daniel Adamson and Sean Seely have all started the season in good form and they would like their chances against the fast running Roosters on the small confines of Memorial Oval.
The Roos will have a crack, don't worry about that, but I expect as the game wears on the Roosters will get the upper hand, Central by 31 points.
North v Weeroona Bay, Sunday, Bennett Oval
Sunday's Mother’s Day clash sees seasoned campaigners North take on the ever improving Weeroona Bay.
The Magpies looked to have found some good form with a five goal to one last quarter against Roopena and they will be looking to bring that into this week’s clash.
James Gruitt, Wayne Dare, Anthony Malcolm, Dave Atkinson, Matt Quist and Daniel Collison are producing the goods so far this year and if that continues the Maggies will be very hard to beat.
The Tigers will be smarting after letting last weeks game slip against South but they would have taken enormous confidence from the game.
Rowan Mitchell is a midfield beast and he nearly single handily got the Tigers over the line last week, Owen Yendall, Aaron Rogers, Connor Treacey and Mitchell Ward are improving with every game they play and they will provide the Magpies with one hell of a battle.
The Tigers are getting better and will definitely back themselves and if taken lightly by the Magpies they may have win number one on the board, in saying that the Maggies are a quality side and their big game players may be too much for the young Tigers to handle, North by 26 points.