Must-win for Magpie star

North v Central


Memorial Oval

Saturday's clash at Memorial Oval see's second-placed North up against third-placed Central.

The Magpies have had the edge of the Roosters so far this year winning by 61 and 32 points in rounds four and nine.

It's a massive day for the Magpies with star defender Wayne Dare breaking Phil Kovacevic's A grade games record of 238, something he should be very proud of, and while on milestones club legend Johnny Taylor suits up for game number 450 in the reserves which is a huge effort and I'm sure the Pies will want to honour both men with a win.

The Roosters will be hoping to spoil the Magpie party especially with finals around the corner, winning form is good form and a win here will be confidence building especially with a likely re-match on Preliminary Final day.

The Magpies must win for their champion defender as it’s a game he will never forget, the Roosters pace may worry the Maggies and they will be in it right til the end, but I think the Pies will do it for Darey in a close one.

North by 11 points.

South v Roopena


Bennett Oval

Saturday's Bennett Oval blockbusters see's fourth-placed Roopena take on last-placed South.

This match is huge in more ways than one, for Roopena a win and they are in the box seat to play finals providing West best Weeroona Bay, and for South a win will give them a long shot of getting off the bottom of the ladder.

The Roos have won the two previous encounters between the two sides and apart from a little hiccup against Central last week their form has been real solid.

The Demons have had no luck this season losing several games under three goals and have been their own worst enemy for much of the year.

The Dees are by no means out of this contest and are capable of winning but I think the Roos have way too much to play and they will be finals bound.

Roopena by 14 points.

West v Weeroona Bay


Bennett Oval

Sunday's Bennett Oval clash sees the undefeated Dragons take on finals aspirants Weeroona Bay.

Both encounters this season have been one-sided affairs to say the least with the Dragons smashing the Tigers by 126 and 121 points.

The Tigers can't afford another belting as percentage could play a big part in playing finals or not especially if South can do them a favour by beating Roopena.

The Tigers have shown definite improvement in the past fortnight but will need to ramp it up even more if they are to get anywhere near the rampant Dragons,

What can you say about West that everyone doesn't already know, they are looking for win 31 without a loss and are a Whyalla powerhouse at this present time.

Knowing the Tigers, they will like their chances of causing the upset of the decade but in all honesty I can't see it happening and the Dragons will again win by plenty.

West by 76 points.