South v North
Saturday, June 23
This week’s Saturday game at Bennett Oval sees second-placed North take on third-placed South in the match of the round.
The Magpies returned to the winners list against Central at the weekend after a run of three straight losses easing the mounting pressure after such a great start to the season.
The Pies are a very good defensive side which has served them well so far this season but it’s there lack of goals which has caused a concern, especially when teams are able to break their stranglehold.
They rely heavily on one or two players to kick their goals and need to find as many avenues to goals as they can especially if they are to go deep into September.
The Demons on the other hand have been at the top of their game only suffering their first defeat in four weeks at the hands of reigning premier West at the weekend.
The good thing about the Demons spike in form has been their ability to share the work load instead of rely on the same few every week.
This game will go down to the wire and could go either way, the Maggies got the two points early this season but on recent form I think the Demons might turn the tables on them.
South by five points.
Roopena v Central
Saturday, June 23
Saturday’s Memorial Oval game sees fifth-placed Roopena taking on sixth-placed Central.
After such a promising start to the season by the Roopena their bubble looks to have burst, now sitting two points plus percentage outside the top four this game is a must win.
A bit of hard work and confidence is what is needed as it’s far from impossible for them to turn things around and recapture that early season form which was as good as anyone’s.
The Roosters have had a tough time of it all season but with the Roos struggling for winnable form the Roosters would like their chances of causing an unexpected upset.
It’s not for lack of trying that sees the young Roosters sit at the bottom of the table the loss of key experienced players at the start of the season has hurt them dearly.
A wouldn’t write the Roosters off especially if the Roos turn out the same disappointing effort of recent weeks but with a top four spot slot slipping away it’s a must win for the double blues and I’m tipping them to get the job done.
Roopena by 25 points.
Weeroona Bay v West
Sunday, June 24
Round 10 comes to an end at Bennett Oval on Sunday with a mouth watering clash between league leader West and fourth-placed Weeroona Bay.
The Tigers are looking the goods at this stage of the season hitting a rich vein in form which seen them dismantle the highly rated Magpies last weekend, forcing their way into the top four at the expense of Roopena for the first time this season.
Confidence is growing down at Tigerland with every game and they will get a true indicator on how much they’ve have improved since the season kickoff, up against the best team in the business.
The Dragons have a hunger for success and once again they are the stand out team, their ability to hit the scoreboard at a fast rate is explosive and their ability to break a game open at any time is simply unstoppable.
The Tigers won’t be coming to the game expecting lose, but they will need to be switched on and fully focused on the task at hand for a full 100 minutes if they are to give themselves any chance.
The green and gold machine has been on full throttle for a long time now and it doesn’t look like stopping anytime soon, the Tigers will have a crack but I think they are still a fair way off the Dragons at this stage and it will be yet another West victory.
West by 29 points.