Round WFL 12 Preview
West v North
Saturday July 14th
Whyalla football resumes after a week’s break with a mouth-watering top of the table clash between archenemies North and West at Bennett Oval.
With no love lost between the two sides they will both be desperate for victory especially with the ledger all square at one win apiece.
The Dragons will start favourites and rightly so having not tasted defeat since their round 2 clash with the Magpies..
They are a well-drilled team that are disciplined and all play their roles to perfection, giving them a significant advantage over the rest of the competition.
The Magpies seem to grow another leg when facing the Dragons with their physical defensive game holding up well in previous meetings.
The Pies have returned to form in recent weeks and will need to be at their very best if they are to inflict the Dragons second defeat in over two years.
The wide open spaces of Bennett Oval should suit the Dragons more and I’m tipping them to bring home the bacon.
West by 19 points.
South v Roopena
Saturday’s Memorial Oval clash sees fourth-placed South take on fifth-placed Roopena.
With South four points clear in fourth spot this game is massive for the Roos. A loss could all but end their chances of playing finals footy, a win and they are very much alive.
After hitting rock bottom a few weeks ago the Roos nearly pulled off a surprise win over North before the break.
If they can bring that type of commitment to this week’s game against South, a team they have a good record against, then they are a big chance of collecting the two points.
The Demons have dropped off in recent weeks after an impressive block of wins, but without winning they have still played some reasonable footy against the top teams of the competition.
It’s a huge game for both clubs but I reckon the Demons looking to cement themselves in the top four will be a little too strong in a close one.
South by 13 points.
Weeroona Bay v Central
Round 12 comes to end with the big improvers Weeroona Bay taking on Central at Bennett Oval.
The Tigers last month of football has seen them arrive as a premiership contender, they have always .had the talent but have struggled with the discipline side of the game.
Now seem to have a good balance and are getting the results on the board.
The Roosters are on a big learning curve with a very inexperienced side but have shown some vast improvement before the break with a victory over Roopena and a respectful loss to league leader West.
The Tigers should win and they will expect to win but if they take the Roosters too lightly it may come back to bite them.
Especially with a finals spot there for the taking.
Weeroona Bay to win by 33 points.