Danger game for Dees

BLOCKBUSTER: North Whyalla will take on top side West Whyalla in a huge match this weekend after unexpectedly losing to Roopena in Round 16.
BLOCKBUSTER: North Whyalla will take on top side West Whyalla in a huge match this weekend after unexpectedly losing to Roopena in Round 16.

Round 17 of Whyalla football gets underway on Saturday with South taking on Roopena at Bennett Oval.

Celebrating their 50 years of existence last weekend the Kangaroos kept their slim finals chance alive defeating the inform North by 40 pts.

With two rounds remaining this week’s game against South is make or break, a win and there’s still hope, a loss and it’s all over for season 2018.

The Demons sit third on the ladder and will be expecting nothing less than playing finals football.

After a horror month the Dees returned to the winners list with an emphatic 80 point drubbing of Weeroona Bay.

This is a danger game for South especially with Roopena hanging on to the slim chance of playing finals but with a chance to consolidate their own finals spot I think South may just be too strong.

South by 15 points.

Weeroona Bay v Centrals

Saturday’s Memorial Oval game see’s Weeroona Bay take on Central.

The Tigers’ form has dipped of late and they are now in the position of having to win at least one of their last two games to be assured of playing finals football.

They have now lost three in a row and will be hoping to see the return of a number of key players missing from last weeks disappointing loss to South.

The Roosters after the disappointment of losing to Roopena a fortnight ago took it right up to league leader West at the weekend and at one stage lead by 23 points.

The Roosters are a difficult side to play when they’re up and about and they will like their chances against a wounded Weeroona Bay.

The Tigers after so much promise deserve to play finals football and I’m backing them to turn things around against the Roosters making sure of their finals spot.

Weeroona Bay by 17 points.

West v North

Sunday’s blockbuster at Bennett Oval sees West take on North in a game that many see as a preview for this year’s grand final.

The Dragons are yet to defeat the Magpies this year having lost two and drawn one but a win this weekend will see them clinch a third consecutive minor premiership and may also give them the physiological edge for when they next meet in the second semi final.

The Magpies have lost some unexpected games this year but they seem to grow another leg when up against their arch enemy, their contested brand footy worries the Dragons and as shown in previous meetings has been good enough.

It will be another cracking game of footy between the two heavyweights and it’s anybody’s guess who will win but I’ve tossed the coin and it’s come up West.

West by 1 point.