Magpies have firepower to win Reserves


North v West 

North Whyalla finished the home and away season as minor premiers having lost only two games one of which was to West back at the start of the year in round 2.

The Dragons finished in third place, 4 wins behind the Magpies and were expected to bow out of the premiership race last week against Centrals.

North have been the pacesetters all season and would have been odds on favourite with the bookmakers until West caused the upset of the season by not just beating Central but thrashing them by 62 points to earn a spot in the final.

The Magpies have been waiting for this game for some time and have the firepower up front to do so.

I expect them to win and comfortably in the end, but hey, no one expected West to come out on top last week but they did.

I'm tipping North by 35 points.

Under 17s

South v Central 

Reigning premier Central are hoping to make it back to back flags come Saturday but will have their work cut out against South.

This time last year South failed to field a side in the competition but thanks to the pure hard work by coach Scott Leverington who scoured the land for anyone wanting to play football.

The Demons have been criticised and ridiculed for recruiting from Port Augusta, which is an absolute joke as I'm yet to see a rule saying you have to live in Whyalla to play in Whyalla.

It would be a fairytale finish for a club that's been on its knees to win the premiership after all they've had to endure.

The Roosters are a quality bunch of lads their club should be proud of but are yet to beat South this year.

But they have been in a position to do so in every encounter.

You will witness some amazing talent on both sides and it will be a game that goes down to the wire.

But I'm tipping and hoping my beloved Demons can get the job done.

South by 5 points.

Under 14s

Roopena v Weeroona Bay

Roopena will be looking for the perfect ending to a perfect year when they take on Weeroona Bay in the first grand final of Saturday's clashes.

The Roos have demolished their opposition all season and are yet to taste defeat which is a effort in itself but will mean nothing if they lose the big one.

The Bays enter the final off the back of two outstanding performances with commanding wins over South and West in the semi and preliminary final.

The Tigers are the only team to get within 7 goals of the Roos so it would be a huge effort for them if they were to topple the all conquering double blues.

The Roos should and will win, by how many is anybody's guess.

Roos by plenty.