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Finals spot on the line for Tigers

Finals spot on the line for Tigers

Natimuk v Pimpinio
Two key Pimpinio players Daniel Baker and Clint Burdett loom as the difference between Natimuk losing or causing a huge upset by toppling the Tigers.
The speed of Burdett and brilliance of Baker across half back will be the difference in the end result as the Rams don’t look to have the matchups to stop them.
Bryce Hateley continues his stellar form in the back half for the Rams and he will have a great battle with Tiger youngster Cam Ellis.
Natimuk coach Nathan Fidler will be looking for Brett Pekin to lead the way up forward and onballers Ash Pekin, Sam Anson and Hayden Fleay to win plenty of the ball around the middle to give their forwards a chance.
Pimpinio need to win to keep their finals chances alive and Simon Risson and Al Ward will lead a strong defence that won’t allow the Rams enough scoring opportunities to cause an upset.
Laharum v Great Western
A Laharum midfield led by Mal Adams, Phil Butsch, Jye Smith and Nic Cross will be far to potent for their Lion counterparts and they will ensure key forward Jason Przibilla continues on with his top goal kicking form.
Great Western will need massive games from Phil Walton, Rob Garley and Richard Thomas if they are to counter the Demon onballers.
Laharum is pretty much at full strength with the return of Jake Roberts from Glenelg and they are building towards finals.
Tim Friend and Brenton Askew have been solid across half back and German Grundler will need to repeat last week’s effort of six goals if the Lions are to keep in touch.
Great Western has had great service from Luke Cadzow and the Nauruan recruits this season but they will be unable to contain a Demons outfit that will be hell-bent on returning to the winners list.
Rupanyup v Harrow Balmoral
Premiership favourites Harrow Balmoral will be too talented for a Rupanyup side that is looking to test itself against the best in the competition.
The Roos will have too many hard tough bodied players and they will overwhelm the younger lighter bodied Panthers.
Max Leeming is playing some top footy for the Roos while Heath Watson, Simon Close and Bernie and Matt Ward continue to deliver every week.
Rupanyup will look for Paul Trotter to continue his impressive form while Tim Webb, Brent Flood and Nathan Sasche will need exceptional games if they are going to cause an upset.
Rupanyup will be unable to cover the talent laden forward line of the Roos and Steve Cameron, Brent Penny and Ed Ferguson should have enough opportunities to post a winning score.
Noradjuha Quantong v Swifts
Rested and refreshed, Noradjuha Quantong will carry too much firepower for Swifts that will be buoyant after tasting victory last week.
Josh Molan found form up forward for the Baggies last week but he will find the going a lot tougher this week against key Bomber defender Adrian Wade and Tim Bell.
The battle in the centre between Swifts Jake Goodes and Bomber Rocket Hogan should be a beauty, Goodes will need to run all day as the wily Hogan knows how to get the footy and sets up many Bomber attacks.
Aaron Emmerson has been solid in front of the sticks for Noradjuha Quantong and he will have a great tussle with Brett Hargreaves. Emmerson should get plenty of support from other forwards Brad Sproule and Aaron Starick and they will ensure the scoreboard ticks over nicely for the Bombers.
Edenhope Apsley v Kalkee
An Edenhope Apsley side that has struggled up forward all season will be no match for an undermanned Kalkee.
Steve Schultz, Anthony Perkins, Simon Hobbs, Daniel Smith, Andrew Jackson and Grant Schultz are all doubtful starters for the Kees but with Hamish Exell, Brian Harrison and former Saint Jay Tucker all in good form the Kees will pack too many punches for the Saints.
Aaron Langsworth and Cam Domanschenz have been shining lights for the Saints this season but they will need a lot more from the likes of Robbie Fry, Jeames Offer and Xavier Close if they are going to be competitive.
Kalkee youngsters Jordan Huff, Tom Magee, Harry Young and Dean Harberger will all enjoy the big ground and a fast track that Apsley provides and these players will run all day and ensure that the Kees have a comfortable win.

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Posted on Jun 25 2008

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