Caloundra vs. Maroochydore
Saturday May 14, 2:00pm, North St Oval
Is this the grand final preview? Hard to argue against at this point in time.
Caloundra staked their claim as one of the top two sides in the competition last week with a crucial win over Noosa.
It was a brutal, low scoring contest, but the Panthers came out on top.
Chris Taylor was mighty, and Rudolph always looks dangerous in front of the sticks.
But you can’t fault Maroochydore so far this year; they deservingly go in as favorites.
They shook off a gallant Aspley last week, but will be unhappy with their accuracy in front of the sticks.
They kicked 12.18. If that turns into 18.12, it’s a complete different story.
Jackson Ryan will be pivotal to how they fair tomorrow. Wins a heap, and hits the scoreboard as well.
Expect a pretty free-flowing contest as the game opens up, and the legs start to tire. Both are capable of putting 100-points on the board.
Burleigh vs. Kenmore
Saturday May 14, 2:00pm, Bill Godfrey Oval
Only one win separates these two on the ladder; the form line is tight.
Burleigh had a solid win over Robina last week, with a strong second half. They will look to carry that momentum into this week.
Terry Knight was sharp in front of goals, so Kenmore will be looking to lock down on him.
Kenmore was on song last week against Coomera. De Winter was at his blistering best, and they had a very even spread of goal kickers.
That means the Burleigh back six, and the midfielders for that matter, are going to have to limit the spread. They have to push back hard.
This will be an end-to-end game of footy. Don’t be surprised to see a big score kicked.
The Bombers have the legs so Kenmore will have to try and put the foot down early.
By Andrew Wiles