Coorparoo vs. Yeronga South Brisbane
Saturday August 22, 12.45pm – Giffin Park
Coorparoo may be locked into top spot, but I’ll give you the hot tip, they will be out to make a statement over fellow finals contender Yeronga on Saturday.
It’s Super Saturday at Giffin Park tomorrow, with the reserves, seniors and QWAFL sides all playing in succession, as well as the 15K draw.
Coorparoo won’t be out to cruise through tomorrow, especially with the week off next week due to finishing on top, and Yeronga would love to take a big scalp heading into the post season. Both teams are coming off solid wins, so this should be a corker.
Burleigh vs. Alexandra Hills
Saturday August 22, 1:15pm – Bill Godfrey Oval
Burleigh is in a bit of an interesting position this week. You never want to flirt with form, and winning form is certainly good form, but at what expense? Their first elimination final against Yeronga next week is locked in, so how they approach this game could go either way.
Alexandra Hills couldn’t go with Yeronga South Brisbane last week, but weren’t disgraced by any means. It’s a long time between drinks between now and round 1 next year, so they will be champing at the bit to send the year out on a high note.
Coomera vs. Coolangatta Tweed
Saturday August 22, 2:00pm – Coomera
It’s the last game of 2015 for both these teams, so you better believe every petrol ticket will be spent come Saturday afternoon.
Coomera last week struggled to get any continuity in their game up against Burleigh, and Coolangatta-Tweed come in fresh, ready for one last crack this year.
On paper, Coomera win this game, but football isn’t played on paper. If it’s close down the stretch, Coolangatta fresh legs should come into it. Coomera need to put the game away early.
Kenmore vs. Springwood
Saturday August 22, 2:00pm – Western Districts Oval
With both teams locked on 48-points each, the equation in this one is pretty simple; If you want a home final next week, you better win. It will be very interesting to see how each team approaches it. Obviously the winner is at a huge advantage, playing on the home deck next week, but do they risk getting the win by keeping some of their cards close to their chest?
The mental edge the winner gains will also be a huge motivation. Going into a final knowing you beat the team the week before is very enticing.
BYE – Robina
Moreton Bay vs. Maroochydore
Saturday August 22, 2:00pm, Oval 1
With Noosa having the bye, Maroochydore are now locked into second place. They come into this week nice and fresh after the week off, a very good time to recharge the batteries with finals starting next week.
Moreton Bay is also locked into fifth place on the ladder after they had a big win over Nambour and Hinterland last week. Maroochydore will go in as heavy favorites, but will no doubt have an eye towards next weeks final. Having said that, they have to balance that with blowing out the cobwebs after last week’s bye. You would think that Moreton Bay will be leaving nothing out on the track, meaning an upset could be on the cards.
Aspley vs. Caloundra
Saturday August 22, 2:30pm – Graham Road
A bit like the Moreton Bay vs. Maroochydore game, this one wont affect the ladder at all, and both team have different plans for next week, but that doesn’t mean it will be a procession.
Aspley were no match for Noosa last week, and Caloundra couldn’t get within striking distance of Mayne. Caloundra will looking to build a head of steam before their game against Noosa a week later, but cannot afford to lose anyone through injury. That means that Aspley, who would love to send 2015 off with their third win, are a genuine chance. Anyone’s game.
NOOSA – BYE
MAYNE – BYE
NAMBOUR & HINTERLAND – BYE
By Andrew Wiles – @andrewjwiles