Unlike R11 where the homes teams dominated, I see this Round somewhat different and expect some away teams to pull off some gutsy wins. R12 means something and means nothing, depending where you sit on the ladder. If teams with hopes go through R12-15 and do not carry winning points then you start to rely on other results which is never helpful. So maybe there needs to be a careful eye on who performs on the next 2 home/away games to see who carries the momentum into the final few games.
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BASSENDEAN v DOUBLEVIEW

BASSENDEAN
J Krstic, T Lynch, W Davidson, N Kirkup
R Revell, P Madigan, G Stokes, J Holman
E O'Sullivan, B Dinnison, B Maynard, T Alden
M Erceg, P Hutchinson, A Cacciopolli, D Snelgar
INS: L McKay
OUTS: J Holman

DOUBLEVIEW
G Herriot, J Bessant, B Pearce, M Fredericks
G Nelson, C McKenna,     S Whitfield, F Williamson
W Langdon, A Wetzler, S Curtis,     R Castledine
E Johnson, K Cornell, G Papadopoulos, B Leed
INS: G Nelson
OUTS: A Tennant

Absolute game of the Round by a margin. Beers and popcorn all around for this one, sit back and enjoy real finals like bowls. Calling this one is like looking at a rubix cube and pondering....even if I start off getting one colour right, I will never get them all (unless I pull off the stickers). This game is similar where I just can't see a clear winner.
How easy is it to just go Basso because they are dominating the ladder, different rinks are pulling the cans every week, nobody has taken more than 68 shots off them at home and they have lost once since R3?!! However, who beat them in R3.....yes indeed...The View by 4 shots in an absolute cracker.
Yet Doubleview have only lost 1 since R5 so you might see where we are heading with this game. Now lets not get lost with ourselves by saying Doubleview could be top of the ladder with a strong 8-0 but if they do pull off something here with Basso's next game away to a strong Mundaring and then home to a solid South Perth side....well any upset there and that's a 1 Blue table blown right open with only a hand full of games left at that stage.
If Doubleview have a similar outfit to last week I'll change my prediction but without seeing selections I will side with the best team in the comp at the moment to just shade the best team 'in-form' team in the comp.
Bassendean 6-2

CAMBRIDGE v MUNDARING

CAMBRIDGE
W Manning, G Allen, J Van Der Werdt, M Bolton
G Jones, P Harris, P McShane, W Sherrington
T Leahy, D Phillips, D Hughes, A Ness
S Buckley, P Easom, D Foulsham, B Mason
INS: D Foulsham
OUTS: H Lowe

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It would not surprise anyone to see Cambridge take this one. They have played well for many games and have just not received much reward from some cracking games. On paper this is 5th v 9th and looks like a nice chance for the Red Tails to make that all important push into the top 4, especially with 2nd, 3rd and 4th playing away this weekend. Although, there is a case to make that Mundaring are one of the best away sides in the comp. Anything they have lost away is by 6,7 and 10 shots. The surface will not bother them at Cambridge and they are running hot so it should be a very good contest across all rinks.
The Knights are battled hardened after recently playing 2 tough rounds against Basso and Doubleview and fought well against probably the 2 most in-form teams in the comp. I could go on about what the Knights could/might do but they only have 3 home games left so any chance of survival really depends on this weekend.
I don't think this is an 'upset' call but I am happy to slightly edge towards The Knights in this close encounter purely because they really need the win.
Cambridge 6-2

KALAMUNDA v YOKINE

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Kalamunda were great away last week in a fantastic effort at South Perth and it is not hard to see them carry that form into this Round. There is probably a case to be made that they shouldn't still be sitting 7th but losing some very marginal games and depending too much on the big skippers only gives them 19.5 rinks this year which just isn't good enough to command anything higher in the table.
Yokine are travelling well at the right time of the season and have knocked together some great results over post-Xmas. They have briefly dipped in and out of the Top 4 on a few occasions and just can't seem to hold that spot with strong surrounding competition. No reason to see them not having a big chance here and after last weeks big 8pts and then 4 home games to come this could easily be the finals springboard they need.
Another marginal call but like Cambridge, the Cougars only have 2 home games left after this one so any slip-up here will leave them in a right pickle.
Kalamunda 6-2

ROSSMOYNE v SWAN

ROSSMOYNE
K Edson, A Currie, D Horniman, L Brown
R Vind, S Bartlett, N Blyth, C Youdell
G Beacroft, B O'Brien, P Lees, P Voon
A Herbert, L Souster, P White, B Arendts
INS: No change
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What's not to like about Rossmoyne after the Christmas break?! They maybe destined for Div 2 but lets lay credit where it is due that Rossmoyne have 2 teams in 1 Blue (North+South) so lets not get away from that huge achievement, so well done to all the club. This is Swan's 2nd game on the road followed by 2 of the next 3 at home so there is every chance that Swan can put together a cheeky 4 in a row without much effort. After the lacklustre affair last week at Doubleview, one would expect a significant lift this week.
After the last few weeks, the River Rats have stood that little taller and certainly have more fight in each rink. Look at last week, where 3 of the 4 rinks went down to the last end and Herbert's rink held tough for a great win. Then their R10 heroics with Vind's rink dominating.
Ok Swan's away form is questionable but I don't think they'll pass up the easier points on hand. They got 8-0 in corresponding R3 but I see that less likely here.
Swan 6-2

WANNEROO v SOUTH PERTH

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SOUTH PERTH
M McRae, M Petrich, G Reagan, L Moretti
D Bandy, D Calvo, P Holmes,     W Skuza
B Roelefs, V Santostefano, E Munnelly, B Owen
S Kelly, D Mortley, J Percival, S Masterson
INS: D Calvo, D Mortley, W Skuza
OUTS: S Frosh, J Cunningham, R Negus

Wanneroo might have some fresh wounds from last weeks spanking but they are a different unit at home and will be fairly confident coming into this one. This team should be sitting higher in the ladder but there always management of that club balance of chasing a rampant Mossies in 1 White and ensuring 1 Blue get every opportunity. In saying that, the Roos are very tight at home, rarely giving away more than 70 shots so nobody leaves there with a big win without fighting very hard for it.
Millers did ever so well to pull themselves together late in the game last week when on the ropes against the Cougars. The thoughts of a 2 from 7 would of really dented finals hope but alas they are back on the horse, sitting 2nd and keen to maintain their solid away form. Lets retrospect, in R5 the Millers had an amazing 4 skippers in the Top5, now they struggle to get 2 in the top 20 but yet they still sit 2nd for a very good reason because they eventually seem to find a way to win games late on. No doubt South Perth and Doubleview have the ability and away form to open this table right up over the next few rounds. If Millers can pull off a big win here, it could easily carry them nicely through to that R14 showdown.
Both teams are probably missing that killer 4th rink that matches the other top teams and I think it will swing to whatever side capitalising on that softer rink. If South Perth can find a way to contain a rampant Turra they will have a very good chance and who won't like to see a scintillating Roelofs v Turra matchup if the cards played out favourably.
Wanneroo 6-2