We only have three games in the regular home and away fixtures remaining now, so it is obviously getting vital for points for most sides.
A cracking game will take place at Kardinya on Saturday, when the home side takes on the fast finishing North Beach Blue1 outfit, 3rd versus 2nd on the ladder.
Down near the bottom of the ladder, North Beach2 are at home to the Armadale Storm sixteen, the home side with the chance to gain some ground on Spearwood.
It will be interesting to see the results on Saturday evening, there will be lots of hits on the web, for sure.
KARDINYA v NORTH BEACH 1
R Knapp, O Dawson, M Cooper, T Regan
S Vinci, T Cocodis, L Philips, S Ivory
G Eades, I Barrie, C Booth, G Knight
G Fewings, W Bezant, W Lee, J Terrell IN: W Lee, C Booth OUT: K Stower, J Rochford
NORTH BEACH 1
G Devenish, T Jones, M McConnell, J Clayton
M Douthie, P Augustson, R Hutchinson, R Dempsey
R Kuziela, R Hunter, D Moore, L Mola
J McGinlay, B Gillingham, P Retallack, M Buttel IN: No change OUT:
This game will be an absolute pearler at the Kattery on Saturday afternoon, when Ronnie Kuzelia brings his boys over from Trigg.
Surprisingly Kardinya do not have a skip inside the top ten, whilst the Blue boys, have no less than their four skips.
But I notice that Kat Fewings has not lost once in his eight goes at skipping, so it will be interesting to see how his rink performs in this clash, against McGinlay hopefully. Both sides have a lot of depth, but I think that the visitors can prevail here.
North Beach1. 6-2
MOSMAN PARK v OSBORNE PARK
C Hoffman, T Cranswick, D Adams, M Van Bremmel
C McKenna, P Daley, K Manton, P Collins
P Walker, L Beurteaux, C Edson, M Barrett
G Wishart, A Gryta, G Hagan, M Robertson IN: P Fair OUT: L Beurteaux
F Di Giuseppe, J Carter, R Clark, I Bryden
M Dewson, D Guelfi, B Poggi, L Bell
T Weir, C Fleay, B Gertig, M Kitto
J Thorn, B Boyd, M Carmichael, W Markham IN: OUT: did not play last week
Both of these sides are grass track specialists, and each club has a lot to play for in this encounter.
The Mossies also have all of their four accomplished skips inside the top ten, whilst the visiting skips are languishing from twenty eighth spot down.
Rooster and a lot of his teammates have a vast amount of experience to call upon, and this will certainly help them in crunch games.
Osborne Park are still a little unpredictable for mine.
Mosman Park. 8-0
NORTH BEACH 2 v ARMADALE
NORTH BEACH 2
R Aitken, S Wattleworth, B Abrahamson, S Stevenson
G Crosthwaite, E Retallack, D Anderson, S Palmer
A Howe, M Vitale, R Munday, G Yabuka
A Schrauf, G Barr, G Gregson, T Bannon IN: No change OUT:
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Ninth versus tenth in this game, with the home side still a slim chance of avoiding automatic relegation.
The second Blue side started the season with a rush, but have since had a big form slump, and lost some players as well, including two of their skips to the top side. This seems to have sapped their morale, culminating in a huge hiding last week.
Armadale with nothing but pride to play for now.
It is a long way home for the Storm, and I reckon the bus will be short on many points.
North Beach2. 6-2
STIRLING v WANNEROO
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N Costello, D Griffin, S Boyd, H Whitman
P Flack, D Triffit, J Hewton, W Neilson
S Fewster, H Ward, B Parmenter, B McMurdo
D Turra, A Grundy, N Palmer, D Burns IN: No change OUT:
Stirling Wolves will be very pumped up for this game, a lot to play for.
They have only just come down from Premier League, so they will be ultra keen to stay clear of the relegation zone, and go a division lower.
Wanneroo are clinging onto fourth spot, but only just seven points ahead of Warwick.
They had a morale boosting return to form last week, with some positional changes working.
Can they keep it up?
Wanneroo, but only just.
WARWICK v SPEARWOOD
G Hinge, G Smith, R Loren, H Ferguson
J Post, J Mather, I Sparrowhawk, K Humphrey
B Ledingham, J Sheppard, A Hornby, R Newstead
J Borkowski, D Dunstan, C Boyle, D Herbert IN: did not play last week OUT:
I Perica, K Gavranich, B Vidovich, B Sumich
N Silich, B Yakas, B Dropulich, N Gaspar
K Nadilo, I Dragicevich, J Smith, I Petkovich
I Unkovich, F Petkovich, D Tomasich, B Bavcevic IN: No change OUT:
As mentioned above, Warwick 5th, are only just behind Wanneroo, so they still have lots to play for in this game.
But Spearwood are trying to avoid relegation after a very patchy and unpredictable season so far, so it could be argued that they will be more desperate.
Good to see that the selectors at Spearwood have settled the sides down this week, with no changes I doubt if any of the Spearwood team would have ever played at Warwick, so that may not help them here.
Warwick have been very good at home.