Well on to round 11, the last game before the new vaccination rules kick in and an important game for several sides still trying to stay in the mix for that all important top 4 spot.
With only 6 points covering 3rd to 7th all points are critical and with 6th playing 7th for one of those teams losing points maybstill come into play towards the end of the season.
How will the new acclimation requirements affect teams, will teams lose players, I guess these questions will ba answered in the coming weeks, which makes this week's games all the more important.
SORRENTO v KARDINYA
C Lander, R Cunningham, B Lucas, G Murray
D Nicholls, A Elmer, A Walton, F Tyson
R Butler, P Knight, P Flack, M Burton
B Eagles, M Hulbert, P Morgan, M Sharrett INS: M Sharrett OUTS: G Taylor
T Krajancic, G White, D Golem, T Cocodis
S Novak, B Henley, T Leahy, C Booth
D Radford, C Stokes, S Vinci, M Holt
D Rankin, D Comrie, C Vinci, S West INS: G White OUTS: J Rochford
Sorrento still in the mix sitting in 3rd spot, however a loss here coming off a last start defeat at Doubleview, and they may start to have some doubts as to whether they can hang on. Winning breeds confidence and up until this point they have had that but should they lose here doubts will start to creep in.
Kardinya after a slow start to the season have managed to turn it around of late with a couple of wins on the bounce. They have managed to get themselves out of the bottom 2, albeit by only a half point, but as noted above winning brings confidence and they will no doubt go into this game with confidence they can get the win and further distance themselves from the bottom 2.
However I think Sorrento at home would be disappointed in their last start loss and will bounce back this week with a win.
MANNING v OSBORNE PARK
S Knott, W Hyatt, A Heal, M Ellis
B Butler, N Jones, S Withers, J Angel
D Trewhella, D Downey, P Ker, M Walker
T Mitchell, L Grigg, B Hogg, S O'Brien INS: No changes OUTS:
S Loftus, M Pasalich, A Pasalich, I Lilburne
C Packer, J East, R Lawrence, M Rollings
N Stevens, T Weir, M Dewson, S Pasalich
R Brown, K Pickering, E Martin, G King INS: M Pasalich OUTS: C Biddle
Manning dropped from 4th to 6th after dropping all 8npoints to a rampant North Beach last start will be champing at the bit to get back on their own deck and put that loss behind them. With quality players throughout and huge congrats to new state singles champ David Downey, they certainly have the players to get back on track.
Osborne Park, like Kardinya, started the season slowly but have slowly started to turn it around and bow find themselves only 6 points out of the 4. They too have quality and will hold no fears playing on the good grass at Manning so we should be in for a cracking game.
MOSMAN PARK v DOUBLEVIEW
M Cranswick, J Barry, J Adams, A Gryta
C Hoffman, T Southern, W Tan, M Robertson
D Marsland, T Massang, S Swanson, A Daley
A Southern, T Cranswick, S Anning, M Van Bemmel INS: No changes OUTS:
J Slavich, S Scott, R Haring, L Thorn
C Slavich, A Williams, R Bates, A Wetzler
K McIlroy, S Gosstray, S Cerff, G Faulkner
R Moyle, B White, B Pearce, T Whitfield INS: No changes OUTS:
Mosman Park after last game loss bow find themselves im the bottom 2, a position they no doubt do not want to be in. They have been competitive and have shown they are more than capable and will throw everything at 2nd place Doubleview this week up the hill at Mosman.
Doubleview will be satisfied with their win last start and showed their fighting qualities coming from near 30 shots behind ton snatch an improve victory and will go into this game with the confidence that if they can weather the early onslaught expected they will have the experience and quality to come out of this with the win.
SAFETY BAY v NORTH BEACH
Z Boddy, C Owen, R Kennedy, S McBriar
R Hall, B McVicar, G Hodges, J Hanafee
C Carruthers, S Hide, G Ogg, S Foran
G Smith, G Taylor, J Thorington, L Piper INS: No changes OUTS:
M Sweeney, M Sear, G Crosthwaite, G Yabuka
M Douthie, P Walker, M McConnell, L Mola
C Margin, G Devenish, R Aitken, J Clayton
J McGinlay, B Gillingham, S Richards, J Carlsen INS: P Walker OUTS: J Bartorillo
Upset alert. Safety Bay have been threatening that elusive first win for a few weeks now with a couple of close losses will be looking forward to getting back on their home track. As it stands right now it seems inevitable that they will be returning to 1 white next season so they will want to end this season on a positive note.
North Beach are perhaps thenform side in the competition at the moment with some impressive wins under their belt, however 4 of the last 5 wins have come at home so they will need to win awaynform home to show they are a legitimate threat and remain in the top 4.
However I think Safety Bay at home and showing improved form they might just caus an upset this week and secure the first win.
Safety Bay 6-2
CAMBRIDGE v SOUTH PERTH
C Adams, R Bolton, N Bolton, P Potts
B Nairn, D Opie, L Bolton, D Leeson
E Johannes, S Rushforth, C Wooldridge, A Garlick
C Harris, S Mawdsley, N Lewis, A Foster INS: No changes OUTS:
G Pauling, T Alberti, P Davies, D Angell
D Brown, L Such, T Antonio, J Galipo
J Opie, T Kinnane, J Wardrop, N Griffin
R Bresland, S Walker, M Biglin, O Dawson INS: No changes OUTS:
Perhaps game of the round with a lot riding on this for both sides.
Cambridge have been the pole sitters for most of the season and comingboff a last start loss will be looking to right the ship and get back moving in the right direction.
South Perth have fought their way back into finals contention, equal 4th after a slow and uneven first half, will be looking to keep that going against the ladder leaders. Playing at Cambridge won't deter them and I have no doubt they will push Cambridge all the way, however the home side may have too much fire-power and just sneak over the line in a close one.