Alcolizer

Round 15, 4 games to go and we are still no closer to determining who will play finals this season.
Cambridge, you would think being 14 points clear of 5th will be safe with 2 wins out of their last 4, whilst 2nd and 3rd place Doubleview and South Perth sitting 8.5 and 7.5 points clear with 2 or 3 wins will also see finals action.
This is where it gets interesting. With 4th place Sorrento down to 7th place North Beach only separated by 3.5 points, we could see these teams leapfrog and fall back weekly right up until round 18.
Should make for a very interesting last 4 games with it all to play for.
Onto this week where we see some all-important games which could potentially shape up that race for finals with some must win games on hand.

MOSMAN PARK v SORRENTO

MOSMAN PARK
T Southern, J Barry, J Adams, W Tan
M Cranswick, C Hoffman, A Gryta, M Robertson
D Marsland, A Daley, S Swanson, R Kershaw
A Southern, T Cranswick, S Anning, M Van Bemmel
INS: No changes
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SORRENTO
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Mosman Park seem to have had the wheels fall off the past several weeks will be looking to steady themselves this week with a battle on their home turf against another team that seems to have hit the wall in Sorrento.
Mosman Park currently sitting 9th and in the demotion zone will need to start to turn it around if they are to have any chance of holding on to PL and will see this week as their best chance to start going in the right direction.
For Sorrento, a disastrous last game out dropping all 8 points down at Safety Bay, they too will be looking at this game to maintain their position in the four and potentially a finals birth.
A lot to play for with both sides needing a win, I will go for ab upset and tip Mosman Park at home in a cloase one.
MOSMAN PARK 6 -2

OSBORNE PARK v KARDINYA

OSBORNE PARK
J East, T Weir, R Lawrence, S Pasalich
C Biddle, G Caffell, F Di Giuseppe, M Rollings
R Brown, K Pickering, E Martin, G King
S Loftus, N Stevens, M Dewson, I Lilburne
INS: F DiGiuseppe
OUTS: C Packer

KARDINYA
B Henley, G White, C Vinci, D Golem
S Novak, D Flintoff, T Leahy, C Booth
T Krajancic, C Stokes, S Vinci, M Holt
D Rankin, D Comrie, J Rochford, S West
INS: C Vinci
OUTS: A Cocodis

Both teams coming off wins last week with an impressive Osborne Park grabbing a valuable 7 points at Doubleview last week and Kardinya 6 points at home to North Beach.
Osborne Park after a slow start to the season have turned it around and now see themselves only 1 point out of the top 4 and rolling along nicely. It will be interesting to see if losing Cody Packer for the next few weeks has an impact or whether they just keep rolling along.
Kardinya go into this 7.5 points clear of 9th and will be looking to grab some valuable points away from home in what is a tough assignment against an inform Osborne Park. They have hung In there well all season and keep battling I just think this week might be too tough for them.
Osborne Park for me too strong and I don’t think losing Cody, as talented as he is , will impact too much and they should win comfortably.
OSBORNE PARK 7 -1

NORTH BEACH v SOUTH PERTH

NORTH BEACH
M Sweeney, M Sear, G Crosthwaite, G Yabuka
C Margin, G Devenish, R Aitken, J Clayton
M Douthie, P Walker, M McConnell, L Mola
J McGinlay, B Gillingham, S Richards, R Dempsey
INS: No changes
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SOUTH PERTH
J Opie, T Kinnane, J Wardrop, N Griffin
D Brown, L Such, T Antonio, J Galipo
G Pauling, T Alberti, P Davies, D Angell
R Bresland, S Walker, M Biglin, O Dawson
INS: No changes
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Another interesting game here as North Beach at home we know are a much stronger outfit whilst South Perth sitting nicely in 3rd spot on the ladder will be looking to make a statement here.
North Beach, still in the mix for finals will look to turn it around after just falling short last week. We know at home they are a better side and they do have some quality players and I am sure they will come out all guns blazing.
For South Perth, whilst almost certain of a finals spot, will not be taking this game too lightly and will be looking to bag the big end of the points here. With some tough games coming up they will no doubt come into this one with confidence and I expect a close game that goes right down to the wire.
SOUTH PERTH 6 -2

DOUBLEVIEW v SAFETY BAY

DOUBLEVIEW
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SAFETY BAY
C Owen, S McBriar, P Daynes, A Ballard
R Hall, G Hodges, R Kennedy, J Hanafee
C Carruthers, S Hide, G Ogg, S Foran
G Smith, G Taylor, J Thorington, D Holt
INS: No changes
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Doubleview sitting 2nd on the ladder and likewise with South Perth almost certain to play finals will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing game last week and make a statement here that they are still one of the teams to beat. With a couple of positional tweaks this week they certainly have the firepower to feature heavily in finals action and will no doubt have the confidence to get back on that winning streak.
Safety Bay have one from strength to strength all season and improving game by game. Although they have only won 2 games, an impressive home win last week bagging all 8 points, will see them travel up to Doubleview looking to cause some headaches and make life difficult for the home side.
However, I think Doubleview at home and looking to bounce Back will be too strong at home.
DOUBLEVIEW 7 -1

MANNING v CAMBRIDGE

MANNING
D Trewhella, W Hyatt, P Ker, M Walker
D Downey, B Butler, P Herbert, M Ellis
T Mitchell, S O'Brien, B Hogg, K Jolly
S Knott, N Jones, M Kemp, J Angel
INS: P Herbert, K Jolly
OUTS: S Patterson, L Grigg

CAMBRIDGE
C Adams, R Bolton, W Manning, P Potts
B Nairn, D Opie, N Bolton, D Leeson
E Johannes, N Lewis, S Rushforth, A Garlick
C Harris, S Mawdsley, C Wooldridge, A Foster
INS: W Manning
OUTS: L Bolton

Game of the round and we see Manning trying to stay in touch with the top 4 and Cambridge looking to cement their position on top and make a run for home finals.
Manning have had an up and down year but are a better side at home and they will no doubt go into this with confidence that they can get the job done with their season potentially on the line.
Cambridge after a mid-season hiccup now find themselves back on top and they will be looking to consolidate. As stated earlier I think 2 wins out of their last 4 will guarantee finals I don’t think they will take their foot of the gas in this one and I expect this game to go the distance.
Quality players and match winners for both sides, this may came down to which front end puts on the most pressure.
Going to go with an upset here and tip Manning bit not with a lot of confidence.
MANNING 6 -2