Here we go Round 4 and we see only 2 undefeated teams in Manning and Cambridge setting the early pace, with a host of teams sitting at 2 wins and 1 loss whilst we have 3 teams sitting at the bottom at 0 -3 including 2 of last years finalists.
Some interesting games this weekend where we will also see our first Friday night game for the season.
SOUTH PERTH v MOSMAN PARK - Friday night 6.30pm
G Pauling, T Alberti, P Davies, D Angell
A Southern, T Cranswick, S Anning, M Van Bemmel
D Brown, R Bresland, T Antonio, J Galipo
C Hoffman, M Robertson, J Adams, T Southern
J Opie, T Kinnane, J Carter, K Pride
D Marsland, T Massang, S Swanson, W Tan
L Such, M Biglin, N Griffin, L Moretti
M Cranswick, J Barry, A Mercader, R Kershaw SOUTH PERTH INS: J Carter OUTS: S Walker MOSMAN PARK INS: J Adams OUTS: D Adams
Here we see South Perth struggling to put it together at this early stage sitting at 1 -2. Maybe still working to find the right balance in their rinks with the off season additions and I am sure they will be looking to bounce back and right the ship.
Mossies on the other hand have started the season with guns blazing and could very well be 3 -0 and seem to be playing with a lot of passion and seem to have found the right mix with their rinks.
However we all know the daunting task of playing South Perth on Friday night, perhaps the toughest away game teams will face and for that reason I think South Perth will get their season back on track.
South Perth 7 – 1
CAMBRIDGE v SORRENTO
C Adams, R Bolton, A Foster, P Potts
B Nairn, D Opie, C Wooldridge, D Leeson
E Johannes, C Harris, W Manning, L Bolton
S Mawdsley, S Rushforth, N Lewis, N Bolton INS: No changes OUTS:
C Lander, R Cunningham, P Morgan, G Murray
D Nicholls, A Elmer, A Walton, M Sharrett
R Butler, P Knight, P Flack, S Mortimer
B Eagles, M Hulbert, G Taylor, F Tyson INS: S Mortimer OUTS: M Burton
Cambridge taking all before them this early into the season and at present seem to firing on all rinks.
Seemingly untroubled in all 3 games so far, they will be looking to continue that form at home this week against perhaps an early season surprise packet in Sorrento.
Sorrento surprising more than a few pundits at this stage with 2 wins on the board including a comprehensive win against last years Premiers last week, show that they are not a team to be taken lightly however Cambridge at home will be too strong.
Cambridge 7 – 1
DOUBLEVIEW v NORTH BEACH
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G Devenish, C Margin, M McConnell, J Clayton
M Douthie, G Crosthwaite, D Anderson, L Mola
M Sweeney, P Walker, M Sear, G Yabuka
J McGinlay, B Gillingham, S Richards, J Post INS: No changes OUTS:
Both teams sitting at 2 wins for the season, North Beach both wins coming at home as expected, whilst Doubleview who have played all their games thus far on grass have wins both home and away.
Both games between these 2 teams were separated by less than 10 shots last year and with both in reasonably good form would not be surprised to see another close one here.
North Beach playing well with new recruits and rink changes look stronger than last year and will no doubt look to take it up to Doubleview, however I think the View will look to defend their home turf and make a statement in this game.
Doubleview 7 – 1
KARDINYA v MANNING
T Krajancic, D Golem, T Cocodis, J Terrell
S Novak, B Henley, T Leahy, C Booth
S Perica, C Stokes, S Vinci, C Vinci
D Rankin, D Comrie, E Gollan, S West INS: D Golem, C Booth OUTS: G White, D Wood
S Knott, N Jones, S Patterson, J Angel
L Grigg, A Heal, S O'Brien, M Ellis
D Trewhella, D Downey, P Ker, M Walker
T Mitchell, B Butler, W Hyatt, G Quann INS: L Grigg, S Patterson OUTS: S Withers, M Kemp
Firstly huge shout out and congrats to Shane Knott on his outstanding achievement in setting a new world recore this past weekend. I am sure he is still feeling it.
0-3 versus 3 -0 in this one and I am sure both teams will still be hungry for the win
Kardinya, perhaps still trying to find the right balance after a few player losses will look forward to playing back on their home deck and find some winning form.
Manning taking all before them so far and seem to be getting the best out of their rinks. They will be looking to continue the winning start to the season, however I think Kardinya will break the duck and just get over the line in this one.
Kardinya 6 – 2.
SAFETY BAY v OSBORNE PARK
C Owen, B McVicar, J Radford, Z Boddy
G Taylor, G Smith, G Hodges, J Hanafee
C Carruthers, S Hide, G Ogg, S Foran
L Piper, R Hall, R Kennedy, S Mulhall INS: OUTS:
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Not the start to the season either side would have hoped for or predicted, but here we are both teams sitting at 0 -3.
Last year’s Premiers struggling at the minute for whatever reason and it won’t be any easier this week as they travel to Safety Bay.
Safety Bay have not found PL to their liking so far, although to be fair they have played all their games so far against other synthetic clubs which somewhat nullifies their home ground advantage.
Having said all that, I do believe Osborne Park, we know have class across the rinks, will find some winning form and continue the rough start to the year for Safety Bay.