Well, a couple of dominant performances by the now top 2 sides. With covid looming and we can only hope we get through the next 2 rounds as it is coming down to the wire and getting super exciting. Its going to be a thriller in 2 weeks’ time. I can honestly say that the Joondalup boys are clear and free and congratulations to them on a magnificent season thus far. 2 losses and one of them was round 1. They are a worthy side, and I am sure they will hold a good account of themselves in 1 White next season. So, a Big Congrats to the Dolphins. Back to the season drama. I don’t think I have seen it this tight and close. Swan the big losers this week after getting beaten by the Mavericks and the other upset was the View beating the Magpies. Blues comprehensively looking after the Doggies and the Dolphins and Saints dominant.
Joondalup 130 (8) v Stirling 52 (0)
Wayne Neilson 37 v Mane (mick) Marovic 12
Shane Ernest Rixom 29 v Michael Vitale 12
Ben Leggett 28 v Josip Martinovich 17
Jimmy Buchanan 36 v Nick Yaksich 11
Well, I really can’t say much except the Wolves got smacked hard. For memory this would be the largest winning margin I have seen but my memory is not what it use to be but a smashing 78 shot win and 8-0 points. Buchanan and Neilson with 25 shots win each. Rixom with a 17 shot win and Leggett winning by 11 shots. All very comfortable wins and I can now say CONGRATULATIONS to the Dolphins on making one white next year you deserve the praise you have received this year. You have got better each week and I look forward to watching your results next year. The wolves know exactly what they need to do this week. If they don’t beat the Mavericks, this week they have no chance to get out of automatic relegation and will be playing Div 2 next year.
Osborne Park 112 (7) v Bassendean 63 (1)
Charles (lee) Farrell 24 v Graeme Cash 22
Fernando Di Giuseppe 16 v Alan Britton 27
George Smith 26 v Murray Wright 9
Mark Pasalich 46 v Gavin Ekholm 5
What a dominant performance by the Saints with a 49 shot and 7-point win. Pasalich leading from the front with a 46 – 5 slaughtering of Ekholm, That’s a bloody rugby score line. I actually had to read it twice as my brain didn’t register. Smith touching up Wright by 17 shots. Farrell winning by 2 over Cash and Britton having an exceptional win over Di Guiseppe by 11 for the Lions. The Lions now in 8th but on the same amount of points as the Mavericks. They need rinks and points to survive in 1 Blue. The Saints move now into 2nd giving themselves a great opportunity to play finals.
North Beach 96 (7) v Yokine 60 (1)
Alan Howe 13 v Wayne Coffey 18
Peter Augustson 32 v Trevor McGillivray 11
John Bartorillo 31 v Shane Shaw 17
Lee Mitten 20 v Martin Sharp 14
Blues showing, they meant business this week with a 7 point and 36 shot win over the Doggies. Beans showing his class with a hard fought 5 shot win for the Doggies over Howe. Golden boy trying all day against Mitten and went down by 6. But the day was all about Augustson and Bartorillo. Augustson having his foot on Magics throat all day with a 21 shot win and the Sandman getting beaten by 14 shots with a solid performance by the Bartorillo rink. The win now pushes the Blues into 3rd and one point behind the Saints. Doggies now only 2.5 points in front of the View if they lose next week, they could move into relegation playoffs. The Beach boys have given themselves an opportunity to play finals if we get that far.
Doubleview 75 (7) v Warwick 67 (1)
Christopher Hickman 22 v Lindsay Hill 16
Christopher McKenna 24 v Jon Borkowski 17
Brandon Heta 17 v Geoffrey Hinge 14
Ben Willesee 12 v Wayne Wyatt 20
What a great win by the View. Wyatt busting his hump to get as many shots as possible over Willesee in the end 8 for the Magpies. It just wasn’t enough with McKenna, Hickman, and Heta getting wins for the View with 7, 6, 3 shots respectively. The big news is now the View are only 2.5 points behind the Doggies and with them playing each other this week at the Doghouse, the View have the first opportunity this season to get themselves out of relegation playoffs. Magpies will be disappointed with their performance this week as they are only 3 points in front of the View. With an easier home game, they need to collect as many points as possible as they have the Saints away in the last round.
Morley 95 (7) v Swan 69 (1)
Lindsay Sanders 21 v David Park 20
Wayne Mitchell 30 v Rodney Revell 11
Victor Orchard 23 v Tony Natalotto 13
Murray Robinson 21 v Paul Kelly 25
What an awesome result for the Mavericks beating the second top side at home and drag themselves off bottom and move themselves to 9th with opportunity to get out of automatic relegation this week. Swan will be kicking themselves this week, but they weren’t even close to winning this week and the Mavericks showed they really can play at this level. Sanders scrapping home by 1over Park. Mitchell and Orchard with great wins, 19, 10 shots over Revell and Natalotto. I cannot speak how good these performances were against Top 10 skips. Kelly the shining light for Swan with a hard fought 4 shot win over Robinson. But the damage was done and Swannies could rue this lose in a couple of weeks, big game this week for the Mavericks as they play the Wolves and both sides desperate for points to get in front of the Lions before the season finishes.