Top-four positions heat up

Tantanoola and Robe will fight out a tight contest in Round 11 of Mid South East football on Saturday.

Trevor Jackson

Round 11 of Mid South East football promises a couple of enticing clashes, after the ype last week of the Nangwarry victory.

Robe v Tantanoola

Tantanoola was one of the talking points last round but for the wrong reasons.

The Tigers gave up the points to an elated Nangwarry and will want to return to the winner’s list.

They face the tough prospect of a trip up the coast to Robe, with the Roosters refreshed after a long break due to the Interleague clash and the following bye.

Last time the two sides met the Roosters claimed the honours by 16 points.

However, the Tigers led up to the half-time break before the Roosters clawed their way back.

The Tigers would certainly want to claim the points after last week’s loss and will need to throw everything at the contest.

With fresh legs the Roosters would have to start hot favourites and should claim the points.

Nangwarry v Hatherleigh

Nangwarry comes off a well-publicised victory over Tantanoola last week and would still be riding the wave, even a week later.

Rightly so but the Saints face a huge test this week when they host Hatherleigh.

Any game against the Eagles is a tough test for any club but this week the Saints will feel the rath of the Eagles as they look to atone for last week’s loss.

Hatherleigh went down to Mount Burr after a spirited display of football from the Mozzies.

That would have hurt and the Eagles will no doubt have fine tuned their game plan.

No side takes Nangwarry for granted this season and this week will be no different.

Unfortunately the Saints will not be able to match the rebounding Eagles, even on their home deck and will succumb to the relentless pressure Jake Dowdy’s boys will bring.

Mount Burr v Glencoe

Mount Burr footballers would be feeling quite chuffed after they knocked off the powerhouse Hatherleigh last week.

Unfortunately for Glencoe it will come at a cost.

The Murphies suffered last round at the hands of a well-drilled and polished Kalangadoo and will no doubt bounce back.

However, the Mozzies have been on the improve all season and appear to have found that spark needed to contest for a top-four position.

They crept into the four after Robe’s bye last week and will want to stay there.

After Robe’s bye last week and on the back of that win over Hatherleigh, the Mozzies will claim this one, providing they bring a fast start and play four quarters of football.

Kalangadoo v Kongorong

Kongorong has the unenviable task o f travelling to Kalangadoo to take on the Magpies.

Kalangadoo has hardly put a foot wrong this season, apart from a loss to Hatherleigh.

However, the Magpies bounced back last week with a huge win over Glencoe and will take that momentum with them when the Hawks arrive.

Kongorong put in a solid effort last week against Port MacDonnell, going down in the end but not without putting up a fight.

However, against the Magpies, they, as most sides do, will find themselves wanting.

The Magpies will claim the points and continue to push for premiership glory.