Sunday, March 18, 2018

The classic eight point game

Editor June 28, 2017

1360 Tips1360 FixtureTHIS week in Goulburn Valley Football League (GVFL) footy we have three games that will put eight points between their opponents or have them equal on points as we head towards the finals. This is the round that could set seasons up or make it a struggle to be a contender.

The Seymour Lions travel to Deakin Reserve to take on the Shepparton Bears who are full of confidence after a solid win last week in Rowan Hiscock’s 200th game. Saad Saad was back to his best last week with nine goals for Seymour and loves Deakin Reserve. A spot in the top three is up for grabs here and this will be a beauty. The Bears will be hoping big Ash Holland is back and after booting seven goals each last week, Luke Smith and James Wong will be chock full of confidence. The Bears to win at home.

Benalla welcome Euroa from down the Hume Highway and the Magpies are the real deal this year. Once again it’s a top three spot up for grabs and the Saints need to win. They came up short last week against the premiership favourites in Kyabram but will enjoy being back at home. The Magpies are hot and will keep their second spot on the ladder intact.

The other eight point game is at the other end of the ladder and will be hotly contested by Shepparton Swans and Shepparton United who are rebuilding but wanting to avoid the wooden spoon. The Demons have a few injuries and have been undermanned in recent weeks with heavy losses. Jack Norman and Harrison Osborne have been good and are the future. The Swannies have improved lately and will see this as a great opportunity for a win. Dylan Kerr, BJ Squire, Nathan Terlich and Andrew Riordan have been solid and would love these four points. Could be a tie this one.