Southern Football League
Round 4 Preview
Round 4 Preview
ROUND 4 of the 2013 SFL season is played this Saturday and the games look like they could all be closely fought contests after results from Round 3. The Eastern Shore will be humming with SFL action as Sorell, Dodges Ferry and Lindisfarne all host home games, whilst action will also return to the Twin Ovals at Kingston and Abbotsfield Park Claremont. The question will be raised as to whether Kingborough can maintain its undefeated run as dependent on results. Anyone from position 1 to 5 on the ladder could be sitting in top spot by the end of this Round 4.
Dodges Ferry v New Norfolk at Shark Park at 2pm Saturday
DODGES Ferry returns home from a win on the road in a tight game against the East Coast Bombers last weekend to host last year’s premiers New Norfolk at Shark Park this weekend. After dropping their first game against Claremont in Round 1 the Eagles have delivered a much improved performance.
There is no harder task in the competition than playing against reigning premier New Norfolk. Coach Jon Murray has the boys back in great form as they trounced Sorell at Boyer by 129 points last Saturday.
The Sharks' defenders will need to keep an eye on Nathan Ross, Clint Curtain and Zeke Gardam who have all been amongst the goals in the first three rounds for the Eagles. If Dodges can keep it tight and not allow the Eagles too many avenues to goal they are a big chance to snare an upset win at home.
The experience of Jamie Curran and Simon Lampkin will be critical and Brad Jackson is sure to be given a key shutdown task for the Sharks. It’s expected that the Eagles will be too strong and register their third win for the season.
Report provided for publication by Ben Harrison
SFL Football Operations Management