Friday, May 13, 2016

Footy preview - Round 7

Southern Football League match preview
Round 7 - Provided by SFL League Management

Hobart v New Norfolk at the TCA Ground, 2pm Saturday
THE Tigers had a big win against Cygnet last weekend and moved up to 3rd place on the ladder, while New Norfolk sits at 8th. The Tigers have played great games of football so far this season and coach Steve Woods says the team is really happy with its start to the year.

New Norfolk lost to Huonville last weekend, but won against Brighton the week before - for the team's first premiership points this season. The Eagles need to put their foot down in the midfield and win some contested ball to show just how good they can be and return to being the respected competitor they have been for so long in the SFL.

The Tigers also need to maintain their work ethic on field to lock in third spot on the ladder and maybe even advance to challenge the benchmark teams in Claremont and Lindisfarne. This game will be a good match to watch with both teams expected to give it their absolute everything.

Huonville v Brighton at Huonville, 2pm
Both teams are after big wins this weekend as they are both sitting next to each other on the ladder, but after Huonville’s convincing win over New Norfolk last weekend, the Lions are tipped to prevail again.

Sorell v Lindisfarne at Pembroke Park, 2pm
Sorell remains without a win this season and Lindisfarne remains undefeated, so both teams will be very keen for a win, Lindisfarne needing to maintain its position as the clear ladder leader and the Eagles needing a win to move themselves from their season of discontent so far.

Dodges Ferry v Claremont at Shark Park, 2pm
The reigning premiers are on their way to Shark Park to play off against Dodges Ferry. This will be a hotly contested match because both teams are after important wins to advance their position in the competition.

BYE: Cygnet

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