The South Eastern Times : August 7th 2014
MID SOUTH EAST FOOTBALL 31 is at fever pitch In the case of the Murphies, they have the twin targets in attack of Mick McLean and Alex Hentschke. Although the incentive is there for the visitors to win, it will be the home team achieving a big turnaround from the May 31 result which was a 67 point hiding. PREDICTION Glencoe by 10 points Nangwarry v Tantanoola THE best case scenario for the Tigers will be an injuryfree and decisive victory. This would guarantee the team a berth in the finals and a fortnight’s break until it plays in its third consecutive first semi-final. The worst case scenario would be have an injury-plagued and confidence-destroying loss and have both Hatherleigh and Port MacDonnell win well. In this case, the Tigers would have to wait another week until the end of round 18 to see if a place in the top four was still theirs. Although ex-skipper Brett Lindner will be returning from suspension and the team has had a fortnight’s break, the Saints will start as underdogs. Man-for-man, Tantanoola is a far more talented team. It is all about kicking goals and this is where Tantanoola has Robbie Versace and Glen Gascoyne back in form. In the past two weeks, the pair have booted 26 goals between them and are cherry ripe at the business end of the season. As a sidelight, the Nangwarry Football Club is looking to maximise the attendance on Saturday by making it the annual sponsors’ day as well as the 20th anniversary reunion of the 1994 premiership team. Under the leadership of Phil Muhovics (who died in 2010), the Saints defeated Ashleigh Barnett’s Tantanoola Tigers at the Bay by a comfortable margin in the season decider. PREDICTION: Tantanoola by 25 points Robe v Kongorong THE end of the minor round probably can’t come quick enough for these two clubs. With the talent at their disposal, it has been hard to fathom some of the scores which they have conceded in recent weeks. There won’t be much to reflect on when 2014 is written up in the annals of the two clubs. By the midway mark of the season, any chance of a berth in the finals had gone for both the Hawks and the Roosters. At one stage, it appeared the Roosters and the Hawks would be cheering on Mail Medal night in Millicent on August 25 as some silverware might have been heading their way. There are still hopes for veteran Kongorong forward John Simkin and new Robe coach Dylan Coxon to be called to the stage on the night-of-nights of the MSEFL. With 48 goals, Simkin is nine in arrears of the competition’s leading goalscorer who is Anthony Kilsby, of Kalangadoo. Simkin is an outside chance to win the trophy as he plays lowly Nangwarry in the final round on August 16. On the other hand, Kilsby has the bye this Saturday and then has to deal with ladder leader Mount Burr when the home-and-away season ends a week later. In the case of Coxon, he was at unbackable odds to win the Mail Medal at the mid-point of the season. The team hierarchy had rated him highly in the best players in the opening 10 matches of the season. However, Coxon received no such mentions in the three matches played by the Roosters in the month of July. The reigning KNTFL best and fairest winner was back in the best players list on Saturday. Perhaps Simkin will get a bag of goals and Coxon will poll a swag of votes but the outcome will otherwise have little impact on the competition. PREDICTION Robe by 10 points THE SPUD: Tom Edwards of Glencoe in action against Kongorong last week. WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Thursday 7 1149am 1.1 0746pm 0.5 Friday BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES - - 8 1130am 1.2 0725pm 0.5 1101pm 0.6 - - - - - Saturday 9 0410am 0.6 1157am 1.3 0749pm 0.5 1143pm 0.7 Sunday 10 0418am 0.5 1227pm 1.3 0818pm 0.5 - Max 15°C Min 7°C Clearing Shower Chance of Rain - 40% Thursday Max 15°C Min 6°C Mostly Sunny Chance of Rain - 30% Friday Max 15°C Min 6°C Possible Shower Chance of Rain - 90% Saturday Max 13°C Min 7°C Possible Shower Chance of Rain - 90% Sunday Max 13°C Min 5°C Possible Shower Chance of Rain -90% Monday Thursday Cloudy. Isolated showers until evening, more frequent in the south. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15. Friday Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15. Saturday Partly cloudy. Isolated showers developing in the afternoon. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16. Coastal: Thursday Winds Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly in the late morning. Seas Around 1 metre. Swell Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres. Friday Winds North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell Southwest to westerly 2.5 to 3 metres. 648450 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au The South Eastern Times, Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 31 Thursday 7 1201pm 1.1 0758pm 0.5 Friday ROBE TIDE TIMES - - 8 1142am 1.2 0737pm 0.5 1113pm 0.6 - - - - - Saturday 9 0422am 0.6 1209pm 1.3 0801pm 0.5 1155pm 0.7 Sunday 10 0430am 0.5 1239pm 1.3 0830pm 0.5 - Thursday 7th Friday 8th Saturday 9th Sunday 10th Sunrise 7:01 Sunset 5:26 Sunrise 7:00 Sunset 5:27 Sunrise 6:59 Sunset 5:28 Sunrise 6:58 Sunset 5:29 TAMING A TIGER: Nangwarry’s Jake McKeon lays a strong tackle on Tantanoola Tiger, Lyndon Smith. JUMPING JACK FLASH: Hatherleigh onballer, Jack Sullivan. RUNNING ROOSTER: Robe’s Jacob Wood.
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