Round 4 is the last week for teams to make an impression before final grading and the fixturing is set for the rest of the season.
With that in mind, here are some interesting match ups we’re looking forward to this weekend, thanks to Pepper Money.
Under 18 Girls – Beaumaris vs Ashwood
Sunday 1.00pm, Beaumaris Secondary College
The Sharks will be out to inflict Ashwood’s first loss of the season when the two sides meet at Beaumaris Secondary College on Sunday afternoon. Beaumaris went down to a slick East Malvern outfit last week but were certainly competitive and will be hoping to match that effort this week against the Magpies.
Under 17 Boys Division 1 – Bentleigh vs Dingley
Sunday 11.00am, Bentleigh Reserve
Bentleigh will be out to make it four wins from four stars this weekend as they host the Dingoes at Bentleigh Reserve. Dingley have one win to their name thus far and their two losses game against strong sides in Mordialloc Braeside and St Peters. The Demons are averaging 72 points per game so far this year so the Dingoes will need to limit their scoring options.
Under 17 Boys Division 2 – Caulfield Bears vs Cheltenham
Sunday 1.15pm, Koornang Park
Caulfield will be looking for its third win of the season as they host Cheltenham on Sunday. The Bears sit comfortably 2-0 after two games, but the Panthers are the best placed team to have not yet had a bye, sitting at 2-1 and looking to add a third win to their record. All signs point to this being a very entertaining game.
Under 16 Boys Division 2 – Ormond vs Dingley
Sunday 9.45am, E.E Gunn Reserve
Ormond managed to keep their spotless record intact last week, sneaking past Oakleigh by just two points in what was their toughest test so far this season. The Dingoes are also showing early season promise, with a 2-1 record and a healthy dose of percentage having scored 270 points from their three matches.
Under 16 Girls – Mordialloc Braeside vs East Sandringham
Sunday 11.30am, Walter Galt Reserve
Mordialloc Braeside will be looking to leapfrog East Sandringham on the ladder when the two sides meet at Walter Galt Reserve on Sunday. Their records suggest they will be evenly matched with both teams sitting at 2-1 and the winner of this match will be nicely placed as they head into the middle part of the season.
Under 15 Boys Division 1 – St Kilda City vs East Malvern
Sunday 11.00am, Peanut Farm
The Saints will look to add a fourth with to their record when they meet East Malvern at Peanut Farm on Sunday morning. The Knights were outdone by ladder leaders Mordialloc Braeside last week while St Kilda City accounted for East Brighton. East Malvern could move into third spot with a win, pending the outcome of Ajax vs Mordialloc Braeside.
Under 14 Mixed – St Peters vs St Paul’s Highett Doggies
Sunday 10.00am, Centenary Park
Another pair of evenly matched sides on paper, St Peters and the hybrid St Paul’s Highett Doggies will meet on Sunday looking to add to their two respective wins from the first three rounds. The Doggies accounted for Brighton Beach last week in a close contest, while St Peters were dispatched by Hampton and will be looking to atone this Sunday.
Under 14 Girls Red – South Melbourne vs East Sandringham
Sunday 10.15am, Albert Park Oval 9
The Swans meet the Zebras at Albert Park on Sunday with both sides chasing their second win for the year. This game could present the opportunity for one team to boost their percentage after coming up against some very strong teams in the early rounds.
Under 13 Mixed Division 4 – Port Melbourne South Melbourne vs East Brighton Vampires
Sunday 9.00am, Albert Park Oval 11
This game could be a good old-fashioned shootout with both teams having a percentage well over 300. The Vampires have played one less game but have been no less impressive in their two matches, conceding just 31 points across both fixtures. Port/South Melbourne have also been strong defensively, giving up 39 points to opposition in their three games.