After a week off for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, all teams are back on deck for the next round of the 2019 season.
Here’s the Pepper Money Preview for Round 7 and the games we’ll be keeping an eye on.
Under 18 Girls Division 1 – East Brighton Vampires vs Hampton Rovers
Sunday 10.30am, Moorleigh Reserve
With both sides coming off losses the week before the bye, they will be keen to turn their fortunes around at Moorleigh Reserve on Sunday. Scoring just one goal each in Round 6, some more attacking football will be the first thing on the agenda for the Vampires and Rovers.
Under 18 Girls Division 2 – St Paul’s McKinnon vs St Kilda City
Sunday 3.00pm, McKinnon Reserve
One of these two teams will chalk up their first Division 2 win of the season on Sunday when St Paul’s McKinnon hosts St Kilda City. The Demons were outpointed by Mordialloc Braeside in Round 6 while City had a bye, so there’s plenty to play for.
Under 17 Boys Division 1 – Dingley vs St Bedes/Mentone Tigers
Sunday 3.00pm, Souter Reserve
Dingley and St Bedes/Mentone Tigers will be looking to keep pace with the top four in this mid-table clash. Dingley have split their Division 1 games 1-1 so far, while the Tigers have one loss from their only start.
Under 17 Boys Division 2 – Cheltenham vs Murrumbeena
Sunday 1.30pm, Le Page Park
There are six teams sitting at 1-1 in Division 2 and two of them will meet at Le Page Park on Sunday afternoon. Both the Panthers and Murrumbeena ran adrift last round and will be looking to turn the tables to stay in touch with the top four.
Under 16 Boys Division 3 – St Paul’s Highett Doggies vs East Sandringham Rovers
Sunday 11.10am, Highett Reserve
The two hybrid teams in Division 3 will face off at Highett Reserve on Sunday. Both the Doggies and Rovers have one win to their name so far and a second will see them comfortably positioned inside the top four.
Under 16 Girls – St Peters vs Port Melbourne Colts
Sunday 1.15pm, Centenary Park
St Peters will be looking to break its duck in Division 1 when it hosts Port Melbourne Colts, who sit at 1-1 and just one spot above them on the ladder. The Colts will be confident after a win over Waverley Park Hawks before the week off, so St Peters will need to bring their best.
Under 15 Boys Division 1 – Mordialloc Braeside vs St Kilda City
Sunday 1.00pm, Walter Galt Reserve
Mordialloc Braeside can announce itself as the dominant side of Division 1 this weekend if they can overcome St Kilda City. The Mustangs currently sit 2-0 and a third win would see them sitting pretty near the top of the ladder with a healthy percentage. St Kilda city will also be looking to continue its unbeaten run.
Under 14 Girls Division 2 – East Malvern vs Beaumaris
Sunday 3.30pm, Stanley Grose Reserve
Second-placed Beaumaris travels to play fifth-placed East Malvern on Sunday, with both sides sitting and 1-1 and the winner to keep pace with the undefeated Port Melbourne Colts. The Sharks were comfortable winners against Brighton Beach in Round 7, while East Malvern lost to Hampton Rovers in a low-scoring contest.
Under 14 Mixed Division 1 – Mordialloc Braeside vs East Brighton Vampires
Sunday 11.30am, Walter Galt Reserve
Mordialloc Braeside will have its chance to get a win on the board this week when East Brighton Vampires travel to Walter Galt Reserve. With both sides losing in Round 6, this game is a great chance to get back onto the winner’s list.
Under 13 Mixed Division 3 – Oakleigh vs East Brighton Vampires
Sunday 1.00pm, W.A. Scammell Reserve
Oakleigh Dragons will be looking make it three wins on the bounce when host the Vampires on Sunday afternoon. The Dragons breezed past Caulfield in Round 6 to ensure their percentage is the highest of any team in Division 3, so the Vampires will need their best footy to knock them over.