Round 3 Fixtures…

Round 3 sees some important games with Tathra hosting Pambula among the pick of the bunch whilst the Giants host Narooma in the latest installment of the most Northern rivalry.

Eden v Narooma (Dickinson Oval) 2:30pm
Tathra v Pambula (Lawrence Park) 2:30pm
Merimbula- Bye
BrouleeMoruya v Narooma (Kyla Park) 1:10pm
Bermagui v Merimbula (Dickinson Oval) 1:10pm
Tathra v Pambula (Lawrence Park) 1:10pm
Eden v Bega (Eden Football Ground) 11:30am
BrouleeMoruya v Narooma (Kyla Park) 11:50am
Tathra v Pambula (Lawrence Park) 11:50am
Merimbula- Bye

Round 3 Preview
Eden v Narooma
It was a tough start to Narooma’s season last weekend with the Lions falling to the Diggers in their first game of the season. The Lions only lost one regular season game last season and Narooma will be looking to bounce back against a winless Eden team. After two tough losses, Eden will be looking to put together a four quarter performance and challenge the Lions for four quarters. Player to Watch: Tim Wong, The Whaler has been in an under for the first two games of the season. Prediction: Narooma by 30 points.

Tathra v Pambula
This weekend sees a battle between the top two sides. Pambula have had two solid wins against a much improved Merimbula side whilst also beating Eden on home soil. Coming off the bye, the Sea Eagles will be fresh to take on the ladder leaders and home ground advantage at Lawrence Park will be huge with Pambula prefering the bigger grounds. This match will show who will challenge come finals time in 2018. Player to Watch: Sean Smith, The experienced Panther leads the goal kicking race after two rounds and has looked extremely dangerous inside the forward 50 in 2018. Prediction: Pambula by 15 points.

The Whalers take on Bega this weekend at home and it should be a straight forward four points for the girls in red and white. Four points against a weakened Pambula due to groovin the moo has Eden full of confidence whilst Bega come into this weekends match off the back of a loss against the Giants. Bega were competative for 3 quarters last weekend although it will be a tougher game this weekend. After a tough loss last weekend against Eden, it doesn’t get much easier for Pambula who take on Tathra this weekend. After finishing third in 2017 the Panthers could be 0-2 to start the season after Tathra had a solid win last weekend. Bermagui host Merimbula this weekend and an early win for either side will give the winner a huge boost of confidence that they can play finals football in 2018. Up north the Giants host Narooma in what could be the game of the round. Both sides come into round 3 off the back of a round 2 win and bragging rights for the two northern clubs is up for grabs. Player to Watch: Hayley Spink, The Whaler spent the majority of last weekends game in the middle and was one of Edens best in their win against Pambula. Prediction: Bermagui, Narooma, Tathra & Eden.

Under 16’s
BrouleeMoruya v Narooma (Kyla Park) 10:30am
Bermagui v Merimbula (Dickinson Oval) 11:50am
Tathra v Pambula (Lawrence Park) 10:30am
Under 14’s
Bermagui v Merimbula (Dickinson Oval) 10:30am
Tathra v Pambula (Lawrence Park) 9:10am
BrouleeMoruya v Bega (Kyla Park) 2:30pm
Under 12’s
Eden v Bega (Eden Football Ground) 10:00am
BrouleeMoruya v Narooma (Kyla Park) 9:10am
Bermagui v Merimbula (Dickinson Oval) 9:10am
Tathra v Pambula (Lawrence Park) 8:00am

Round 3 Preview
Under 16’s
The Lions were extremely impressive last weekend and will be looking to back up win number one with another solid performance against the Giants. With a number of key players away for the Giants in their first game this match is shaping up to be a battle between the two northern sides and could come down to the wire. Bermagui will be looking for win number one this weekend as they take on Merimbula who is also winless in 2018. Both teams will be looking to play finals in 2018 and will have a chance to make up ground with Tathra hosting Pambula after wins in round 2. The Sea Eagles will be able to measure themselves against the league leaders this weekend after Pambula were much too strong for an undermanned Giants side last weekend. Player to Watch: Harrison Bromwhich, the Narooma speedster was best on for Narooma last weekend in a solid start for the Lions in their win. Prediction: Merimbula, Narooma & Pambula.

Under 14’s
2017 Premiers, Pambula got off to a great season in 2018. The Panthers got off to a great start last weekend kicking 13 goals to 1 in the first three quarters and the Panthers will be looking to do the same again this weekend against Tathra. The Sea Eagles have a tough start to the season coming up against last years two grand finalists and will be looking to take it to Pambula this weekend. The Diggers will be looking to bounce back this weekend against Bermagui. The Diggers were much improved in last weekends fourth quarter and will be looking to carry that momentum into this weekends match. The Breakers bounced back from last years grand final with a solid win against Tathra. The Giants were too good for Bega last weekend in Bega after a solid pre-season and the Giants will host the Bombers this week. After missing th four in 2017, the Giants have gotten their season off to a good start and will be looking to make it better this weekend. Player to Watch: Jai Van Camp, The Panther kicked 5 last weekend in Pambula’s win and was amongst the teams best in their big win. Prediction: Bermagui, Pambula & Giants.

Under 12’s
It was a great start to the under 12’s season in Round 2 with some classic games along with some upsets for the round. Merimbula and Narooma look like they will be tough to beat again in 2018 as they played out another classic game. After a one point win last weekend the Diggers have another important match this weekend against the 2017 premiers in Bermagui in what could be another classic contest. The Sea Eagles were highly competative for 3 quarters against bermagui last weekend and will be confident against Pambula this weekend who are also coming off a loss to rivals Eden. In what could already be an important game, look for this to be another entertaining contest. The Whalers and Bombers were impressive last weekend and take on each other this weekend. Both teams are looking at a top 4 place after their week one wins and homeground advntage could be important. Two wins to start the season would help either side take big strides towards a top four spot. In the final match the Lions will be looking for four points against the Giants. Last years finalists will be looking to get back on track against the Giants who competed hard for three quarters against Bega in last weekends contest. Player to Watch: Brett Evans, Last year was Bermagui’s full back although made an impact up forward last weekend for the Breakers kicking two goals for the reigning premiers. Prediction: Narooma, Merimbula, Tathra & Eden.