Around the Grounds Round 13

It’s round 13 but there’s still plenty to play out as we near the pointy end of the Warrnambool and District league home-and-away season.

In the senior football, Merrivale’s top-three clash with Allansford looks an absolute blockbuster.

The Cats took the points in a narrow win when the sides met in round four but the Tigers might fancy their chances this time around following the returns of some key players.

A win for the ladder-leading Cats would go a long way to ensuring they finish top three at season’s end.

Dennington must prevail against Old Collegians to maintain its grip on fifth spot.

The Dogs are on track for their first finals berth in years however there are three teams below them on the same points.

The Warriors may not have Essendon great Matthew Lloyd playing for them this week but are coming off back-to-back victories and would love a third.

Two of those teams fighting for fifth go head-to-head when Kolora-Noora hosts Panmure.

Both outfits suffered losses in round 12 and will be hping to bounce back quickly.

In the A-grade netball, it’s hard to go past Merrivale’s match-up against Allansford.

A thriller was played out between the two contenders in round four which the Tigers won by two goals.

A win to either team would just about sew up a top-three finish.

Elsewhere, there is a lot on the line in Dennington and Old Collegians’ clash.

The Dogs are fifth but need a win to have any chance of putting some breathing room between them and the teams below.

Victory for the Warriors could have them sitting in equal-fifth at the rounds end.

Matt Hughes,
Sports Journalist

The Standard