SFL & SFLW Round 5 2018
SFL media conference,
10.30am Friday 27th April
North Hobart Oval
Claremont & Huonville Lions in attendance. Watch It Live by clicking here
This is one of the most intriguing rounds of SFL matches for many seasons with highlights galore expected across all matches. With SFL selectors keeping a close eye on action for the July Intra State Match v the NTFA now is the time for players to be shining.
Round five of the SFL kicks off at Boyer Oval on Saturday in the earlier time slot of 1.30pm as the Eagles host the Tigers in four matches (colts, reserves, seniors & women). The Eagles will be looking to retain the Trevor Leo Cup against former TFL rival Hobart. Both teams are coming off losses last week, the Tigers going down at home to Cygnet by one solitary point whilst the more youthful 2018 Eagles could not match the Lions at Huonville. Could this be a draw and thrill the crowd at Boyer. Cygnet host the Sharks at Kermandie Oval. Both teams were winners last week and both will be looking to have successive victories to stay close to the current top five. The Sharks had a massive win last week at home against the Robins. Hunt starred up forward last week so will be interesting to see which end of the ground he lines up at this week.
The Sharks to win by 7points. At Anzac Park the Blues get to have their first home match of the season at its traditional home. The boys will be looking to rebound after a round three loss to the Mont at Abbotsfield Park. Sorell were impressionable last week at home against Claremont and will be looking to fully test the Blues as well. Lindisfarne to prevail by 23 points.
This week’s match of the round has the unbeaten Claremont at home against the impressive Huonville Lions. The youth and speed of the Lions has been impressive to date and will be vital in their pursuit of the Pies. For the Mont, Allison, Bowden & Potter have all been dynamic to date and these experienced players may be just the difference at match end. Claremont to win by 11 points.
ROUND 5 April 28
New Norfolk v Hobart (1.30pm)
Cygnet v Dodges Ferry (Kermandie) (2.00pm)
Claremont v Huonville Lions (2.00pm)
Lindisfarne v Sorell (2.00pm)
Round five of the SFLW commences Friday evening at Anzac Park with reigning premier the Blues taking on the Ladies from Lauderdale. The Bombers have performed well in games to date currently undefeated so will be interesting to see how the measure up against the Blues. The Blues should win in their first home match of the season.
University travel down to Kermandie this Saturday morning to tackle the PORT. Both teams have been performing reasonably but without reward. The Port may start favourite to open their account with home win. At Boyer both the Eagles & Tigers will be fully tested on the large Boyer Oval with one of the two to post there first victory as a team. Might be the Tigers on the Prowl. The final match this weekend has the Demons hosting the Suns at the Bike Track Sunday at 2.30pm. The Suns currently unbeaten will be confident to continue on a winning streak, however the Demons will be keen to conquer at home.
ROUND 5 April 27-29
Lindisfarne Blues v Lauderdale Anzac Park Friday 7.30pm
The Port v University Kermandie Saturday 10.00am
New Norfolk v Hobart Tigers Boyer Saturday 4.00pm
North Hobart v South East Suns New Town Sunday 2.30pm