The highlight of this weekend’s round of KNTFL football will be the 50th anniversary celebrations at Padthaway.
The Lions are fourth on the ladder and in top form having beaten Penola last week and they host old rivals Naracoorte (11th) on a big day for the club.
Naracoorte has put some solid performances together this season and pushed Keith all the way last weekin a pleasing result.
Coached by former Padthaway player and multiple best and fairest winner Brett Gould, Naracoorte would love to cause an upset on Padthaway's big day, but equally the home side will be desperate to get a good win on what will be a huge reunion day for the club, and the Lions should get up in front of a big crowd.
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Probably the best match-up for the round will be Keith (3rd) v Mundulla (1st), with both sides having lost only one game for the season so far.
Mundulla is in ripping form and has an awesome percentage which was only enhanced by last week’s thumping 226-point win over Kingston, but Keith has done nothing wrong and will give itself a chance on the Crows’ home deck.
It will be a 50-50 contest, with the winner possibly moving to premiership favouritism (although Lucindale and Penola are still well in that mix as well).
The other three games should be easier to select, with in-form Lucindale (2nd) likely to be too good for Bordertown (9th) despite the Roosters winning their first game for the season last week.
Unfortunately Bordertown might be a little weaker this week through the absence of Curtis McCarthy who will return to Glenelg, while Ty Devitt is also out.
Lucindale will be missing gun on-baller Tom Logan, while Sam Graetz has also been named as an out despite being due to play his 150th game for the Roos.
K/L United (7th) should climb a little closer to the top five with a win over a struggling Kingston (8th) at Kaniva, with the Saints unfortunately due up for their second big trip in a fortnight having travelled to Mundulla to take a big beating last week.
Penola (4th) will be keen to bounce back from a surprise loss to Padthaway last weekend with a big performance against Border Districts (10th).
Kybybolite (6th) has the bye this week.