Lucindale will take on Penola in another huge game of KNTFL footy this weekend.
The match-up is clearly the game of the round with Penola still undefeated and Lucindale only suffering its first loss for the season last week.
Both sides will be without key players, with Lucindale missing coach Ryan McInerney again, as well as goalkicking on-baller Tom Logan and utility Henry Legoe.
Penola will be without goalkicker and ex-coach Adam Merrett, as well as solid A graders Matt Berkefeld, Jacob Pfitzner and Dale Bunnik.
But both teams will line up strongly and it’s a toss of the coin on who will come out on top. Penola would love to add the big scalp of Lucindale to the one it grabbed against Keith in round 4.
Naracoorte v K/L United
Naracoorte opened its account for the year last week, but unfortunately now comes up against the top team, undefeated KLU. The KLU Cougars have not set a foot wrong and knocked off one of their main challengers last week in Lucindale, so they will be supremely confident here.
Bordertown v Mundulla
The clash of the old Tatiara rivals will as always be a feisty affair. Mundulla will be warm favourites after starting the year fairly, while Bordertown is still improving after a disappointing 2018 and the Roosters will be competitive without probably causing an upset.
Keith v Kingston
Both of these sides have been a bit unpredictable. Keith is now rolling along a little better with an excellent last three-and-a-half quarters last week against Mundulla, and they can now start to build a bit of momentum with some slightly easier games over the next three weeks.
The Saints would be rueing last week’s loss to Border Districts and if they can channel a bit of that frustration this week they will be very competitive against the highly favoured Keith side.
Border Districts v Kybybolite
Who knows what will happen here? A fortnight ago Kyby would have been firm favourites, but since then the Tigers have capitulated against Kingston, then Borders came out and dominated Kingston the very next week.
On that form, Borders now assume favouritism, but if Kyby can repeat the sort of form that produced a match-winning nine-goal final quarter against Mundulla in round 3, they’ll be hard to beat.
Padthaway has the bye this week.