Ex-KNTFL players to spice up SANFL grand final

The SANFL grand final is set to be a mouth-watering contest between the Port Adelaide Magpies and this season's minor premiers Glenelg.

This year's contest is expected to pique the interest of many South East residents, with a plethora of ex-KNTFL players expected to showcase their talents at Adelaide Oval on Sunday, September 22.

With the KNTFL being a Glenelg zone, a number of the league's best footballers have progressed to wear the famous yellow and black over the years.

The Bays are expected to name former Lucindale pair Brad McCarthy and Will Gould, with the latter expected to be first-round selection in November's AFL National Draft.

Former Kybybolite player Andrew Bradley is also expected to play in Sunday's decider.

Port Adelaide's side is full of AFL listed talent, however, there is still room for a number of ex-KNTFL players.

One of the biggest former KNTFL players expected to run out on Sunday will be AFL-listed player and former Kybybolite junior, Jack Trengove.

Trengove has averaged 31 disposals per-game in the SANFL season, resulting in him finishing equal fifth in last week's Magarey Medal.

Joining Trengove in the club's prison bar jumper will be Naracoorte-born Cameron Sutcliffe, who played 104 games for Fremantle before being picked up by Port Adelaide in the AFL's mid-season draft.

Hopefully getting onto the end of a number of bullet passes from Trengove and Sutcliffe is former Padthaway sharp-shooter Tobin Cox.

Although the forward has had the 'yips' in front of goal, most notably after kicking 2.5 against the Adelaide Crows in the Qualifying Final, Cox is expected to play a massive role if the Magpies are to break their 20 year premiership drought.

In the AFL, Brisbane Lions duo Lincoln McCarthy and Lachie Neale were knocked out of the AFL finals series after a thrilling three point loss to Greater Western Sydney last Saturday.

A former Bordertown junior, McCarthy kicked 20 goals this season, while former Kybybolite junior Neale is expected to poll well in this year's Brownlow Medal.

Former Mundulla junior Mitchell Hinge also managed to play two games for Brisbane this year.

The KNTFL has long been a breeding ground for elite footballing talent, and South East locals are encouraged to keep their eyes glued to the television on Sunday afternoon.