After a predictable round 1 we have some even encounters between well matched teams in round 2, picking winners will be difficult.
KALAMUNDA v MT LAWLEY

KALAMUNDA
A Bartlett, D Wooltorton, H Clifford, M Thomas
R Cooper, R Pringle, B Farrant, M Clancy
W Olive, P Pringle, G McDonald, M Lane
P Townsend, N Bycroft, D Guy, V Hughes
INS: G McDonald
OUTS: M Jokic

MT LAWLEY
M Masel, J Cottier jnr, S Connell, P Callison
A Einfeld, A Graham, T McElvenny, M Glasson
L Kelly, C Lenzo, P Roberts, J Fielding
P Sinden, M Palumbo, R Armstrong, K Scott
INS: No change
OUTS:

Kalamunda performed above my expectations in round 1 while Mt Lawley won as expected against North Beach. The Lawley boys travel to Kalamunda and the question is will they be able to handle a fast synthetic green which is so different from what they play on at home and this does present Kalamunda with a significant home ground advantage. I think that My Lawley can win, and do want to prove that they belong in Division 1 but I do tip them without any great confidence.
Kalamunda 2 Mt Lawley 6

SWAN v QUINNS ROCKS

SWAN
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QUINNS ROCKS
J Berecz, A Barker, R Thomas, S Cavanagh
B Axford, S Smith, D McKenzie, M Tomasso
M Hinchcliffe, C Bartle, M Ong, L Johnson
C Parr, B Crawford, R Cole, E Moore
INS: No change
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Two teams that I suspect will be challenging for finals year end. Both winners last week thought Quinns had the tougher encounter against Yokine as Swan easily accounted for a weak Stirling side away from home. It a Swan home game which presents a challenge picking a winner. I do believe that Quinns are the power team in Blue North and while I though they could have been more convincing against Yokine at home I think they will win in a close contest.
Swan 2 Quinns Rock 6

WANNEROO v MUNDARING

WANNEROO
C Tee, D Burns, M Brown, D Hampton
M Nievelstein, J Miller, A Wright, G Jack
G White, B McMonagle, P McGinn, J Tailor
K Toster, G Scorer, P Gooch, C Johnson
INS: J Tailor, J Miller
OUTS: P Geus, J Weir

MUNDARING
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Wanneroo were hammered by the good Doubleview side last week while Mundaring were unimpressive winners at home against Kalamunda. I suspect that these sides will both finish bottom 4 this year and on that basis I will be tipping the home side in what should be a close game.
Wanneroo 6 Mundaring 2

YOKINE v DOUBLEVIEW

YOKINE
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DOUBLEVIEW
G Herriot, J Bessant, B Pearce, A Faulkner
A Wetzler, S Whitfield, D Hayden, F Williamson
G Nelson, C McKenna, K Cornell, M Fredericks
E Johnson, M McKeague, B Leed, S Curtis
INS: No change
OUTS:

The match of the round, Yokine losing, but impressive, away from home against Quinns last week while Doubleview did what they should have done and got full points at home against Wanneroo. Both strong sides, quality front and back ends and both accustomed to playing on quick grass greens which may somewhat negate Yokine's home ground advantage. I am going to select the away side, just a little bit more even across all rinks than Yokine but I will far from surprised if I am wrong.
Yokine 2 Doubleview 6

NORTH BEACH v STIRLING

NORTH BEACH
P Augustson, G Yabuka, D Anderson, B Brown
J Bartorilla, A Schrauf, S Palmer, T Bannon
D Hunter, G Gregson, E Retallack, D Vinicombe
L Mitten, M Vitale, B Abrahaamson, R Wilkinson
INS: B Brown, G Gregson, M Vitale
OUTS: A Howe, S Matthews, S Stevenson

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Finally with the other 4 games in Blue North expected to be closely contested a game that I will be totally confident in my selection. Both sides came down from White and both sides lost the playoffs in close encounters last year. Off season it could not be more different, North Beach making player gains while the player losses at Stirling are devastating and without a doubt Stirling will struggle unless they gain another 6 or 8 good players which is hardly likely. Lay down misere time for the Beach, 8 points coming your way.
North Beach 8 Stirling 0