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PREMIER LEAGUE
OSBORNE PARK v SOUTH PERTH

OSBORNE PARK
N Stevens, T Weir, M Dewson, S Pasalich
G Caffell, C Biddle, R Lawrence, I Lilburne
C Packer, J East, E Martin, M Rollings
R Brown, K Pickering, S O'Neill, G King
INS: C Biddle
OUTS: T Ingram

SOUTH PERTH
S Walker, M Biglin, N Griffin, T Reid
G Pauling, T Alberti, D Mortley, D Angell
J Opie, T Kinnane, P Holmes, K Pride
R Bresland, T Antonio, R Havercroft, J Galipo
INS: No changes
OUTS:

The 2 powerhouse teams of the season and they look set to fight it out in the big dance as well. Osborne Park have been outstanding 2nd half of the year, only 1 loss in their past 11 games and they hit the finals series in form and hotter than a steel playground at recess.
Interestingly South Perth is nearly the inverse of Osborne Park, the first 7 games were undefeated, with only a draw thrown in there for good measure. Their 2nd half has been a bit patchy, playing on grass now for the remainder of the finals series they will have to bring their A++ game. I don't think South Perth can bring their A++ game for the qualifying final
Also congratulations to Glenn Pauling and his rink of Tyrone Alberti, David Mortley and Derek Angell for winning 15 games this year (I believe we should call it the Steve Srhoy medal).
Osborne Park 7-1

KARDINYA v SORRENTO

KARDINYA
M Abonnel, G White, D Radford, J Terrell
B Ball, S Perica, R Bates, T Cocodis
S Novak, B Henley, D Flintoff, T Leahy
D Rankin, D Comrie, P Davies, S West
INS: No changes
OUTS:

SORRENTO
C Lander, R Cunningham, M Hulbert, I Linford
R Butler, A Barron, M Burton, G Murray
D Brown, S Loftus, P Flack, G Taylor
K McIlroy, B Eagles, P Murray, P Morgan
INS: D Brown
OUTS: P Knight

This however is quite an interesting game. Sorrento have fallen off the cliff, only winning 3 of their past 8 games, 2 of those by single digit figures so in a way they have limped into 4th spot, but 4th spot is better than 6 other teams and they get a chance to start a fresh. After 10 games they had only lost 2 games and thought we could be witnessing a fairy tale promotion from White into the Premier League flag. If we assume Osborne Park can win the morning game, Sorrento will need to defeat 2 synthetic clubs to get to the final on grass, so the surface could be an advantage to them.
However I'm selecting Kardinya.Their strong area was mid season winning 7 of 9 between Rounds 5 and 13 and they haven't finished badly either. Offsetting the loss of Daniel Brown with the inclusion of Brad Ball halfway through has done their chances no harm at all and he brings an x factor to the team.
Kardinya 6-2


FORMAT:
Game 1: Osborne Park vs South Perth @Osborne Park am
Game 2: Kardinya vs SORRENTO @Osborne Park am
Game 3: Loser Game 1 vs Winner Game 3 @ Osborne Park pm
Game 4: Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 3 @Yokine Sunday

Overall I believe Osborne Park will win this weekend. With their great blend of youth, experience and mid range players, coupled with the best player in WA at the moment, whoever they face on Sunday they will be too strong.


ONE WHITE
MOSMAN PARK v SAFETY BAY

MOSMAN PARK
C Hoffman, M Cranswick, T Cranswick, R Kershaw
D Marsland, S Swanson, W Tan, T Massang
S Edmonds, S Jocelyn, D Adams, M Van Bemmel
L Beurteaux, A Gryta, M Robertson, G Hagan
IN: No changes
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SAFETY BAY
C Owen, R Kennedy, P Daynes, S Gallon
C Carruthers, Z Boddy, G Wilkes, S Foran
G Taylor, S Hide, G Ogg, L Piper
R Hall, A Holmes, J Thorington, S McBriar
IN: No changes
OUT:

Both Finals games are very hard to call & i wouldn't be surprised to see any of the other Top 4 go up with the Mossies. This game should go to the Mossies if we work off the corresponding pennant fixture where they beat The Bay by 7 shots during the season. The only factor that will swing this to a 10 shot victory for the Bay is if the Mossies have a slight hangover about already obtaining their return ticket to the PL.
If Mossies want a Pennant they should win this once they can have a tight leash on the Division best side in Owen's. They got away from Mossies best side in Marsland last time by 13 shots so there's no doubt they'll struggle to contain that side. Once the others step up it should go to the Mossies as the Bay's away record still worries me a little even after their R18 heroics as that was against the bottom side. Mossies also beat them at the Bay but again in a close game by only 2 shots. Very interesting game ahead with 2 great teams putting it all on the line.
Mosman Park

WARNBRO v WANNEROO

WARNBRO
K Cousens, T Dellar, J Pattullo, D Sudden
W Baker, D Pattullo, I Gibson, B Starling
L Strange, Dr G Jackson, A Shone, D Phillips
S Mawdsley, K Bancroft, M Rae, D Kitson
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Again I'll probably side with the head to head stats on this one as I'm finding it very difficult to separate both sides. Based on form, well it's probably neither team unfortunately but someone has to win this one.
In the head to head, the Roo's won their home fixture & the Wizards won there by similar scoring across both games, so again hard to separate. So the only way to separate the sides is who has the best form at the Mossies during the year & that's the Roo's as the Wizards lost there while the Roo's beat the Mossies by 11 shots. Obviously anything can happen in this game so good luck to both sides as they'll 2 great games to go up if Mossies get to the GF. If Mossies loss the 1st & the winner of this one beats Mossies to get to the GF, then either of these teams will need to play 3 superb games to grab their ticket for the big dance.Superb day of bowls ahead of us today.
Wanneroo


FORMAT:
Game 1: Mosman Park vs Safety Bay @ Mosman Park am
Game 2: Warnbro vs Wanneroo @ Mosman Park am
Game 3: Loser Game 1 vs Winner Game 3 @ Mosman Park pm
Game 4: Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 3 @Yokine Sunday

ONE BLUE FINAL @ Yokine Sunday 10am
MT LAWLEY v COCKBURN

MT LAWLEY
A Einfeld, A Graham, K Cornell, C Lenzo
C Bessant, G Herriot, J Bessant, K Scott
M Masel, P Sinden, J Cottier jnr, P Callison
A Jones, L Kelly, M Palumbo, C Green
INS: No changes
OUTS:

COCKBURN
M Simunovic, M Musulin, D Gurr, D Dobb
J Marevic, I Mateljak, D Rayner, A Edwards
W Tepania, D Ravlich, B Blagaich, D Topine
J Ricci, K Wylie, M Sokol, M Zusman
INS: No changes
OUTS:

Hard to fault either team as both dominated the respective Divisions this year. Cockburn probably has the edge as they have had some solid 1 White experience over the years & they have maintained nearly every player from those years. Cockburn has 3 skippers in the Top 6 & all 4 in the Top 15 so they are solid across the board. They destroyed teams at home this season, as they do most years in 1 Blue but struggled a little on the road. They still only lost 3 games on the road but the margins were pretty tight.
Mt Lawley have lost less games, haven't lost a single game at home all season & have put some sides to the sword although even with some huge wins Cockburn have scored nearly as much as they also punish sides at home. The Mounters also have 3 skippers in the Top 10 & more so the Top 5 which probably edges the Roosters in bragging rights & playing at Yokine will surely give them an edge considering they are local rivals & have played their year on year. If the Roosters don't keep an eye on AJ or Bessant they'll find it hard to pull back the Agg & likewise for Mt Lawlay controlling Joe & Simunovic.
Mt Lawley probably has the cattle to grab the much adorned Pennant Flag but again either side coming in here playing with a promotional hangover will get pounced early. The Mounters for me playing at Yokine but either side have a huge chance to grab a Pennant, this should be a cracker.
Mt Lawley


CHALLENGE GAMES
WHITE VS BLUE
MANNING v FREMANTLE

MANNING
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FREMANTLE
T Krajancic, K Bowden, M Lindsay, B Wright
B Coote, J Stewart, M Ngui, J Chessell
D Golem, S McCormack, J Trigwell, B Ciccotosto
P Wachmer, M Gill, A Hocken, B Sumich
INS: M Ngui
OUTS: M Starcevich

this one will surely be competitive from a neutral point of view it seems tactically very easy to predict. If I was Manning, there is only 1 thing I would be doing is putting 90% focus on 1 skipper, that's Tony Krajancic. For Manning to win this game, its Tony, Tony, Tony.......& keep an eye on the rest. In a nutshell, nearly EVERY game Fremantle won of the 15 this season, Krajancic carried the Agg except for 2 games. Now that is a huge achievement but also a huge reliance on 1 rink. They won 15 games this season & Freo only won 13 games.
Manning has O'Brien travelling well & have 2 skippers just scraping into the Top 10. So whereas they have no skipper dominating, they do have an even split across most rinks & that might be just enough if they can defend Tony's rink well enough to let the rest carry the Agg.
Prediction: Manning
The Winner plays Bassendean. If Freo get through I just can't see them not getting controlled by a better back end that will not let Krajancic go on a merry dance to carry the Agg. If Manning get through to play the Lions I think it will be a lot closer contest & the Lions will be playing for their lives but should still have enough fire power if they tune-in eary.


WINNER PLAYS BASSENDEAN
E O'Sullivan, A Smith, M Potente, G Stokes
T Lynch, A Caccioppoli, R Ellis, N Kirkup
R Revell, B Dinnison, N Smith, H Goddard
J Krstic, J Morss, G Needs, M Bessant
IN: A Caccioppoli, A Smith
OUT: M Watson, R Furci
NORTH BEACH v SORRENTO

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To be honest, I do not have a lot of info on either side but North beach beat Sorrento at home in R16 by 13 shots & they also beat Sorrento away by 5 shots. Therefore I'm siding with the higher side on the ladder & the side that won the head-to-heads.
Prediction: North Beach
The winner plays Warwick & they have a great chance of going into 1 White if the Magpies do not bring their A game. If the Magpies bring the form from R13 to R16 they either North Beach & Sorrento have little chance but who knows what Magpies side will show up especially playing away. I'm finding it difficult to see either 1 White side dropping this year but strange things have happened & anything can happen on the day as the teams coming up have momentum. .


WINNER PLAYS WARWICK

WARWICK
L Hill, G Smith, M Golding, D Herbert
G Hinge, B McNamara, C Shier, R Loran
B Ledingham, C Boyle, K Pearce, D Dunstan
J Borkowski, A Hornby, A Henneker, I Sparrowhawk
IN: C Shier
OUT: R Newstead