Bulldogs in right form to knock off Picola

June 22, 2017

Picola United will be putting its best forward to continue its unbeaten run when it meets Strathmerton on Saturday.

Strathmerton shapes as the most likely side to end Picola United’s unbeaten run in Saturday’s Picola District Football League north-west grand final rematch.

The Bulldogs have won six straight games, with their last loss coming against Blighty in round three.

Matt O’Kane (16 goals), Adrian Crestani (21) and Daniel Ellis (22) have been prolific in attack and will need to fire on Saturday if Strathmerton is to land an upset.

The closest of Picola’s nine victories was a four-point round one success against the Bulldogs.

●Locked on five wins, the winner of Saturday’s clash between Berrigan and Tocumwal will set it up for a push towards finals action.

The Bloods head into the match as the in-form side, having won three of their past four games, while the hosts have been inconsistent.

The Saint fell across the line in a one-point win against Jerilderie last week.

●Second-placed Blighty hosts Mathoura in what is expected to be a one-sided affair.

Blighty’s only loss this season came against Picola.

Jed Brain has been in sensational form inside the forward 50 for the Redlegs, having snared 28 goals this season.

However, Brain is not Blighty’s only target, with Lenard Clarke and James Kennedy kicking 20 and 17 goals, respectively.

Meanwhile, Mathoura has only won once this season against winless Yarroweyah in round three.

●Yarroweyah will be looking to claim its first win of the season when it travels to face an out-of-form Deniliquin Rovers.

The Rovers have lost four of their past five games.

But the Rovers should be too strong for the Hoppers, who have conceded 1327 points this season, an average of 165 per game.

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