Fast approach to finals

The 2022 Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Football League season is fast approaching finals after Saturday’s round 13 clashes.

Fans are in for an exciting finish to the minor rounds as mathematically only two teams cannot make the finals.

On Saturday Mundulla had a tough win against Kybybolite by 16 points.

Kyby stuck with their rivals throughout the match, but the Moots were able to kick clear in the fourth quarter and record a much-needed win.

William Nankivell kicked four goals in the victory with the help of Darcy King, Jacob Grosser and Devon Ridgway, while Stephen Craig continued his consistent season for Kybybolite.

Kingston booked its finals place with a scrappy win against Padthaway.

The Saints won by 15 points in a low scoring game that both teams found tough to score.

Ethan Murdock, Ben Warner, William Watts, Campbell Watts and Ben Rogers put in great games for the Saints to overcome the spirited efforts of Thomas Cooper, Will Rivers and Tom Moyle-Read for the Lions.

Bordertown kept its slim finals hopes alive as the Roosters recorded a strong 30-point win against Penola.

Jacob Eats starred in front of goal win four majors as Lochie Eats, Rory Tink and Tom Neville were the Roosters best players.

Bradley Merrett was the star for the Eagles putting through six goals in a fighting effort, while Drew Clayfield kicked four.

But the difference was the contributors in front of goal as the Roosters had seven players who found the big sticks while Penola only had three.

Keith won its eighth game in its last nine outings as it continues to look to lock away the double chance.

The Crows faced Naracoorte who were also looking to get a win to book their own finals spot.

The Demons missing coach Matt Willson started well and led by 13-points at quarter time.

But the Crows had a strong second quarter to lead by three points at half time before carrying their momentum through the second half to run out winners by 29-points.

Lewis Hender kicked four goals and William McMurray kicked three to outgun Rory Taggert’s Naracoorte.

Lucindale had a strong 50-point win over Border Districts.

The Roos started with a big first half as the Eagles again had a slow start for the second week in a row.

Eventually Josh Trembath’s bag of five goals paved the way to Lucindale’s victory.

With only three rounds to go, every game becomes vital for many teams’ chances of either making the top three or missing the finals altogether.

Kingston hosts Naracoorte in the game of the 14th round.

The Demons are looking for the finals sealing win, while the Saints are chasing a top three spot now their finals spot is assured.

There will be some great match ups so expect the game to be close like their clash earlier in the season.

Lucindale will be red-hot favourites against Kybybolite at home.

The Roos will be looking to lock away another win as they seek a top of the ladder finish for the finals.

The Tigers were much better last week and will put up a big fight, but expect the Roos to have too much depth.

The rampaging Keith Crows host Bordertown Roosters and both sides will be fired up.

The Crows want to finish top three, while the Roosters have a very slim finals chance and every game is now a must win.

Mundulla hosts Padthaway and the Tigers need to keep winning to seal the double chance, while the Lions need to win to stay in finals contention.

The Tigers are missing a couple of key players, but have been able to get across the line the last couple of weeks and will start warm favourites, but the Lions did beat them earlier in the year, so it should be close.

Penola hosts Border Districts and the Eagles will be looking to finish off their opponents season by scoring a second win of the year.

The blue and white have not had much to celebrate as far as wins this year, but they have always shown up and played in the right spirit and put in a contest.

Border Districts have enough talent to challenge anyone on their day and are red hot favourites, but do not be surprised if an upset happens here.

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