Round Fifteen Preview: Premiership Threats and Big Upsets
This weekend will see AFL Canberra’s Seniors play their final round of the home and away season across Allinsure Oval, UNSW Canberra Oval and GEO. Jacob Gaynor reports…
Men’s First Grade Competition
Ainslie have already secured the Minor Premiership and are heavily backed to claim their fourth consecutive premiership flag!
The Tricolours are on the road in the final round, clashing with the Queanbeyan Tigers at Allinsure Oval.
The Tigers will look to upset the reigning premiers as they look to stamp their premiership credentials before yet another finals appearance.
Elsewhere, the 2ndplaced Magpies clash with the Gungahlin Jets who will look to claim rare back-to-back wins following their win over Tuggeranong last week.
But, a big win for Belconnen could all but confirm they’re Ainslie’s biggest premiership threat this season.
To finish the final round of the regular season Eastlake host Tuggeranong at UNSW Canberra Oval (Manuka Oval) following NEAFL action.
With only six wins all season Eastlake will look to finish their home and away season in emphatic fashion, reminding the competition they’re still a premiership threat.
UNSW Canberra Women’s First Grade Competition
Friday night football is set to kick start an exciting final round of the Women’s competition, with Eastlake and Tuggeranong going head to head under lights at Football Park.
The reigning premiers Eastlake will look to make a statement while the Hawks will look to finish their season with an upset win.
With the Minor Premiership already locked away, Queanbeyan head into the final round as premiership favourites.
The firepower of Jacqueline Parry, Jessica Stramandinoli and Alexia Hamilton has proved the difference for Queanbeyan this season, combining for an impressive 97 goals!
But can Ainslie upset the Tigers in the final round?
To round off the final round it’s Gungahlin hosting the Magpies on Saturday afternoon and Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.
Without a win all season can the Jets claim one of the competition’s great upsets by beating the 2ndplaced Belconnen?
Or will the Magpies rubber stamp their premiership credentials and sound a warning to the Tigers?