BSA Premier League Finals week 1
Elimination Finals; Women, North Adelaide v. Forestville. The Rockets have been thereabouts for most of this season. They won the title from a similar position in 2014, but seem a little lighter on talent this year. Forestville started slowly but worked themselves into a finals spot and have covered the loss quite well of some key players over the past few years. Hillcrest and their passionate supporters will provide the Rockets with an opportunity to advance, but it will be one that slips through their fingers. The Eagles in a 2pt thriller, maybe even going into overtime.
Men; Woodville v. Forestville. What a match up. After a 3 point nail-biting win at the Showground in July, the Eagles will go in with confidence. Who will gain the vital ascendency to propel them to the Semi Final? This game has the potential to go right down to the wire, but I think the margin will be a comfortable 18 points. The Warriors have a bit to prove and Forestville might have spent everything they had when they triumphed last time. Woodville will travel next weekend, while the Eagles make end of season arrangements with a Travel Agent.
Qualifying Finals; Women, Southern Tigers and West Adelaide. After a lengthy period of ordinary years, the Tigers have finally found their mojo and look real hungry. The Bearcats made it to the Semi Finals last year and have finished two spots higher this time. West will give this a good shake, but look to be a player short of really matching it in Morphett Vale. After a tense first half, Southern will run away with it by 25 points. West will need its 2nd chance and next week at Port Adelaide, they might even live to fight another day.
Men; Norwood v. Sturt. A classic for all ages in the SANFL, and in the BSA Premier League too. The Flames have as good a top four players as anyone, well drilled and experienced. Sturt has a great opportunity for redemption and if they can quell the influence of two of the big four, they will give themselves a huge chance of heading South next week for the Big Cat battle. Pencil the Sabres in for this one by 8 points.
This post is just my thoughts, and you may agree or disagree. Anything can happen on game night. Get along to one of these games and witness some high quality Basketball. Show your support and enjoy the contests.