Premier League Preliminary Finals
We're down to three!
Norwood vs Forestville
May 19th Norwood 79 def Forestville 77
July 21st Forestville 94 def Norwood 85
The big question - will Doyle play this week? The answer to that may determine the outcome of this game. Norwood were solid down at Morphett Vale last week but couldn't get over the line against the Tigers, a poor 4th quarter handing the Tigers a double figure win. Forestville handled a West team which has appeared old in the final series. Daniel Johnson showed he was a level above the competition with a highly efficient 35 points.
A Webber vs A Doyle - both three time premiership PGs, one a little long in the tooth, one coming off injury. Always good battles between these two but a fit Doyle could give Webber some problems.
M Lycett vs B Teys - Lycett was under done last time these teams played but at his best has the athletic ability to give someone like Teys trouble. Teys has shown his ability to score in clutch moments these finals and is someone you have to pay attention to at all times.
B McGriff vs D Johnson - Now this one is interesting as I don't believe either will do much to defend the other. McGriff struggled from the 3 point line in his last encounter against Forestville, while DJ had 28 points 18 rebounds and 6 assists but on 11/29 shooting. DJ is the clear winner on talent in any matchup, but McGriff has the ability to exploit him the other way if his shot is falling.
At the end of the day as we have said all along, Andy has done a masterful job in assembling one of, if not the greatest lineup in recent PL history. Only a Doyle injury could prevent the title being theirs. Even if he doesn't play, they'll live to fight another day.
Forestville by 5 without Doyle
Forestville by 17 with Doyle