Magpies the hot favourites | Gawler Bunyip – Australia News


MALLALA will enter Saturday’s Adelaide Plains A-grade football grand final as heavy favourites against Two Wells.

The Magpies have had the wood over the Roosters all season, most recently in the second semi-final where they won by 27 points.

Allen Sparks and Plains Producer medallist Jordan Clements tore the Roosters to shreds in the opening half, as they led by 51 points.

Mallala coach Steve Lubcke said his side will need to get its match-ups correct.

“We’ve got to lock down their main keys, that’s what we’ll be looking at,” he said.

“Their on-ball brigade is probably on level with ours.

“They’ve got a couple of potent forwards.

“(Aaron) Dart plays very well, they’ve brought back (Dylan) Wise, which will give Dart a bit more freedom.”

Two Wells coach Neville Seccafien will have some selection dilemmas, with Andrew Hardiman set to return after missing the preliminary final with soreness.

However, Seccafien will be urging his players to be more “proactive and accountable” this week.

“Their prime movers…once they get the footy, they look to spread,” he said.

“Their skills are good, they are very efficient going forward.

“As much as we need to be attacking when we’ve got the footy, we need to be accountable when they’ve got the footy.

“We’re not necessarily going to tag anyone, but the on-ballers need to be accountable for their man.”

With a clean bill of health, the Magpies are in the box seat to take home back-to-back premierships.

Prediction: Mallala by 27 points

Virginia v Mallala (B grade)

Virginia will be hoping for a repeat of the second semi-final when it takes on Mallala in the reserves decider.

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