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2010 Round 12 Preview

Here is the Preview for Round 12

North Ballarat(9-2 2nd) vs Gold Coast(2-8-1 12th) at Eureka Stadium 12pm
1st meeting between these 2 sides
The Roosters had a good win over the Pies at Victoria Park while the Gold Coast were smashed by the Hawks after quarter time at Southport. A cold and wet day is expected to greet the boys from Queensland. North Ballarat to win comfortably.
Total Qtrs Won: Nth Ball 27-17(3rd) Gld Cst 15-28-1(12th)
1st Quarter: Nth Ball 7-4(2nd) Gld Cst 6-5(7th)
2nd Quarter: Nth Ball 4-7(10th) Gld Cst 2-9(14th)
1st Quarter: Nth Ball 8-3(2nd) Gld Cst 3-8(13th)
4th Quarter: Nth Ball 8-3(3rd) Gld Cst 4-6-1(10th)
My Tip: North Ballarat by 38pts

Port Melbourne(7-4 6th) vs Bendigo Bombers(6-5 7th) at TEAC Oval 1:10pm(ABC1TV)
(Reserves Curtain Raiser Port Melbourne vs Williamstown starts at 10:10am)
Last time they met: Rd 2 2010 at QEO,Bendigo. Bendigo Bombers 16-13(109) def Port Melbourne 8-12(60).
Port suffered a shock loss to Coburg while Bendigo smashed Frankston after quarter time. This should be a grat game with both teams needing a win to consolidate a spot in the top 8 and keep their chances alive of a top 4 spot. Port will be looking to bounce back on home soil and should just get over the line in a close one.
Total Qtrs Won: Pt Melb 23-21(8th) Bendigo 24-19-1(7th)
1st Quarter: Pt Melb 4-7(12th) Bendigo 5-5-1(9th)
2nd Quarter: Pt Melb 6-5(7th) Bendigo 5-6(8th)
1st Quarter: Pt Melb 7-4(6th) Bendigo 7-4(5th)
4th Quarter: Pt Melb 6-5(6th) Bendigo 7-4(4th)
My Tip: Port Melbourne by 5pts

Geelong(3-8 11th) vs Williamstown(9-2 1st) at Skilled Stadium 12pm
Last time they met: Rd 10 2009 at Williamstown. Williamstown 20-16(136) def Geelong 10-15(75).
Willy smashed Sandy by 10 goals at Sandy and the back of another 7 goal effort from Matt Little who is having a great year. Geelong were beaten easily by the Bullants at Visy Park. Williamstown should keep their roll going and beat the Cats comfortably.
Total Qtrs Won: Geelong 21-23(9th) Will 30-14(1st)
1st Quarter: Geelong 5-6(9th) Will 7-4(3rd)
2nd Quarter: Geelong 8-3(2nd) Will 9-2(1st)
1st Quarter: Geelong 4-7(10th) Will 5-6(9th)
4th Quarter: Geelong 4-7(11th) Will 9-2(1st)
My Tip: Williamstown by 32pts

Coburg Tigers(4-7 10th) vs Collingwood(8-3 4th) at ABD Group Stadium,Coburg 2pm
(Reserves Curtain Raiser Coburg Tigers vs North Ballarat starts at 11am)
Last time they met: Rd 6 2009 at Coburg. Coburg Tigers 17-12(114) def Collingwood 12-11(83).
Coburg had a great win over the Borough to keep their finals hopes alive. The Pies lost to the Roosters at home last week. This is a big game as Coburg look to stay in touch with the top 8 while Collingwood will be looking to stay in touch with the top 3 with a win. Pies to win narrowly.
Total Qtrs Won: Coburg 20-23-1(10th) Coll 23-18-3(6th)
1st Quarter: Coburg 4-7(11th) Coll 6-3-2(4th)
2nd Quarter: Coburg 7-4(4th) Coll 6-5(5th)
1st Quarter: Coburg 3-7-1(11th) Coll 6-5(8th)
4th Quarter: Coburg 6-5(7th) Coll 5-5-1(8th)
My Tip: Collingwood by 8pts

Box Hill Hawks(5-6 8th) vs Northern Bullants(7-4 5th) at Box Hill 2pm(3WBC)
(Reserves curtain raiser starts at 11am)
Last time they met: Rd 5 2010 at Preston. Box Hill Hawks 15-10(100) def Northern Bullants 11-12(78).
Box Hill had good win over the Gold Coast while the Bullants had a good win at home over the Cats. These 2 sides played at Preston in Round 5 where Box Hill were the victors in a close game. Box Hill need to win to stay in the top while the Bullants need to win to stay in touch with the top 4. This will be a tight one.
Total Qtrs Won: BHH 27-17(4th) Nth Bull 27-15-2(2nd)
1st Quarter: BHH 10-1(1st) Nth Bull 6-4-1(5th)
2nd Quarter: BHH 4-7(12th) Nth Bull 6-5(6th)
1st Quarter: BHH 8-3(1st) Nth Bull 7-3-1(4th)
4th Quarter: BHH 5-6(9th) Nth Bull 8-3(2nd)
My Tip: Northern Bullants by 2pts

Werribee(2-8-1 13th) vs Sandringham(5-6 9th) at Avalon Airport Oval,Werribee 2pm
(Reserves Curtain Raiser starts at 11am)
Last time they met: Rd 2 2010 at Sandringham. Sandringham 19-19(133) def Werribee 13-9(87).
Werribee smashed the Scorpions while the Zebras were well beaten the Seagulls to drop out of the top 8. Its a big game for Zebras as a win could put them back in the top 8. Zebras to win comfortably.
Total Qtrs Won: Werribee 12-30-2(13th) Sand 20-24(11th)
1st Quarter: Werribee 3-7-1(13th) Sand 6-5(6th)
2nd Quarter: Werribee 4-7(11th) Sand 4-7(13th)
1st Quarter: Werribee 3-8(12th) Sand 6-5(7th)
4th Quarter: Werribee 2-8-1(13th) Sand 4-7(12th)
My Tip: Sandringham by 27pts

Frankston(1-10 14th) vs Casey Scorpions(9-2 3rd) at Frankston 2pm
(Reserves curtain raiser starts at 11am)
Lat time they met: Rd 13 2009 at Casey Fields. Casey Scorpions 17-21(123) def Frankston 3-7(25).
Casey had a big win at Werribee in the twilight game last week while the Dolphins were blown away by the Bombers after quarter time at Windy Hill. Frankston continue to improve and learn despite the big losses but I think Casey will win this game comfortably and stay in touch with the top 2.
Total Qtrs Won: Fston 10-34(14th) Casey 25-17-2(5th)
1st Quarter: Fston 2-9(14th) Casey 4-6-1(10th)
2nd Quarter: Fston 5-6(9th) Casey 7-4(3rd)
1st Quarter: Fston 2-9(14th) Casey 8-3(3rd)
4th Quarter: Fston 1-10(14th) Casey 6-4-1(5th)
My Tip: Casey Scorpions by 55pts