Big V Preview – Round 13
DIVISION 1 MEN
V Western Port Steelers, Saturday 23rd June 2018 @ 3.00pm, The Arena
Our Luina Geelong Supercats Division 1 Men kick off a big triple header with our SEABL teams at the Arena as they face the Western Port Steelers on Saturday afternoon.
It’s looking like a big afternoon for the Supercats with the Steelers sitting comfortably in the top 4 on the Division 1 Men’s ladder, however, the good thing is that over the course of ther season, Geelong have shown that if they come to play, they can mix it with anyone in this competition.
The Steelers come down the highway likely choc full of confidence having snared the win at their place when these two sides last met. That game was a hotly contested one as the Supercats only fell 8 points short of the hosts that night.
The Supercats will need to reel in the impact of import Dylan Travis who went big for 36 in that game to be the difference between the two sides.
Control Travis and the Supercats are in with a big chance of knocking off the Steelers and keeping a glimmer alive for their finals aspirations.
DIVISION 1 WOMEN
YOUTH LEAGUE 1 WOMEN
V Chelsea Gulls, Sunday 24th June 2018 @ 12.00 noon, AWA Alliance Bank Stadium
A real opportunity here for our Luina Geelong Supercats Youth League Women to get back to back wins here as they host Chelsea on Sunday.
When these teams last met, the Supercats, after a slow start, were able to snip the gulls’ wings and come away with an easy win.
After a good four quarter performance from his team last week, Coach Tim Sanderson will be looking for more of the same this weekend to begin building some momentum into a potential finals campaign.
A win in this game, could almost be enough to begin locking that in, so there’s a lot of incentive for the young Supercats to get the job done in this one.
YOUTH LEAGUE 1 MEN
V Corio Bay Stingrays, Saturday 23rd June 2018 @ 4.30pm, Geelong Basketball & Netball Centre
V Warrandyte Venom, Sunday 24th June 2018 @ 2.00pm, AWA Alliance Bank Stadium
An extremely important weekend coming up for our Luina Geelong Supercats Youth League Men with a challenging double header.
On Saturday night, they’re off to meet cross-town rivals Corio Bay in the latest edition of the “Battle of the Barwon”, before hosting Warrandyte on Sunday.
The Supercats sit nicely in fourth place on the ladder, with the ‘Rays breathing down their neck in fifth with a game in hand on Geelong, so this is an important one for the Supercats to come away from with a win, to give them some breathing space from their nearest rival.
The other consideration for Coach Darren Hindle is head to head, should that come into play when the finals roll around. The ‘Rays only scraped across the line by 4 points when these sides last met so a win by more than that may be very handy come the post-season.
On Sunday, Geelong meet yet another finals aspirant in Warrandyte at AWA Alliance Bank Stadium.
The Venom will be a dangerous prospect for the Supercats as they need to string a few wins together to keep in touch with a finals spot and a loss to Geelong could put a serious dent in those aspirations.
Warrandyte will also be playing the night before so fitness may become the key element of this game. last time they met, the Supercats were victorious by 9 points so they know they have what it takes to cover the Venom.
In that game though, the Venom clearly had two quality players in Jarrod Molnar with 35 points and Cody Perry-Allamby with 29 points, so the Supercats will need to nullify their impact here to get the points.