Round 15 Score: 2,409
Round 15 Rank: 2,428
Season Rank: 1,578
Well, wasn’t round 15 a beauty for SCPFC. A season-high score of 2,428 came from nowhere, and we now sit inside the top 2,000 of all teams. The squad also collected a full 10 from 10 wins, but it’s time to move on from our breakout performance and look towards round 16.
LAST WEEKS TRADES
Out: Dayne Beams and Jake Barrett
In: Lachie Neale and Alex Witherden
Our backline was probably the weakest link in the chain if we’re being picky, Docherty did Docherty and scored 122, whilst Michael Gibbered scored a handy 110. Adams, Laird, Lloyd and Shaw all posted below 85.
Our premiums down back are set, Luke Ryan is averaging 59 on the bench, we have Matt Scharenberg not playing who can be used as a loophole option for our back six.
We all know how helpful Dangerfield’s 196 x 2 was, but we also had Tom Mitchell (128) and Lachie Neale – in his first game for SCPFC – (117) both pull their weight. Josh P. Kennedy and Adam Treloar both went a tick over triple figures, however, Scott Pendlebury (78) was quiet in his 250th. We had Sam Powell-Pepper scoring a par 73, but it’s probably time we look at upgrading him before it’s too late.
We only have four trades left, but if we’re going to remain high up in the overall ranks then it’s time to complete our full premium lineup. Hitting the trade button on SPP gives us $549,600 to disburse. This gave us some ripper options, proven performers such as Sloane, Murphy, Cotchin, Rockliff, Hannebery all came into discussion. Some unique’s like Whitfield, Lyons and Ross were also available. Right now we’re looking for consistency, and boy is it hard to go past Clayton Oliver.
Oliver had a poor game on the weekend, yet still managed to collect 80 points – his lowest for the season. Before that, he dropped below 100 twice (both scores of 91). The trade of Sam Powell-Pepper for Oliver is locked.
Stef Martin accumulated 95 points, whilst Brodie Grundy continued his good form with 105 big ones. No changes necessary here.
Up forward we finally had a big performance from Tom Lynch (126). Richmond’s Toby Nankervis (108) was the other 100+ scorer, although Elliot Yeo made it to 99. All of Macrae, Dahlhaus and Heeney scored within the 80-90 point range – I expect this trio to return to triple-figures in round 15.
We have Hugh Greenwood with a breakeven of -8 and James Parsons with a breakeven of 23 warming the bench, they can both be held for another week – with Greenwood probably more.
The inclusion of out final midfielder leaves us with just three trades, ho, ever our team is now set and all we have to pray for is no injuries or suspensions (never something you can count on).
No trades next week will be smart, and we still have the link between Hugh Greenwood (FWD) and Shai Bolton (MID) if necessary.
The next rookies to go are likely Daniel Lloyd, Bolton and Parsons. Brisbane’s Alex Witherdon is currently on the bubble, and will provide good cover in the run home, and as just mentioned, Greenwood is averaging 87 and is excellent cover as a DPP.