|Premier Round 16||Wins||Wins||Draws||Streak|
|South Croydon||5||Vermont||31||0||SC 1|
|Balwyn||1||Doncaster East||0||0||B 1^|
|Noble Park||10||Rowville||4||0||R 1|
|Park Orchards||0||Norwood||1||0||N 1|
|North Ringwood||28||Doncaster||33||0||D 1|
North Ringwood and Doncaster first met in 1971 and have played 61 matches across three divisions, including 41 in Division 1. Of their seven matches in Division 2 three of them were finals (look away now Saints’ fans) all won by Doncaster.
|Division 1 Round 17||Wins||Wins||Draws||Streak|
|East Ringwood||2||Upper FTG||1||0||ER 1^|
|Lilydale||28||Wantirna South||3||1||L 1|
Montrose and Bayswater spent 11 seasons together in Division 1 from 1982 then another decade from 2004. As well as a BWS^ of 8 against the Waters from 2011, Montrose won 14 games out of 17 during the 1980s and early 1990s.
|Division 2 Round 17||Wins||Wins||Draws||Streak|
|Heathmont||2||East Burwood||8||0||EB 1|
|Mulgrave||1||Oakleigh District||0||0||M 1^|
|Boronia||8||South Belgrave||3||0||SB 2|
|The Basin||17||Templestowe||18||0||Tem 1|
Templestowe have been playing a series of elimination finals and have two more to play before finals. If they win both, then most likely they will play real finals. This week they play their most played EFL opponent, The Basin. If the Bears win their final two games they most likely will play real finals.
|Division 3 Round 17||Wins||Wins||Draws||Streak|
|Waverley Blues||10||Donvale||7||1||WB 1|
|Scoresby||1||Whitehorse Prs||2||0||WP 2^|
A must win game for Scoresby to avoid a drop to Division 4 and join East Burwood and Kilsyth as teams to have played in five divisions.
|Division 4 Round 17||Wins||Wins||Draws||Streak|
|Forest Hill||24||Surrey Park||15||0||SP 3|
|Chirnside Park||5||Silvan||3||0||S 2^|
|Croydon Nth MLOC||Bye|
Well it’s crunch time for Forest Hill. A must win game to maintain the finals’ dream and keep alive the romantic hope of breaking the longest EFL Premiership drought (1984).
Current Streaks: Waverley Blues W14; Oakleigh District L16, Upper Ferntree Gully L16.
All figures are for men’s EFNL matches 1962 – rd15/16 2022.
^ Best Winning Streak (BWS) against this week’s opponent
© Noel McPhee 2022