KNT Round 7 | All match-ups have clear favourite

PREVIEW | ROUND seven of the KNTFL is shaping as one of the most one-sided so far this season.

All the matchups have a clear favourite and, with a few teams going down by around 100 points last weekend, the gap between the league's top and bottom appears to be widened.

Keith recruit Matthew Boin evades Kyby's Duncan Ogilvie during their game in Round 6. Keith won easily and now face Naracoorte, while the pain continues for Kyby ahead of their date with Kaniva/Leeor.

Keith recruit Matthew Boin evades Kyby's Duncan Ogilvie during their game in Round 6. Keith won easily and now face Naracoorte, while the pain continues for Kyby ahead of their date with Kaniva/Leeor.

An injury-hit NARACOORTE welcome a hard-to-read KEITH side to Demonland.

Since their bye Naracoorte have gone 0-3 with two hefty losses against Penola and Bordertown in their last two starts.

Injuries and overseas trips to key personnel meaning more kids have come into the side at once, which has impacted the Demons' ability to stay competitive.

One positive is these kids are getting senior football which in recent years players of their type would not have given Naracoorte's recent successes.

Their opponents Keith are coming off a big win against Kybybolite but for the rest of the season haven't quite set the world on fire.

Narrow wins over strugglers Kingston and Lucindale and losses to Kaniva/Leeor and Mundulla have shown a bit of an up and down season for the Crows, althought they scored a big notch in their belt with a win over star-studded Padthaway in round two.

Ruckman Hugo Drogemuller was a welcome return against Kyby and his presence allowed the athletic Ben Simounds to move back forward - with nine goals to his name on the weekend an ominous sign for Naracoorte's defence.

BORDER DISTRICTS welcome BORDERTOWN to Frances looking to right the ship after a big loss to Penola.

Sitting at 2-3, the young Eagles have been up and down so far, definitely down last weekend, and might find it hard against a bigger, classier Bordertown.

They struggled to get a hand on the ball against a slick Penola and when they did there was not much on offer up forward with Clint Barras kept quiet.

Bordertown put Naracoorte to the sword last weekend and are looking like real contenders.

Under new coach Adrian Hayes the Roosters have been able to put big scores on the board despite losing gun forward Nathan Frederick in the off-season, with captain Tim Harkness enjoying another good season.

KYBYBOLITE must already be wondering when their season can end as they play KANIVA/LEEOR UNITED at Kyby.

With their season on the canvas the Tigers have been the league's easybeats so far, yet to get within 50 points of an opponent in 2014.

Selection nights have been a revolving door for them with a fair few kids and periphery players getting the nod, with varying effect.

The Cougars on the other hand are looking dangerous.

They have recruited well and their size across the field has been a standout.

Playing coach Neil Reeve, along with Leigh Ryan and Dylan Williams, have all hit good form and will be a nightmare for Scott Lawrie and his coaching staff.

PADTHAWAY trek west to LUCINDALE with another four points on their mind.

The Lions have enjoyed their key recruits hitting form and the scoreboard, although last weekend their accuracy was a slight issue with 10.19 for the day.

They are looking to solidify their spot in the upper tier of the league and a win against Lucindale would certainly help.

The Roos are another up and down side - with a narrow loss to Keith and a big win over Borders the highlights and the big losses to Kaniva/Leeor United and Bordertown the lowlights. Sam Mardling has been a welcome return for Lucindale, kicking goals regularly and providing a spark.

KINGSTON come off the bye and head to the swamp to face MUNDULLA.

The Moots have cooled off after a hot start to the year but still pose a finals threat and would expect an easy run against the seasiders.

Penola have the bye.

- The KNTFL has advised the result between Penola and Kybybolite's reserves has been reinstated.

Kyby initially forfeited due to lack of numbers but it has been found they had 12, meaning statistics from that game now count.

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