MELBOURNE, VICTORIA - SEPTEMBER 03: Tom Boyd of Footscray celebrates a goal during the VFL Elimination Final match between Essendon and Footscray at Fortburn Stadium on September 3, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/AFL Media/Getty Images)

With all the state leagues now up and running, the pressure to maintain and cement a spot in the team’s 22 is as crucial as ever, as teams look to maintain their form, or make statement calls at the selection table.

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South Adelaide 9.6.60 def Adelaide 6.4.40

Midfielder Riley Knight pushed his claims for a recall to the senior side, gathering 25 disposals and laying seven tackles.

Paul Hunter slotted two majors, while former Giant Curtly Hampton was as physical as ever, laying 10 tackles to go with his 14 disposals.

With a disappointing display against Collingwood on Friday night, coach Don Pyke will be looking for an immediate response this week against the Swans.

Port Adelaide 4.4.28 vs. Woodville West-Torrens 2.16.28

Jasper Pittard has announced himself to Ken Hinkley for a possible return to the senior lineup after a hamstring injury, amassing 28 disposals, with seven rebound 50’s in their low-scoring affair with Woodville.

The draw saw new recruit and former Roo Lindsay Thomas lead all goal-scorers with two majors, however he did have the chance to seal the game late in the final quarter.

Will Snelling collected 25 disposals, had eight tackles and kicked a goal in a best on ground performance for the Magpies.

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