FOOTY TIPS: Footy tippers Joanne Rilstone and John Strycharski are both in the race to win this year’s Port Lincoln Times footy tipping competition, which has three rounds to go.THE Port Lincoln Times footy tipping competition is heating up and tippers are getting nervous as the battle for the $2000 prize money comes close to an end.
Only one correct tip separates the top four and two tips separate the top seven with three rounds of tipping to go, so it is still anyone’s chance.
The winner of this year’s Times footy tipping competition will walk away with $2000 cash, while second place will take home $750 and third place will win a $500 Drakes Foodland voucher.
Sitting atop the tipping ladder is Joanne Rilstone, who has maintained the lead for a considerable chunk of the season.
Mrs Rilstone said she was a die-hard football fan, which helped her with her tipping, and has always been an avid supporter of the Adelaide Crows.
“I’m a real football fan and watch every game every week,” she said.
“Every night we watch some sort of football program on Foxtel and at the end of the day I pick one.”
Mrs Rilstone is equal with John Nippress and maintains the lead with a better margin difference while Terry Edwards and John Strycharski are only one tip behind, with slightly worse margin differences.
Mr Strycharski said his tipping tactics were a lot different to Mrs Rilstone’s, as he kept his emotion away from the game in order to tip logically.
“I look at the ins and outs, but don’t watch a lot of the football,” he said.
“I hate watching it when it’s close – I might like a certain team to win but I barrack for the team I tipped.”
Mrs Rilstone is currently in the box seat to take out the top prize, however she said she knew tipping consistently from here on was important.
“The last few weeks have been nerve-racking,” she said.
“I can’t afford to drop one or two tips.”
Mrs Rilstone said she had held the lead through consistent tipping and was determined to continue her form to take out the major prize.
However she said she thought Mr Nippress (second place) was her biggest threat and it was definitely going to be close at the end of the season.
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