There won’t be too many times this season, that these two clubs will be involved in the “match of the round”, but this it, an absolute must win for both clubs.
Boolarra, winless since 2016 , meet Yarragon, who have managed just the two wins in the same period.
The Demons have improved the fitness and skills of the personnel they had, and sprinkled in some new faces ,including Jessie Giardina, a more than capable goal kicker, and the son of coach Tony.
If the ball can find its way into his area, he will get the job done.
The Panthers however, would see this as a perfect match to get on a roll…albeit one in a row!
Plenty of new faces will take some time for coach Rob Cahill to work out, but it is round 3 and his squad should be starting to find their groove.MGFL website
Travelling to Hill End’s home ground can cause some angst for visitors.
However Yallourn Yallourn North would be doing so with some confidence this weekend after a solid “team” effort against Yarragon in round 2.
The Bombers were back to some of the form that made them a force in 2017, and with a strong midfield starting to click most would think they would be favourites to make it two wins a row.
The Rovers were impressive late in their win against Newborough, in round 2 improving dramatically as the conditions did the same.
Their strength around the stoppages, with a key target in coach Mike Santo was a killer for the Bulldogs last week.
If Ambo Uliando gets enough of the ball and Santo gets enough “one on one” contests, they might just upset Yallourn Yallourn North.MGFL website
Morwell East were brought back to reality last week, when the game was over at half time in their clash with Yinnar, while Mirboo North found themselves in pretty much the same boat against Trafalgar.
The Tigers must win this game to keep in touch with those at the top of the table, and while the fortnight ahead doesn’t look any easier for them either, this game is the one they need to deal with first.
The Hawks back at home might just have learnt enough from their loss last week to give them an edge.
Morwell East gave up a 26 point lead at half time in round 2, but managed to keep the premiership favourites to that same margin at games end.
A better start this week, might be the difference between winning or losing.MGFL website
With Yinnar making light work of the reigning premiers in round 1 and then backing that up with a comfortable win over Morwell East last week, its fair to assume Newborough would be the least of their problems this week.
The Bulldogs have showed patches of what they are capable of, but its only been patches, Jared Risol and Michael Gelagotis need more support, and lets face it, to win games in this competition anything short of a four quarter effort will cost you.
The Magpies are being well coached by the reliable Jamie Aitken, new faces like Lincoln Albanese, Nathan Rowley and Brad McBride are causing some headaches, couple that with a nice spread of talent and experience backward of centre, and they certainly looking the goods to make it three in a row.MGFL website
With both clubs currently undefeated and drawing on the Anzac spirit, you can expect a fierce and ferocious contest in their Sunday clash at Thorpdale.
The Blues currently hold the senior football club trophy after close contests in recent seasons and their form suggests grabbing that silverware from them might be a difficult proposition.
Trafalgar are currently enjoying the fruits of a pre season that prepared them for a fast start to the season.
Good wins over Hill End and Mirboo North, has the Bloods in the frame of mind that anything is possible.
Make no mistake Trafalgar have had this match marked as a bench mark game since prior to the start of the season.
Winning this one would give coach Clint Einsedel, confidence his team will be there at the business end of the year, avoiding the last round tragedy of missing the finals as they did in 2017.MGFL website
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