Bruthen and Buchan go head-to-head at the Kennel.
The Bulldogs will head into the game as slight favourites, however the Cavemen’s recent form suggests this game will be a quality contest.
The last time the two sides met was in round seven at Buchan when it was a draw.
The sides couldn’t be separated all day and this match promises to be similar.
If Buchan can secure the four points it would put it equal with Bruthen, but the Bulldogs’ superior percentage would see them remain in second.
Swan Reach will host Omeo-Benambra in a game where the Ranges should comfortably win.
Omeo-Benambra has won both encounters this season by 89 and 170 points respectively and don’t look like losing a game anytime soon.
The Ranges haven’t lost a game since round one and are clear premiership favourites.
With the Swans currently sitting in the top four, they will get to gauge where they are at against a premiership contender.
If Swan Reach can bring the heat against the Ranges it will gain some confidence heading into the finals series.
The Swans are the only team that can be knocked outside the four although it would mean the Demons would have to beat three teams inside the top four in the remaining rounds.
Tomorrow Swifts Creek will host the winless Lindenow South in a game where it will head in favourites.
Despite not tasting success this season, Lindenow South president Damion Blewitt says he is confident that his side can get its first win of the season.
“We don’t go up there to lose, it’s too cold to do that,” he said.
“We’ve blooded a lot of young players this year and the older players are still playing good footy when they can.
“Will O’Keefe has impressed me across the halfback flank this season and he is only 16.
“Russell White and Robbie O’Keefe have also been good and have brought a lot of hard ball gets.”
Swifts Creek cruised to a 93-point win the last time the two sides met and Blewitt says that it is crucial that the Swampies field a full side tomorrow.
“You have to go there with a full team,” he said.
“We only had two players on the bench last time and they were both 17-year-old kids.
“We went in last game with five under 18 players, but it is a positive as you have to look at our junior team, which has only lost one game for the season and hopefully some of them stand up next year.”
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