Demons play the Blues

ROSEDALE faces a big test if it’s to claim back-to-back wins on Saturday, taking on North Gippsland football ladder leader Yarram.

The Blues posted their first victory of the season last weekend, defeating Cowwarr by 46-points in wintry conditions at home.

Players will welcome Saturday’s predicted fine weather, which will allow them to play more free-flowing football.

The errant kicking for goal which cost the Blues victory in round one at Woodside was put in the past, as they powered away from Cowwarr after quarter-time.

Dale Fleming and Adam Diamond have begun the season well for the Blues, and will need to continue that form at Yarram.

The Demons were challenged by Gormandale, but extended their 19-point half-time lead into a 67-point win.

Chris Bruns has been outstanding in the Demons’ opening two victories.

COWWARR and Heyfield have the chance to post their first win of the season when they clash at Glengarry.

The match has been moved because renovations at the Cowwarr Recreation Reserve are not complete.

Following their 52-point loss to Sale City, the Kangaroos last weekend lost to Woodside by 42. The Kangaroos managed just three goals against the Wildcats.

Improved weather could see the Kangaroos returning to their running game, which was effective in the first half against Sale City.

Defeats to Gormandale and Rosedale have put the Saints on the bottom of the ladder on percentage. Restricted to one goal in the first half, the Saints were more competitive in the second, adding six majors to the Blues’ eight.

COMING off an upset loss, Sale City returns home to take on Glengarry.

The Bulldogs led Traralgon-Tyers United early in the final term, but inaccurate kicking for goal let the Bombers back into the contest. The home side won by a point, despite having four less scoring shots.

Josh Tollner, Justin McLay and Ben Chivers took their good round one form into last weekend’s match, using the ball well to set-up scoring opportunities.

The Magpies are win-less after two rounds, last weekend going down to Churchill by 49 points. Not kicking a goal until the third term, the Magpies can take a positive from the fact they out-scored the Cougars in the final quarter, albeit by a point.

The last time the Magpies visited Stephenson Park, in round 18 last year, they lost by 136 points.

WOODSIDE will host TTU in what is potentially the match of the day. Both sides won their opening two matches.

The Bombers will be high on confidence following their victory over Sale City, while the Wildcats are coming off a seven-goal win at Heyfield.

TTU will need to find a way to reduce the influence of Todd Bryant and Will Leslie, while Bill Morrison has impressed in his first two games for the Bombers.

CHURCHILL will travel to Gormandale to test the new look Tigers.

The Cougars rebounded from their round one loss to defeat Glengarry by 49 points, and will look to consolidate that form against Gormandale.

Coming off a first up win, the Tigers were overrun by Yarram in the second half and will welcome a return to more familiar surroundings on Saturday.

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