LEONGATHA coach Paul Carbis is bracing for what has become one of the biggest challenges in Gippsland League football this year, the journey to Sale.
The Magpies have lost just the one game to date, against heavyweight Maffra in round one. They survived a scare against Warragul in round eight, falling over the line by the barest of margins, but are a different kettle of fish at their home ground.
MAFFRA is the undisputed benchmark of the competition after running through to eight rounds undefeated, but Moe coach James Blaser isn’t shying away from Saturday’s test.
After trudging through the first six rounds of the season without a win, Morwell will be looking for a hat-trick of victories when it hosts Traralgon.
Warragul, kicking itself after an opportunity went begging in round eight, will be hellbent on returning from Bairnsdale with the four points.
A bottom-of-the-ladder stalemate between Wonthaggi and Drouin will be broken this weekend, when the sides each vie for their second win of the season.
For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.