SALE will host Morwell as part of Gippsland League football’s “Super Saturday”.
While there are only two matches tomorrow to conclude the split round 15, both will have a major bearing on the top five.
Morwell is the only team to have defeated the Magpies in 2012 and will be keen to complete the double to prove it is a serious premiership contender.
In round six, the Tigers won more of the contested ball with Jack Brown marking Magpies full forward Matt Ferguson well. Brown played in attack last round against Moe but would be expected to return to defence to take on the Magpies coach.
The Magpies appeared to have learned lessons from that defeat, having won their next eight matches by an average margin of almost 74. The Tigers, on the other hand, have been inconsistent with wins against Maffra, Traralgon and Leongatha in between a loss at Drouin and draw at Bairnsdale.
The Tigers will need to be able to shut down the Magpies’ midfield and negate their forwards, as they did in round six.
A win will go a long way in helping Morwell take third place off Maffra. The Eagles’ win at Moe last weekend put them six points ahead of the Tigers.
The Magpies would have enjoyed the week off following their big win at Traralgon. Their second half effort blew away the Maroons after being tested.
The Magpies and Tigers have evenly split their past 10 meetings.
IN the only other game in the Gippsland League tomorrow, a Wonthaggi win at home over Traralgon would see the Power level with the fifth-placed Maroons.
Highlighting the importance of the clash, a Maroons win would put them two wins and a sizeable percentage ahead of the Power on the ladder with only three rounds remaining.
For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.