BOISDALE-Briagolong will be challenged by an intimidating Lindenow during round three of East Gippsland football.
Despite comfortably defeating Stratford in round one, the Bombers went down to Paynesville last week, and will have their work cut out for them on Saturday against the Cats, who are currently residing quite comfortably at the top of the ladder.
The Cats will bring their physical and unflinching game to Boisdale, but after accounting for Orbost-Snowy Rovers and Stratford in previous rounds, the question will be whether they can hold a more potent team.
Look for a focus on more accurate kicking from the Bombers, and plenty of high pressure play from Lindenow, who were comprehensive in their centre clearances last week.
STRATFORD travels to Wy Yung to face last year’s premiers in what will be an interesting match.
After playing well last week, the young Swans were unable to keep up with Lindenow, and will need to find ways to bring the ball forward faster.
Forward Lachlan Schilg will be the player to watch, after his heroic performance last week.
Wy Yung, which had a more comfortable win over Orbost-Snowy Rovers last week, still faces challenges as many regular players are still away on other commitments.
One has faith in Stratford holding on within sight of the Tigers for all four quarters, instead of allowing them to run away with the game.
LAKES Entrance will host the Orbost-Snowy Rovers in its first day match of the season.
Lakes was thumped by season favourite Lucknow last week, and will be looking to consolidate before the Anzac Day break.
The Blues will be hoping for their first win of the season, which may be within their grasp this week.