Top five taking shape

NORTH Gippsland football’s top five is beginning to take shape.

Sale City remains undefeated at the top of the ladder with five wins, while Rosedale and Woodside are both on four.

On Saturday, four top five teams will meet another side in the top half of the ladder.

Sale City will host Woodside, while Rosedale will play Churchill, so the order of the  top five may look different by on Saturday night.

This round will also provide a good indication of how well the top teams are travelling at this point in the season.

COMING off a shock loss to bottom side Gormandale, second-placed Rosedale will be looking to bounce back when it travels to Churchill.

Fifth-placed Churchill, with the home ground advantage, won’t be an easy-beat either.

TOP side Sale City has been good this year, but expect third-placed Woodside to take the Bulldogs right to the wire.

The Wildcats are definitely an improving side.

Both teams still need to prove themselves against quality opposition and Saturday’s match gives them an opportunity to do that.

AN upset is possible when Glengarry welcomes Heyfield.

The Kangaroos have played all top five teams this year except Woodside. If they want to play finals, they need to pull their socks up, because two wins from five rounds is nowhere near where last year’s runners-up needs to be.

The addition of former AFL player Shane Birss in recent weeks will help the Kangaroos’ cause.

Glengarry is re-building and will be hungry to defeat anyone, especially a team in Heyfield’s position.

TRARALGON-Tyers United has looked soft over the past few weeks and it won’t get any easier tomorrow, when it faces an in-form Yarram.

The Bombers are coming off two losses, while the fourth-placed visitors have won their past three games and will be hard to beat.

GORMANDALE will host Cowwarr.

The Tigers will take a lot of confidence from last week’s upset win over premier Rosedale. They have been showing signs and last week the hoodoo was lifted.

Cowwarr, on the other hand, faces an uphill battle after another loss last week.