FOLLOWING two consecutive defeats, North Gippsland football premier Rosedale has a big task if it’s to return to winning ways on Saturday.
The Blues will host undefeated ladder leader Sale City.
This probably won’t be the blockbuster it was anticipated to be as Rosedale isn’t in good form and has some injury concerns.
The Bulldogs are two wins ahead of fellow top five sides Yarram, Rosedale, Woodside and Churchill.
The Blues will have plenty to play for, as they honour club stalwart Jim Crabtree, who died last weekend.
In the day’s other top five clash, Yarram will host Churchill in what should be a good test for both teams.
Locked on four wins and two losses, both teams are in winning form.
The Demons will wear blue jumpers for the match, which is raising awareness of depression, anxiety and suicide, and funds for Beyondblue.
Both sides are in good form, with the second-placed Demons on a four-game winning run, their most recent a 93-run demolition of TTU.
A comfortable win over Rosedale was the Cougars’ third victory on the trot.
Heyfield has the chance to string together consecutive victories for the first time this season when it hosts Gormandale at Nambrok.
The Kangaroos had to work hard to win at Glengarry last weekend, while the Tigers came back to earth from their upset victory over Rosedale, losing to Cowwarr by 90 points.
Woodside, thumped by Sale City last weekend, will be looking to rebound strongly at home against Glengarry.
It was a disappointing loss to Woodside last week, managing only 2.4 for the day. Meanwhile, the Magpies, though not winning, are still kicking some decent scores.
Two teams in danger of losing touch with the top five, Cowwarr and Traralgon-Tyers United, will meet.
The home team, Cowwarr, must have had a spray from the coach after its loss a fortnight ago, because the Saints turned things around last week and had a percentage-boosting win over Gormandale.
Meanwhile, the Bombers have lost its past three matches.