Eagles, Hawks in vital clash

Cooper Whitehill in action last weekend for Sale, which will play at Wonthaggi tomorrow. Photo: David Braithwaite

Liam Durkin

UPDATE: Because of the current five-day lockdown, local sport has been cancelled.

MAFFRA and Drouin will meet on Saturday in a Gippsland League football game which could see drastic repercussions depending on the result.
The Hawks sits on equal points with fifth-placed Traralgon, two wins ahead of the Eagles, who are not quite out of the woods yet as far as finals are concerned.
While it is looking like every match from here until the end of the season is an elimination final for Maffra, if the Eagles can win tomorrow at home, it will keep a number of teams on notice.
SALE and Wonthaggi will clash in a game between two top four sides.
The Magpies will travel to south Gippsland to take on a team from that neck of the woods for the second week in a row.
Sale was well-beaten by Leongatha at the weekend, and its task won’t get any easier against a Wonthaggi outfit fresh from beating top three team Moe on its home deck.
TRARALGON and Moe will renew hostilities, with the Maroons to host the match on the Lions’ home ground.
Moe was beaten by a better team in Wonthaggi and will want to get back on the winners’ list, while Traralgon climbed into the top five after toppling finals aspirant Drouin, and would love nothing better than to silence the parochial Lions crowd with victory.
The Maroons have enjoyed a solid fortnight with character-building wins and have an opportunity to go in front of their win-loss ledger on Saturday.
Away from the game, it will be a highly emotional day for the clubs, who will take billing as the feature game for Mental Health Round.
AFTER becoming the first time this season to lose to Warragul, Morwell will be desperate to secure victory when it hosts Bairnsdale.
The Redlegs will be equally desperate, as they have not won a game since the opening round.
With the combatants only separated by one win and one ladder position, a close game should be on the cards.
IT will be top versus bottom when Leongatha and Warragul face off.
The Gulls do go into the match with winning form under their belt, but taking on the Parrots’ away from home will surely be their most daunting task this season.