JUST two matches will be played tomorrow in the Gippsland League.
Those who got to put their feet up last week for the first half of the split round will get back onto the park to complete Round 16.
MAFFRA faces its biggest challenge of the season.
The Eagles travel over the hill to play Leongatha, a team that is still yet to drop a game in 2022.
In fact, the Parrots currently hold the longest winning streak in country Victoria, and they will be hell-bent on keeping this record intact.
However, if any club knows about winning streaks it is Maffra. While Leongatha’s current streak of 21 is impressive, it pales in significance to the 45 the Eagles sustained between 2003 and 2005 – a Gippsland League record.
The Eagles of today might find some desire to make absolutely certain this proud record remains in Maffra’s keeping by knocking off the Parrots tomorrow.
Maffra proved it could go the journey against Leongatha earlier in the season, going down by just 20 points.
With more growth and continuity since then, the Eagles will be feeling confident their best football can certainly match it with the best.
Maffra and Morwell are currently in a battle for the last remaining spot in the finals.
The Eagles can go a game clear with victory tomorrow, which will set-up a pulsating last fortnight of the regular season given the Tigers should win their match against Drouin in Round 17.
Maffra has been well-served this season by Hudson Holmes, Kade Renooy and Alex Carr, and the trio will be called upon to play pivotal roles.
THE remaining match sees Moe host Drouin.
Both teams will go into the match entertaining thoughts of victory, in what will more than likely be the last realistic chance for either of the struggling sides to do so given they each end the year with matches against Leongatha, alongside third-placed Wonthaggi (Moe) and sixth-placed Morwell (Drouin).