Blues' chance to end hoodoo

CAN Inglewood end a long-standing hoodoo of more than a decade against Calivil United in the Loddon Valley Football League on Saturday?

The Blues and Demons will lock horns in round two.

Inglewood hasn’t beaten Calivil United since round 15, 2002, with the Demons winning the past 23 encounters between the clubs.

However, this appears the best chance the Blues have had of ending that losing streak.

The Blues were competitive last week against finals-contender Marong, only going down by 18 points after the Panthers kicked away late.

Calivil United was disappointing in its season-opener when it was belted by Newbridge by 75 points, with the Demons having plenty to work on heading into this battle.

• The new-look Mitiamo has its first hit-out of the season when it travels to take on Pyramid Hill.

The Superoos loom as big improvers this season after an active recruiting campaign that has yielded an almost entirely new team to the one that last year won just two games.

There will be plenty of interest to see how the Superoos on the back of all their recruiting perform first-up on one of the LVFL’s toughest away trips.

Pyramid Hill disposed of YCW by 45 points last week in what was a game that was tight for the first half.

• YCW will be striving for a four-quarter performance when it tackles Marong.

The Eagles showed signs in the first half against Pyramid Hill last week that they will be an improved side this year, but they faded after the break and were beaten by 45 points, while Marong just did enough to beat Inglewood by 18 points.

• Newbridge can expect to be confronted by a fired-up Bears Lagoon-Serpentine.

The Bears were on the end of a shock 76-point hiding from Bridgewater last week in the grand final rematch and will be keen to atone against a Maroons side that impressed against Calivil United.

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