Hawks and Storm eye 2-0 start to season

EAGLEHAWK and Strathfieldsaye will be both chasing 2-0 starts to the season when they lock horns at Canterbury Park on Saturday.

The match is the only Bendigo Football League game this weekend featuring two round-one winners.

The Hawks have made no changes to the side that dominated Kyneton after half-time last week to win by 26 points.

The Storm, who defeated Golden Square by 33 points in last Sunday’s grand final rematch, have lost Port Melbourne-listed Matthew Smith to injury.

Rhys Irwin, Ben Lester and James Falconer, who would make his senior debut if selected, have been added to the Storm’s squad of 26.


MARYBOROUGH faces a tough test at Princes Park when it hosts Gisborne on Saturday.

The Bulldogs were the most dominant winners in round one last weekend when they belted Castlemaine by 120 points to race to the top of the ladder.

Gisborne has included Kane Grbac and the versatile Anthony Belcher, while Daniel Weaver and Cameron Medica are the outs.

Maryborough, which has beaten Gisborne just twice in their past 23 meetings, has made four changes to the side that lost to Kangaroo Flat by 48 points last week.

Among the ins is the experienced Cam Skinner.

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