Another big test for the Cats

Lockington-Bamawm United's John Halloran looks for a target.

Lockington-Bamawm United's John Halloran looks for a target.

LOCKINGTON-Bamawm United will set itself for another big challenge in the Heathcote District Football League on Saturday.

After last week beating the previously undefeated Leitchville-Gunbower by 19 points, the Cats now take on the third-placed Mount Pleasant at Lockington.

The Blues with their 4-1 record have already won as many games as last season, but as the Bombers found out last week, the clash with the Cats will give Mount Pleasant coach Derrick Filo the ultimate gauge of where his side is at.

Star forward Matt Gretgrix continues to impress up forward for the Blues with 26 goals - 12 more than any other player in the HDFL - while key big man Chris Hudson has been among the standouts so far for the Cats, who have beaten Mount Pleasant 13 times in a row by an average of 62 points.

• It’s crunch time for Colbinabbin when it hosts White Hills.

The Grasshoppers are languishing in seventh position on the ladder with a 1-4 record.

Colbinabbin is proving to be the great tease of the HDFL this season, having belted Mount Pleasant on Good Friday and played well enough to serve it right up to Leitchville-Gunbower and North Bendigo, but still only has one win to show for its efforts.

White Hills, which has won its past two games to move into the top five, is coming off a bye and will be refreshed to take on an opponent it lost to by six and five points last year.

• North Bendigo travels to Elmore warm favourites to beat the Bloods and win its third game in a row.

While the the Bloods are underdogs, they competed well with Mount Pleasant after quarter-time last week following a slow start.

• Huntly got its season rolling last week with its first victory over Colbinabbin, and will now chase two in a row when it meets Heathcote at Prendergast Oval.

The Hawks should be too strong against a Heathcote side that has lost its past four games by 108, 76, 122 and 63 points.

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