THE Bendigo Amateur Soccer League’s senior division heads into this weekend with some big fixtures.
The first two rounds have thrown up a couple of surprising results and there is no reason why it couldn’t happen this weekend.
Last season’s division one champions Strathdale head into this round on the back of two strong wins and will take on Colts United under lights on Saturday night.
The Blues have taken maximum points from their first two matches and will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the championship table.
Colts have had a bit of a sluggish start to the season, dropping early points with a loss to Epsom and a draw against Spring Gully. United will be hoping not to fall too far off the pace and will be looking to regain ground on a title challenge.
The women’s match-up is also an important one in terms of the title race, with Strathdale having the opportunity to go joint top of the table against leaders Colts.
If the Strathdale division one side drops points against Colts, that will open the door for Epsom to go joint top if it can defeat Spring Gully on Sunday.
Epsom goes into this match with a win over Colts United and a loss against Strathdale, while Spring Gully has yet to record maximum points this season after two draws in matches with Eaglehawk and Colts.
The second-placed Spring Gully women’s team and fourth-placed Epsom side are only separated by goal difference after two rounds.
Knockout Cup grand finalists Golden City and Eaglehawk clash at Truscott Reserve.
City won the Cup final 2-0 and Eaglehawk will be out for revenge.
Both teams are chasing their first win of the championship season.
After defeats in the first round, both the Eaglehawk and Golden City women’s teams will be keen for a result this week.
Eaglehawk was comprehensively beaten by Spring Gully, while Golden City lost to Strathdale 6-4.