VICTORIOUS in its most recent hit-out at home, Maryborough takes on Kangaroo Flat in Saturday's end to the Bendigo Football League's split 10th round.
The Magpies broke their season duck when they beat Kyneton by 59 points at Barkers Oval, Princes Park in round nine.
Kangaroo Flat's latest victory, a one-point triumph against Gisborne was one of the club's most memorable in recent years.
The Flat's attack for today's clash includes Cameron Rinaldi lining up against his former club.
Two in a row.
Maryborough beats Kangaroo Flat, 14.12 (96) to 9.17 (71).
Shot by Tyson MacIlwain from near 50m arc at centre half-forward sails through after siren to complete last-term blitz in which hot Pies scored 6.2 to 1.3.
Fourth quarter, 28 mins: Maryborough's Joel Radlof snaps truly after roving ball-up. Magpies lead 90-70.
Fourth quarter, 26 mins: Cameron Rinaldi goals for Kangaroos. Borough leads 84-70.
Fourth quarter, 19 mins: Matt Bond kicks his fifth goal of match and Borough's fourth unanswered goal of term. Magpies lead 83-64.
Fourth quarter, 16 mins: Maryborough ruckman Ryan Connellan goals after free kick. Magpies lead 77-63.
Fourth quarter, 11 mins: Maryborough leads 71-63.
Fourth quarter, 5 mins: Matt Bond goals on run. Maryborough leads 70-62.
Fourth quarter, 4 mins: Maryborough's Matthew Bond marks and goals. Pies back in front, 64-62.Three quarter time: Kangaroo Flat 8.13 (61) leads Maryborough 8.10 (58).
Third quarter, 33 minutes: Maryborough's Nathan Bond freed just second before the siren sounds. Shot at goal after siren sails through to put Pies back within five points.
Third quarter, 22 mins: Corbin Fleming goals on run for Kangaroos. The Flat leads 58-51.
Third quarter, 17 mins: Ball spills off pack in goalsquare to Flat's Matt Tregenza. Roos now in front, 51-50.
Third quarter, 15 mins: That's five out of six by Matt Giri after he marks Bryce Fletcher pass. Maryborough leads 50-45.
Third quarter, 9 mins: Matt Giri kicks fourth goal for Roos after being on end of Cam Rinaldi pass. Maryborough leads 48-38.
Third quarter, 6 mins: Maryborough leads 48-31 after Nathan Bond goal.
Third quarter, 4 mins: Quick reply by Flat through Matt Giri. Maryborough leads 42-31.
Third quarter, 2 mins: Soccered goal for Pies in goalsquare. Maryborough leads 42-25.
Half-time: Maryborough 5.7 (37) leads Kangaroo Flat 3.7 (25).
An absorbing contest being played out. Momentum was Pies way, then the Roos, and back to the Magpies.
After being outplayed in the opening 15 minutes the Roos worked to get the match back on their terms.
The dangerous Matt Bond booted both of Maryborough's goals in the second term.
Matt Giri and Bryce Fletcher were on target for the Flat.
Second quarter, 19 mins: Matt Bond kicks second goal after sliding mark in scoreboard pocket. Magpies lead 35-24 in a top contest.
Second quarter: Bryce Fletcher goals for Kangaroos. Borough leads 29-24.
Second quarter, 12 mins: Matt Bond marks in scoreboard pocket. Runs on and goals. Caps excellent teamwork by Pies on outer wing. Maryborough leads 29-18.
Second quarter, 4 mins: Matt Giri outmuscles opponent in marking duel, gathers bouncing ball and kicks second goal. Pies lead 22-15.
Quarter-time: Maryborough 3.4 (22) leads Kangaroo Flat 1.3 (9).
The Magpies dominated the opening 15 minutes and built a three-goal lead before the Kangaroos started to lift their defensive efforts and hit targets across midfield and half-forward.
Goals - Maryborough: Lachlan Edwards, Tyson MacIlwain, Emmet Smith.Kangaroo Flat: Matt Giri.
First quarter, 28 mins: Matt Giri marks and goals for Kangaroos. Maryborough leads 22-9.
First quarter, 20 mins: Three unanswered goals for Magpies. They lead 22-2.
First quarter, 19 mins: Maryborough leads 16-2. Pies' pressure and tackling a key factor.
First quarter, 9 mins: Maryborough's Tyson MacIlwain goals on run from social rooms pocket at rotunda end. Pies lead 15-0.
First quarter, 8 mins: Maryborough leads 9-0.
First quarter, 4 mins: Maryborough doing all the attacking, but Matt Bond has missed two shots at close range. Pies lead 2-0.
2.15pm: Light rain falling, but ground is in excellent condition. Greasy conditions likely to lead to a lot of stoppages and congested packs.
Kangaroo Flat won the reserves, 11.11 (77) to 2.3 (15).