LVFL ROUND 12 PREVIEW

Marong's Craig Morris.

Marong's Craig Morris.

CALIVIL UNITED V YCW - 2.15pm Saturday at Raywood.

Last time: Round 3, 2014: YCW 16.14 (110) d Calivil United 9.8 (62).

Since 1995: Calivil United 28; YCW 15.

CALIVIL UNITED - the Demons are coming off their third win of the season last week when they beat Inglewood by 41 points.  

Also jumped two rungs on the ladder up to sixth position, but such is the gap between the finals-bound sides and the rest, they are three games outside the top five.

Will wear the old Northern United guernsey in this match.

YCW - the past two weeks perfectly sum up YCW’s season.  

A fortnight ago they served it right up to second-placed Pyramid Hill in a competitive nine-point loss.

But last week they barely fired a shot in a 73-point hiding from Marong.

Pat Jess must be among the most frustrated coaches in the region.

BRIDGEWATER V NEWBRIDGE - 2.15pm Saturday at Bridgewater.

Last time: Round 3, 2014: Bridgewater 14.9 (93) d Newbridge 7.11 (53).

Since 1995: Newbridge 22; Bridgewater 17.

BRIDGEWATER - the ladder-leaders return from a week off and ready to continue their assault towards a fifth flag in a row.

Plenty of contributors for the Mean Machine across every line, with one of the standouts reigning Harding medallist Adam Parry. He’s giving himself every chance to go back-to-back for the medal.

NEWBRIDGE - only lost one of their first seven games, but have since dropped two of their past three to Bears Lagoon-Serpentine and Marong.

That’s hardly the formline you want going into the LVFL’s toughest challenge.

The Maroons stuck with Bridgewater for a half in round three. Can they go the distance in the return bout?

MARONG V MITIAMO - 2.15pm Saturday at Marong.

Last time: Round 3, 2014: Marong 10.13 (73) d Mitiamo 9.9 (63).

Since 1995: Mitiamo 29; Marong 11.

MARONG - the double chance has opened right up for the Panthers, who are now just percentage outside the top three.  

They’ve won their past three games over YCW, Inglewood and Newbridge, with their third quarters pivotal in those wins.

They’ve outscored the opposition 114-29 in their past three “premiership quarters”.

MITIAMO - early on it was the Superoos’ inability to run out games that was an issue.  

Now it’s their starts to matches that are the problems.

In four of their past five games they have been at least two goals down at quarter-time and 26 points behind at half-time.

Only two wins well below pre-season expectations.

BL-SERPENTINE V INGLEWOOD - 2.15pm Saturday at Serpentine.

Last time: Round 3, 2014: BL-Serpentine 19.18 (132) d Inglewood 8.8 (56).

Since 1995: BL-Serpentine 29; Inglewood 11.

BL-SERPENTINE - you get the feeling the Bears are about to crank up in the second half of the season and make a strong run into the finals.

Recorded their best win of the season last week when they beat Newbridge by 49 points to reverse their round two defeat.

Are now back within one game of the top three, but need to boost their percentage.

INGLEWOOD - after losing to Calivil United by 41 points last week, tough to see where a win is going to come from this season for the Blues.

Recruit Jayden Sheean is working tirelessly for the Blues and has been in their best four players in their past eight games.

Unfortunately for Inglewood, there’s only one of him. 

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