GISBORNE v EAGLEHAWK - 2.20pm Saturday at Gisborne.
Last time: Round 6, 2014: Gisborne 12.14 (86) d Eaglehawk 10.10 (70).
Since 2001: Gisborne 23; Eaglehawk 17.
IT’S the Hawks’ turn to be sitting fifth this week and they will be targeting the Bulldogs as their first top-five scalp of the season.
Gisborne has won five in a row and can “officially” guarantee the double chance with a win.
MARYBOROUGH v GOLDEN SQUARE - 2.20pm Saturday at Maryborough.
Last time: Round 6, 2014: Golden Square 15.14 (104) d Maryborough 8.5 (53).
Since 1995: Golden Square 26; Maryborough 14.
THE Magpies have won three of their past four games at home.
But how will they respond to last week’s 141-point hiding from Strathfieldsaye against a Golden Square side that hasn’t lost to the Magpies for a decade?
KANGAROO FLAT v SOUTH BENDIGO - 2.20pm Saturday at Kangaroo Flat.
Last time: Round 6, 2014: Kangaroo Flat 15.6 (96) d South Bendigo 7.10 (52).
Since 1995: South Bendigo 29; Kangaroo Flat 11; Drawn 1.
BIG weekend of 150th celebrations for the Roos.
As much as this weekend is about honouring the past, the players can’t lose sight of what’s most important - and that’s securing the four points to potentially push back into the top five.
KYNETON v STRATHFIELDSAYE - 2.20pm Saturday at Kyneton.
Last time: Round 6, 2014: Strathfieldsaye 24.18 (162) d Kyneton 5.7 (37).
Since 2009: Strathfieldsaye 8; Kyneton 1.
SHAPES as another tough day at home for the Tigers.
They copped a 125-point belting off the Storm in round six at a time when they were playing their most competitive footy. They’ve dropped off since, while the Storm has only got better.
SANDHURST v CASTLEMAINE - 2.20pm Saturday at QEO.
Last time: Round 6, 2014: Sandhurst 20.19 (199) d Castlemaine 6.12 (48).
Since 1995: Sandhurst 24; Castlemaine 16; Drawn 1.
THE Magpies should be confronted by a Dragons’ side breathing fire after giving up top spot on percentage last week.
The Magpies travel to the QEO for the first time this year having lost their past six games.