GISBORNE v SANDHURST - 2.20pm Saturday at Gisborne.
Last time: Round 7, 2014: Sandhurst 19.20 (134) d Gisborne 9.7 (61).
Since 2001: Gisborne 22; Sandhurst 11.
A POTENTIAL qualifying final preview between the BFL’s second and third-placed sides.
The Bulldogs were never in the hunt against the Dragons at the QEO back in round seven, but appear primed for this re-match.
KANGAROO FLAT v STRATHFIELDSAYE - 2.20pm Saturday at Kangaroo Flat.
Last time: Round 7, 2014: Strathfieldsaye 20.27 (147) d Kangaroo Flat 6.4 (40).
Since 2009: Strathfieldsaye 8; Kangaroo Flat 3.
AFTER all the hype of their 150th last weekend, it’s back to business for the Roos against the Storm.
Massive test for the Roos’ defence against the red-hot Storm that eight times in their 12 wins in a row have kicked at least 20 goals.
CASTLEMAINE v KYNETON - 2.20pm Saturday at Castlemaine.
Last time: Round 7, 2014: Kyneton 19.15 (129) d Castlemaine 14.9 (93).
Since 1995: Castlemaine 24; Kyneton 13.
ONE of these sides will break a seven-game losing streak.
The Magpies battled bravely for two-and-a-half quarters against Sandhurst last week, while the Tigers are having problems getting out of the blocks.
EAGLEHAWK v GOLDEN SQUARE - 2.20pm Saturday at Eaglehawk.
Last time: Round 7, 2014: Golden Square 20.12 (132) d Eaglehawk 9.9 (63).
Since 1995: Golden Square 26; Eaglehawk 19.
CRUNCH game for two sides that are among the three teams jostling for the last pair of finals positions.
Both sides have battled inconsistency all season, and both are coming off defeats last week ahead of this high stakes clash.
SOUTH BENDIGO v MARYBOROUGH - 2.20pm Sunday at QEO.
Last time: Round 7, 2014: South Bendigo 14.20 (104) d Maryborough 12.11 (83).
Since 1995: South Bendigo 31; Maryborough 12.
AFTER last week’s stunning victory over Golden Square at home, Maryborough will chase two wins in a row.
This shapes as a competitive match against the Bloods, who almost spoiled Kangaroo Flat’s 150th celebrations last week.