LVFL round 17 preview

Bridgewater's Josh McLeod.

Bridgewater's Josh McLeod.

CALIVIL UNITED v BL-SERPENTINE - 2.15pm Saturday at Calivil.

Last time: Round 8, 2014: BL-Serpentine 23.20 (158) d Calivil United 9.6 (60).

Since 1995: Calivil United 26; BL-Serpentine 17.

CALIVIL UNITED - what has been a testing season for the Demons shows no let-up. 

The Demons round out their season with a pair of games against the top two sides in Bears Lagoon-Serpentine and Bridgewater.

Continue to struggle to get out of the blocks, having won just four first quarters and only two second terms.

BL-SERPENTINE - last game of the home and away season for the Bears, who have the bye in the final round.  

They sit second on the ladder, and with the possibility of their double chance hopes hinging on percentage next week, they will be going all out to put Calivil United to the sword.

Won’t want to leave anything in the tank.

MARONG v BRIDGEWATER - 2.15pm Saturday at Marong.

Last time: Round 8, 2014: Bridgewater 20.11 (131) d Marong 8.11 (59).

Since 1995: Bridgewater 22; Marong 18.

MARONG - the Panthers have got themselves up into the top three after last week’s one-point win over Bears Lagoon-Serpentine.

But after such a big build-up to last week’s clash with the Bears, the Panthers will have to step it up again if they’re to challenge the might of Bridgewater, who they have lost their past nine against.

BRIDGEWATER - have been hungry all season, and with the finals now just around the corner, they’ll be setting themselves to lift another gear.

And that doesn’t bode well for the rest of the finalists - of which Marong will be one - considering their home and away domination in which their 14 wins have been by an average of 92 points. Super outfit.

PYRAMID HILL v NEWBRIDGE - 2.15pm Saturday at Pyramid Hill.

Last time: Round 8, 2014: Newbridge 14.15 (99) d Pyramid Hill 11.12 (78).

Since 1995: Pyramid Hill 20; Newbridge 19.

PYRAMID HILL - the Bulldogs have been consistent in their ability not to allow losing streaks to spiral out of control. 

They haven’t lost more than two games in a row since early in the 2007 season, but is that record about to be broken?

The Bulldogs have dropped their past two to Bridgewater and BL-Serpentine ahead of this clash with Newbridge.

NEWBRIDGE - the Maroons regained some of their spark last week with an 84-point win over Mitiamo that put them right back in the top-three mix.   

They are fifth on the ladder, but only a game off second and have the best percentage of the four teams vying for the last two spots in the top three, which could prove decisive come the end of round 18.

MITIAMO v INGLEWOOD - 2.15pm Saturday at Mitiamo.

Last time: Round 8, 2014: Mitiamo 18.7 (115) d Inglewood 11.8 (74).

Since 1995: Mitiamo 32; Inglewood 8.

MITIAMO - the Superoos will start hot favourites at home to post their fourth win of the season against Inglewood.

Although, the Superoos won’t be taking the battling Blues for granted considering when they last met in round eight, they trailed Inglewood at each of the first three breaks.

Been belted by Newbridge and Bridgewater the past fortnight.

INGLEWOOD - unfortunately for the Blues, last Saturday against YCW was a case of another week, another hiding.

They lost to the Eagles by 111 points in what was their fourth loss in a row by more than 100 points and eighth of the season by triple figures.

At least their 10 goals against the Eagles was an improvement on their average of 6.3 this year.

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