BFL ROUND 17 GAMES

Maryborough's Daniel Vadala.

Maryborough's Daniel Vadala.

MARYBOROUGH v EAGLEHAWK - 2.20pm Saturday at Maryborough.

Last time: Round 8, 2014: Eaglehawk 13.12 (90) d Maryborough 12.9 (81).

Since 1995: Eaglehawk 22; Maryborough 20.

THE Magpies haven’t won three games in a row since rounds 11-13 of 2011.

They get their chance to string together a winning hat-trick when they host the Hawks, who have lost two in a row and control of their finals destiny.

KYNETON v KANGAROO FLAT - 2.20pm Saturday at Kyneton.

Last time: Round 8, 2014: Kyneton 19.12 (126) d Kangaroo Flat 18.15 (123).

Since 1995: Kyneton 20; Kangaroo Flat 18.

THE Tigers won a three-point thriller in a high-scoring shoot-out last time these sides met.

But with the chance to potentially secure a finals berth with a win, the Roos have enormous incentive to turn the tables.

GOLDEN SQUARE v SANDHURST - 2.20pm Saturday at Golden Square.

Last time: Round 8, 2014: Sandhurst 12.17 (89) d Golden Square 13.2 (80).

Since 1995: Golden Square 26; Sandhurst 18.

THE Dragons are back on top of the ladder after last week’s impressive 69-point hiding of Gisborne.

They now test themselves against another finals-bound team in the Bulldogs, who pushed them all the way at the QEO earlier in the year.

SOUTH BENDIGO v CASTLEMAINE - 2.20pm Saturday at the QEO.

Last time: Round 8, 2014: Castlemaine 15.7 (97) d South Bendigo 8.14 (62).

Since 1995: South Bendigo 30; Castlemaine 12.

IT’S the battle to avoid the wooden-spoon at the QEO.

The Bloods are stiff to still be in wooden-spoon danger, having lost by one point last week for the second time this year. The Magpies haven’t won since beating the Bloods in round eight.

STRATHFIELDSAYE v GISBORNE - 2.20pm Sunday at Strathfieldsaye.

Last time: Round 8, 2014: Strathfieldsaye 21.10 (136) d Gisborne 16.7 (103).

Since 2009: Gisborne 8; Strathfieldsaye 4.

FOR the second week in a row the Bulldogs take on a potential qualifying final opponent.

They are coming off a 69-point belting from Sandhurst last week. Tough ask to turn it around against the powerful Storm.

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