BASL power teams collide

The women’s championship clash between top team Epsom and third-placed Colts United highlights the resumption of Bendigo Amateur Soccer League action this weekend.

The reigning champion Scorpions hold a five-point lead over Colts United after eight rounds.

Epsom’s only defeat of the season so far is to second-placed Shepparton United.

BIG GAME: Epsom midfielder Emma Wolters will be a key player against Colts United. Picture: DARREN HOWE

BIG GAME: Epsom midfielder Emma Wolters will be a key player against Colts United. Picture: DARREN HOWE

Colts have been superb this season, but they’re yet to defeat one of the top two teams.

Shepparton United should keep pressure on Epsom by defeating bottom team Golden City.

In men’s division one, the most intriguing games are at Tatura where the fifth-placed home side hosts ladder leader Eaglehawk and at Beischer Park where fourth-placed Strathdale tackles second-placed Shepparton South.

Shepparton and Spring Gully have the opportunity to close the gap on the top five when they meet at Shepparton.

Eighth-placed Epsom has had a season to forget, but it can start to move back up the ladder with a victory over the winless Colts United on Sunday.

Third-placed Shepparton United faces a danger game against Golden City.

Division one draw (home teams listed first): Shepparton v Spring Gully, Tatura v Eaglehawk, Epsom v Colts United, Strathdale v Shepparton South and Shepparton United v Golden City.

Women’s draw: Moama-Echuca Border Raiders v Swan Hill, Epsom v Colts United, Strathdale v Shepparton South and Shepparton United v Golden City.

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