Mitiamo prepares for blockbuster LVFNL netball clash against Pyramid Hill

ROOS READY: Gabrielle Marlow will be a key in the midcourt for Mitiamo against Pyramid Hill at Mitchell Park on Saturday.

ROOS READY: Gabrielle Marlow will be a key in the midcourt for Mitiamo against Pyramid Hill at Mitchell Park on Saturday.

MITIAMO coach Jenny Clohesy is expecting another tough challenge from a fit and focused Pyramid Hill at Mitchell Park on Saturday.

The fearless Bulldogs are the only team to defeat the skilful Superoos this season, by a solitary goal in round six (53-52).

That defeat in no way flustered the Superoos, who have won seven straight games since, while the Bulldogs have won six of seven.

Clohesy was expecting her side to be at full-strength, with the exception of midcourter Abbey Hay, who will line-up for women's football team Bendigo Thunder against Diamond Creek at Castlemaine on Saturday afternoon.

She said the key for her side would be playing their natural game.

"It's worked so far ... we just need to be switched on from the start," she said.

"It was one goal last time and one goal is nothing really.

"It could go either way, but I'm pretty confident we can get the win, but you never know what might happen."

Clohesy, who guided the Superoos into second position last season, said ideally they would enter the final series with a win of over all teams, but a second loss to the Bulldogs would not be detrimental to their flag hopes.

"I don't think we can lose our spot in the top two," she said.

"But it would be nice to get a win."

The Superoos coach nominated goalers Jess Holdstock and Zoe Kennedy and the Bulldogs strong midcourt as areas that would need containing.

Meanwhile, with win number two alongside its name after last weekend's victory against Inglewood, Marong is hoping to take things up to Maiden Gully YCW.

Panthers coach Robyn Cunnington was counting on an overdue slice of luck as they push for two straight wins.

Marong and Lara Daly are hoping to finish the LVFNL netball season off on a good note.

Marong and Lara Daly are hoping to finish the LVFNL netball season off on a good note.

"This far into the season we are yet to have a full squad to choose from in terms of availability, illness and injury issues, so subject to training (Thursday night) that might happen, which will give us a great depth on the bench," she said.

"We have found great combinations of speed and height at both ends of the court and can change things up to better match our opponents. 

"We are all very much looking forward to the last four weeks together. 

"Despite some massive losses the girls continue to turn up and bring 100 per cent to trainings and game days. 

"The vibe is still very positive which shows what a special group we have across the board at senior level."

Encouraging for the Panthers has been the positive feedback from some of their rivals this season.

Marong's 47 goals in a round 13 loss to Mitiamo was the second highest total scored by all teams against the Superoos this season, indicating the Panthers were getting better as the weeks ticked by.

"We would all love the season to go for another 10 weeks," Cunnington said.

In other games, Bridgewater hosts Calivil United and Bears Lagoon-Serpentine meets Inglewood.