Pyramid Hill's Troy Parker.
Pyramid Hill's Troy Parker.

YCW V MARONG - 2.15pm Saturday at Backhaus Oval.

Last time: Round 2, 2014: Marong 24.11 (155) d YCW 10.15 (75).

Since 1995: YCW 25; Marong 13.

YCW - hard to know what to make of the Eagles this season. 

They’ve only won two games, yet they have been good enough to lead top-three sides Bridgewater and Pyramid Hill at three quarter-time.

Clearly, their best is good enough to trouble the top sides, but haven’t seen it enough this season and that’s why finals are again off the agenda. 

MARONG - coach Corey Gregg has laid the challenge down to his midfield the past two weeks to lift its work-rate and he has got the response he was after.

Craig Morris continues to set the tone in the middle for the Panthers.

The recruit has been their best player in four of their past six games - the epitome of consistency.

INGLEWOOD V CALIVIL UNITED - 2.15pm Saturday at Inglewood.

Last time: Round 2, 2014: Calivil United 10.9 (69) d Inglewood 7.10 (52).

Since 1995: Calivil United 33; Inglewood 6.

INGLEWOOD - if the Blues don’t beat Calivil United on Saturday, they could be headed for a winless season.

The Blues - who haven’t won a game since round four, last season - are playing on their home turf against a fellow battling side in the Demons.

Expect coach Isaac Douthie to have his side up and about for this winnable game.

CALIVIL UNITED - 100-point hidings are not normally associated with the Demons.

For the best part of 20 years they have been dishing them out, but the Demons have lost three of their past five games by at least 106 points heading into Saturday against the Blues, who they haven’t been beaten by  since 2002. That 12-year streak has to be under some threat.

MITIAMO V PYRAMID HILL - 2.15pm Saturday at Mitiamo.

Last time: Round 2, 2014: Pyramid Hill 17.8 (110) d Mitiamo 14.9 (93).

Since 1995: Mitiamo 24; Pyramid Hill 16.

MITIAMO - finally got their season going with back-to-back wins over Inglewood and YCW before having the bye last week.

The Superoos now take on Pyramid Hill and should be confident of an upset at home.

They are finishing games much better now compared to round two when they were over-run by the Bulldogs after leading at three quarter-time.

PYRAMID HILL - maintained their position in the top three last week, but not before surviving a scare from YCW.

 The Bulldogs aren’t playing anywhere near their best at the moment, but they are 7-2 and still have plenty of room for improvement.

Former coach Leigh Davies has been in ripping form down back the past month.

NEWBRIDGE V BL-SERPENTINE - 2.15pm Saturday at Newbridge.

Last time: Round 2, 2014: Newbridge 15.7 (97) d BL-Serpentine 12.4 (76).

Since 1995: BL-Serpentine 22; Newbridge 20.

NEWBRIDGE - good response by the Maroons to their second loss of the season last week, belting Calivil United by 106 points.

The victory keeps the Maroons sitting nicely in second position on the ladder.

The Maroons have been one of the best starting sides in the LVFL this season, outscoring their opposition 235-126 in their nine first quarters.

BL-SERPENTINE - plenty of work to do now for last year’s grand finalists if they are to challenge for the top three and the double chance.

Were the first team to kick more than 10 goals this season against Bridgewater last week, but the 59-point loss left them two games outside the top three.

Must-win game on Saturday.



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