BFL Round 12 at a glance

Sandhurst's Nick Stagg.
Sandhurst's Nick Stagg.


Last time: Round 3, 2014: Sandhurst 16.18 (114) d Strathfieldsaye 5.5 (35).

Since 2009: Sandhurst 8; Strathfieldsaye 4.

ONE of the most anticipated matches of the home and away season is here.

The Dragons and Storm are the two clear-cut standout teams of the season, having lost just one game between them.

Cracking contest awaits.

MARYBOROUGH V CASTLEMAINE - 2.20pm Saturday at Barkers Oval Princes Park.

Last time: Round 3, 2014: Castlemaine 12.13 (85) d Maryborough 9.11 (65).

Since 1995: Maryborough 27; Castlemaine 14.

THE BFL’s two Magpie rivals square off at Princes Park.

Both have won two games apiece, with the winner of this contest likely to steer clear of wooden-spoon danger.

Maryborough at home looks to hold the edge.

EAGLEHAWK V SOUTH BENDIGO - 2.20pm Saturday at Canterbury Park.

Last time: Round 3, 2014: Eaglehawk 13.14 (92) d South Bendigo 5.9 (39).

Since 1995: South Bendigo 26; Eaglehawk 16.

BOTTOM side South Bendigo showed plenty of spirit last week against Golden Square at the QEO.

The Bloods now face an Eaglehawk side that has plenty to play for at home after dropping out of the top five last week.

GISBORNE V KYNETON - 2.20pm Saturday at Gardiner Reserve.

Last time: Round 3, 2014: Gisborne 13.8 (86) d Kyneton 9.22 (76).

Since 2000: Gisborne 25; Kyneton 2.

THE Bulldogs are back up and about, with their 16-goal second half against Maryborough last week particularly impressive.

The Tigers have lost their past three games and their finals chances are now hanging precariously.

GOLDEN SQUARE V KANGAROO FLAT - 2.20pm Sunday at MyJet Oval.

Last time: Round 3, 2014: Golden Square 13.12 (90) d Kangaroo Flat 13.6 (84).

Since 1995: Golden Square 31; Kangaroo Flat 9.

CRUCIAL Sunday game for the finals aspirations of both sides.

The Bulldogs and Roos are 6-5 and sitting fourth and fifth, with a win on Sunday to keep the victor at least one game clear of the chasing Eaglehawk.


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