Marong Panthers eye jump to ladder's second rung

KEY PLAYER: Zac Boyer snaps for goal in Marong's win against YCW. Picture: GLENN DANIELS
KEY PLAYER: Zac Boyer snaps for goal in Marong's win against YCW. Picture: GLENN DANIELS
Pyramid Hill coach Paul Grayling.

Pyramid Hill coach Paul Grayling.

Marong's Craig Morris.

Marong's Craig Morris.

Pyramid Hill's Gavin James takes on two YCW opponents.

Pyramid Hill's Gavin James takes on two YCW opponents.

WIN Saturday's clash at Pyramid Hill and Marong takes the Bulldogs place at second on the Loddon Valley Football League ladder.

It’s a task the Corey Gregg-coached Marong knows will not be easy to achieve on the Hill’s turf at Mitchell Park.

When these clubs last met in round four, Pyramid Hill won a great battle at Marong by 12 points.

The Paul Grayling-coached Bulldogs have an 8-2 record, while Marong’s tally is 8-3.

The teams are separated by 1.6 per cent.

Marong’s defensive pressure will have to be higher than last Saturday’s clash with Mitiamo.

The Panthers won by just two points.

Marong showed it has plenty of goalkicking power as eight players were on target.

The play of Marong onballers Craig Morris, Zac Boyer and Corey Gregg will be crucial to the Panthers chances of taking the points.

Pyramid Hill had the bye last round after a 50-point victory the previous week against Mitaimo.

Mitchell Dingwall kicked five goals in a best on ground performance for the Bulldogs and Paul Grayling added three.

Although conditions are likely to be wet and windy, the height and strength of Grayling, Leigh Davies and Balraj Singh in marking contests will test Marong in every quarter.

YCW takes on Bears Lagoon-Serpentine at Backhaus Oval.

The Eagles soared to a 10-point win against Calivil United last round.

Back in round four the Bears beat YCW by 43 points   and they will start favourite in this match.

Inglewood takes on the unbeaten Bridgewater at Hibernian Hotel Oval.

After scoring just four goals in a 143-point loss to the Bears last Saturday, the task does not become any easier for the Blues.

Inglewood is on home turf,  but the Machine will be way too strong.

Bridgewater’s slick teamwork, marking power and strong defence was to the fore in last Saturday’s 12-goal win against Newbridge.

It’s a big weekend at Mitiamo Football Netball Club where the Superoos celebrate their 125th year.

Mitiamo takes on Calivil United in today’s match.

The Superoos will have gained a lot of confidence from their clash at Marong.

Although the Superoos were beaten by two points, their play was not indicative of their 2-8 record.

The Dennis Grinton-coached Superoos will be determined not to let the hundreds of fans down at such an historic occasion.

Calivil United also played well last round to finish within 10 points of YCW at Raywood.

Newbridge has the bye. 


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