Kangaroo Flat ruckman Nick Lang.
Kangaroo Flat ruckman Nick Lang.

KANGAROO FLAT v SANDHURST - 2.20pm Saturday at Kangaroo Flat.

Last time: Round 5, 2014: Sandhurst 20.19 (139) d Kangaroo Flat 4.8 (32).

Since 1995: Sandhurst 29; Kangaroo Flat 13.

CAN the Roos buck their recent trend and hold their spot in the top five?

Over the past seven rounds their ladder position has alternated weekly between fifth and sixth.

They are fifth again ahead of the Sandhurst showdown.

STRATHFIELDSAYE v MARYBOROUGH - 2.20pm Saturday at Strathfieldsaye.

Last time: Round 5, 2014: Strathfieldsaye 20.15 (135) d Maryborough 8.9 (57).

Since 2009: Strathfieldsaye 7; Maryborough 4.

TEN wins in a row now for the red-hot Storm, during which they’ve conceded just one score above 60.

Maryborough will crack in like it has all season, but the Storm with too much class to continue on their winning ways at home.

KYNETON v GOLDEN SQUARE - 2.20pm Saturday at Kyneton.

Last time: Round 5, 2014: Kyneton 9.8 (62) d Golden Square 7.13 (55).

Since 1995: Golden Square 28; Kyneton 12.

LOOK at Kyneton’s formline and it’s tough to fathom this is the same team that beat Golden Square by seven points in round five.

The Tigers have dropped their past five and now face a Bulldogs side with their top three hopes finished.

SOUTH BENDIGO v GISBORNE - 2.20pm Saturday at QEO.

Last time: Round 5, 2014: Gisborne 13.18 (96) d South Bendigo 4.5 (29).

Since 2000: Gisborne 22; South Bendigo 11.

THE Bloods fought their way off the bottom of the ladder with a 31-point win over Kyneton last week.

Next assignment is back at the QEO against in-form Gisborne, which has won four in a row and is headed for the double chance.

CASTLEMAINE v EAGLEHAWK - 2.20pm Sunday at Castlemaine.

Last time: Round 5, 2014: Eaglehawk 20.15 (135) d Castlemaine 3.7 (25).

Since 1995: Eaglehawk 24; Castlemaine 18.

THE Hawks continue to struggle for consistency and as a result, find themselves outside the top five after last week’s two-point loss to Kangaroo Flat.

Castlemaine now in danger of wooden spoon after falling to last.


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