BFL Round 18 at a glance

Sandhurst and Eaglehawk clash at the QEO.
Sandhurst and Eaglehawk clash at the QEO.

GISBORNE v KANGAROO FLAT - 2.20pm Saturday at Gisborne.

Last time: Round 9, 2014: Kangaroo Flat 11.12 (78) d Gisborne 10.17 (77).

Since 2000: Gisborne 20; Kangaroo Flat 10.

THE Roos can guarantee a position in the finals with a win over the Bulldogs.

Otherwise, they must rely on Sandhurst to beat Eaglehawk to hold onto fifth.

The Bulldogs have lost two in a row to Sandhurst and Strathfieldsaye.

CASTLEMAINE v GOLDEN SQUARE - 2.20pm Saturday at Castlemaine.

Last time: Round 9, 2014: Golden Square 16.21 (117) d Castlemaine 3.7 (25).

Since 1995: Golden Square 26; Castlemaine 14.

THE Magpies are off the bottom of the ladder and coming off consecutive scores over 100 - that hasn’t happened since 2009.

The Bulldogs lost to Sandhurst by 56 points last week and will want to rebound on the eve of finals.

STRATHFIELDSAYE v SOUTH BENDIGO - 2.20pm Saturday at Strathfieldsaye.

Last time: Round 9, 2014: Strathfieldsaye 23.21 (159) d South Bendigo 9.6 (60).

Since 2009: South Bendigo 6; Strathfieldsaye 5; Drawn 1.

PERCENTAGE will be the key for the Storm in this clash.

They need to overhaul a 1.9 percent gap on ladder-leading Sandhurst to finish on top of the ladder.

A tough finish for the Bloods, who are headed for the wooden spoon.

KYNETON v MARYBOROUGH - 2.20pm Saturday at Kyneton.

Last time: Round 9, 2014: Maryborough 22.22 (154) d Kyneton 14.11 (95).

Since 1995: Maryborough 28; Kyneton 11.

BOTH teams enter the final round with 5-12 records and only pride to play for in this contest.

The Magpies have the better form, having won five of their past nine games, while the Tigers have won just one of their past nine.

SANDHURST v EAGLEHAWK - 2.20pm Saturday at QEO.

Last time: Round 9, 2014: Sandhurst 12.18 (90) d Eaglehawk 8.9 (57).

Since 1995: Sandhurst 25; Eaglehawk 18; Drawn 1.

PLENTY for both sides to play for at the QEO.

Sandhurst is hanging on to top spot by just 1.9 percent from the chasing Strathfieldsaye, while the Hawks must upset the Dragons to be any chance of playing finals.


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