Strathdale has the opportunity to grab top spot for the first time this season when it hosts Tatura in Sunday's Bendigo Amateur Soccer League match of the round.
The disjointed nature of the BASL draw means the Blues have played two less matches than ladder-leader Eaglehawk.
The Hawks have 14 points from six matches, while the rampant Blues are just two points behind after winning all four of their games in emphatic style.
Fresh from a 2-2 draw with Eaglehawk, Tatura is Strathdale's toughest test so far this season.
Tatura is in fourth place with 10 points.
Thurd-placed Moama-Echuca Border Raiders will jump into the top two if they defeat Colts United at Strathfieldsaye on Sunday.
The Raiders have four wins from five games, while Colts are struggling in eighth place.
In the remaining two round seven matches, Epsom - the only side without a point this season - is away to fellow battler Shepparton on Sunday, while La Trobe University hosts Shepparton South.
In the women's championship, the top four teams should continue their dominance in round seven.
The unbeaten Shepparton United makes the long trip to Swan Hill, but should return with a swag of goals.
Second-placed Eaglehawk and third-placed Strathdale should be too classy for Spring Gully and Tatura respectively.
Fourth-placed Colts United has the trickiest encounter of the top four when it hosts seventh-placed Moama-Echuca.
Shepparton South and La Trobe University are separated by just two points ahead of their clash on Sunday.
Arguably the most intriguing match of the round is the battle of the bottom two sides Epsom and Shepparton.
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