Mount Pleasant is expecting a close game when they travel to Huntly to play the Hawks for round nine of the Heathcote District Football Netball League season.
The Blues (4-2-1) will head into the match within the top three, while the Hawks (3-4) will put up a hard-fought effort to jump up the ladder from sixth position and into the top five.
Blues assistant coach Chantal Moore said it was going to be a close game.
"Over the past couple of years during the regular season only a couple of goals usually separates us," Moore said.
"We also came up against them in finals during the last couple of years and it's always a tough game."
In preparation for the match the Blues have been focusing on passing into the attacking end and increasing their confidence as a team.
Despite the Hawks having a home-court advantage, the Blues are ready to get the job done come Saturday afternoon at 2.45pm.
"We try not to think about it being on their home-court. We have plenty of experienced players who have played with loud crowds..so it's about keeping our heads up and talking during the game," Moore said.
Moore said the team had improved since the beginning of the season.
"We had quite a new bunch of girls at the start of the season," Moore said.
"We've gone well so far. We had losses against top teams Colbinabbin and White Hills, but the scores didn't really reflect how close the games were."
In other games, Leitchville-Gunbower (3-4) hosts White Hills (6-1) at Gunbower Oval at 2.45pm.
The Bombers head into the match seventh on the ladder, while the Demons are second.
Top of the ladder Colbinabbin (7-0) hosts North Bendigo (3-3-1) at MJ Morgan Reserve at 2.pm.
The Grasshoppers are yet to drop a game so far this season while North Bendigo will aim for the win to remain within the top five on the ladder.
Heathcote (0-7) will aim for its first win of the season when they host Elmore (4-3-0) at Barrack Reserve at 3pm.
The Saints sit on the bottom of the ladder while the Bloods are in fourth position.
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