When it comes to BFNL premiership contenders Golden Square rarely rates a mention.
Yet the Bulldogs have a 9-2 record, they've beaten Gisborne and one of their two losses was a one-point defeat to Sandhurst in a game they should have put away.
The only game for the season the Bulldogs were outclassed was an 11-goal defeat to Strathfieldsaye in round three.
Square gets another crack at the Storm on Saturday
"Apart from the Strathfieldsaye game (in round three) we should have won every other game,'' Golden Square coach Bernie Haberman said.
"We've only had one blip, but we felt it was a big blip and, rightly or wrongly, we've probably felt we haven't been that good.
"It will be interesting to see how much we've closed the gap on Strathfieldsaye. We're playing much better footy now than we were back then, hopefully that's enough to transform into a win."
Square will be without key midfielder Adam Baird because of Victoria Country representative duties, while the Storm could also have a late out with Bailey Henderson named in Richmond's VFL squad.
The Storm have taken advantage of the Bendigo Pioneers having the bye in the NAB League by including James Schischka, Will Wallace and Riley Wilson.
The trio have the opportunity to push their case for a berth in the Storm's squad for the BFNL finals in September.
Brodie Filo makes his return to the BFNL when Eaglehawk hosts Maryborough at Canterbury Park.
Filo, who will wear jumper number 23, will play his first game since departing OMFNL club Wodonga a fortnight ago. The 2015 Michelsen Medal winner joins a Borough side full of confidence after four-straight wins.
The last time these two sides met, Maryborough looked set to record an upset win over the Hawks until a seven-goal surge in the final quarter lifted the reigning premiers over the line.
Stewart Crameri bagged seven goals for Maryborough that day, but he'll miss the return bout.
Even without Victoria Country representative Pat McKenna, Gisborne's team for Saturday's home clash with Kangaroo Flat has an ominous look.
Coach Clinton Young, key forward Jack Scanlon and the classy Trent Crosbie headline three key inclusions.
Remarkably, it's been almost a month since Gisborne conceded a goal.
After losing to Golden Square on June 15, the Bulldogs held Castlemaine and Kyneton goalless in their next two matches.
The battling Roos can't take a trick on the injury front. They get ruckman Nick Lang back, but lose former coach Corey Greer to a knee injury.
Kyneton should break its five-game losing streak when it hosts winless Castlemaine at the Kyneton Showgrounds.
The bye couldn't have come at a better time for the Tigers. The freshen up, plus the return of coach Luke Beattie, should help them get the four points.
At the QEO, Sandhurst will hope to give 200-gamer Nick Stagg a win in his milestone match.
The Dragons host a South Bendigo side that is without coach and best player Nathan Horbury after he was selected in the Victoria Country team.
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