The Central Victorian Football League Women's returns to action this weekend after receiving the much- awaited green light to resume play.
It's been nearly a month since majority of the league's teams have been on the ground for a competitive match.
To put it simply, the players will jump for joy come first bounce on Sunday.
Eaglehawk (4-2) and Strathfieldsaye (3-3) meet for the first time this season at Canterbury Park in what's going to be a very competitive match as both teams have similar records.
Hawks coach Geoff West said Storm was going to put his squad to the test.
"We go in as the underdogs but we're always happy to be put to the test to see how we shape up against one of the premier sides within the CVFLW," West said.
"Storm coach Jake Donegan has been around the sport for quite some time and the team has picked up some good recruits recently which shows they will be a strong force."
The Hawks' 4-2 start to the season has been the club's strongest since entering the competition in 2019 which has been accomplished with plenty of hardwork both on and off the field.
"We're keen to get back into some footy after a great start, some might say we've been lucky but we know that we've been rewarded for all of our effort," West said.
West said playing football wasn't just about wins and losses as the social side of the sport was just as important to the club.
"Footy means so much to the girls at a social level and we've had an upbeat week at training and we're on track to continue aspiring to achieve what we set out to accomplish at the start of the season."
Meanwhile, undefeated league leader Golden Square will make the trip down to Kyneton.
The Bulldogs 6-0 are unscathed this season, while the Tigers 2-4 will look to put on a strong defensive performance to limit their opponents' scoring power.
Kangaroo Flat hosts Bendigo Thunder at Dower Park which also looks to be another strong match as both teams have similar records.
Thunder 5-1 have only endured one loss this season, at the hands of Golden Square, while the Roos 4-2 have fallen twice to Eaglehawk and Square.
Kerang hosts North Bendigo at Riverside Park in what will be the first opportunity both sides will have at an open chance at securing a first season win.
Both teams have 0-6 records, unless under the circumstance of a draw, by the end of Sunday one of the squads will be on the receiving end of a much-needed victory confidence boost.
All games to be played on Sunday at 2.30PM.
- Golden Square 6-0
- Bendigo Thunder 5-1
- Eaglehawk 4-2
- Kangaroo Flat 4-2
- Strathfieldsaye 3-3
- Kyneton 2-4
- Kerang 0-6
- North Bendigo 0-6
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