SHEPPARTON UNITED V TATURA
Can Tatura continue its blistering start to 2023 which sees them as one of the two undefeated teams?
Coach Fiona Boyer has done an outstanding job over the summer both to get the girls ready but also to go out and recruit to fill the holes in the 2022 squad.
And, so far, they are reaping the benefits.
Mid-courter Elise Boyer, shooter Jasmine Fraser, utility Taylor Rokahr and defender Molly Boyle will be important for the visitors.
The home team will look to defender Laura Cole, young shooter Diaz Barzen and fellow shooter Georgie Walpole to try and replicate the win over Benalla last weekend.
I think the experience and depth of the Dogs’ playing roster tips the scales in their favour.
SEYMOUR V SHEPPARTON SWANS
Seymour will look to continue its strong start to the 2023 season when it welcomes the Swans to Kings Park.
The Lions bounced back from its first defeat of the season last weekend.
They proved too strong for the winless Mansfield and they will look to shooter Jessica Lallo, Courtney Aldous, Casey Adamson and Rosie O’Sullivan to continue their good form.
The Swans will look to Sophie Garner and shooter Chelsea McDonald to try and ruffle the Lions.
I think the depth and experience of the Lions will prove the difference in the wash up.
MANSFIELD V SHEPPARTON
Shepparton will look to get its stop/start to season 2023 back on track.
Last weekend, the Bears seemed headed for victory when leading by 14 goals at one stage against Echuca.
But in the end, it had to settle for a draw with the Murray Bombers.
Tanner Edwards and Madelyn Gray were the standouts for the Bears.
If they can continue that form and limit the influence of Isobel Anderson, Meg Mahoney and Darcy Croxford-Demasi, then they should return home from the High Country with the chocolates.
EUROA V KYABRAM
Euroa is looking to consolidate its place in the top six when it welcomes Kyabram to the Memorial Oval courts.
The Pies have been really solid this season, losing only once while Kyabram remains winless after five rounds.
Last weekend, the Pies had a convincing win over the Swans, winning by 21 goals.
They will look to Kellie Davidson, Mia Sudomirksi and Tylah Marchbank to continue their good form.
Kyabram will look to Jemma Hall, Hollie Reid and Elivia Hall to try and lift the team to its first win of 2023.
MOOROOPNA V ROCHESTER
Mooroopna commenced life without star shooter Dayna Williams in style, defeating Kyabram to remain one of two undefeated teams.
Rochester pushed Tatura, but was unable to go the distance with them.
This presents another big challenge for the Tigers and they will look to Teal Hocking, Ella Roulston and Bridgette Holt to try and lead the way.
The Cats will look to mid-courter Asha Gray, defender Caitlin McLachlan and young shooters Jasmine Clark, Taylah Lloyd and Sienna Burke to drop a winning score for the home team.
Coach Di Hanslow was able to move the magnets around in the absence of Williams to get past Kyabram and I think they will get the job done against the Tigers.
ECHUCA V BENALLA
Echuca will be desperate to improve its record of 2 ½ wins for the season when it welcomes Benalla to the Port of the Murray.
Coach Belinda Lees would have been buoyed by the fight her team showed to come from 14 goals down at one point against the Bears to earn a 55-55 draw.
Lees will look to mid-courter Greta Pearson, defender Lauren Jones and youngster Raina Fimmel to lead the way while Benalla will look to Olivia Dalton, Natalie Pritchard and Kate Symes to lead them to their second win of the season.