SHEPPARTON UNITED V ROCHESTER
This is a massive game for these two teams who sit at 4-5 and six points outside the top six.
For the winner, the season will still be live while for the loser it could be curtains.
Rochester will look to Eloise Cuttriss, Linda Rasmussen and Bridgette Holt to continue their strong form from last weekend.
United is continuing to promote some of its youngsters including Karis Moore and Diaz Barzen.
Moore was the shining light in the win last weekend over Mansfield while Barzen dropped 18 goals in the win.
Fellow shooter Georgia Walpole dropped 27 goals and mid-courter Laura Cole was also important in the win over the Eagles.
If those two continue their good form and the Demons can limit Rochester shooters Teal Hocking and Morgan Digwall, then they can be right in the contest.
I am going for the Tigers to use their experience to get them an important win to keep their top six aspirations on track.
SEYMOUR V ECHUCA
This is a huge game for both of these teams for very different reasons.
The reigning premier will be desperate to bounce back after suffering an eight-goal loss to Tatura last weekend.
The visiting Murray Bombers come to the Kings Park courts full of confidence after inflicting defeat on the previously undefeated Mooroopna in round 9.
Echuca coach Belinda Lees hopes her girls turn up and play like they did last weekend.
She knows that if Sheridan Townrow can continue her good form in the attacking third coupled with Ash Mangan and Lauren Pryde standing up in the defensive third will give them a good chance of roaring past the Lions.
Lions coach Ellie O’Sullivan will be desperate to see a response from her team.
She won’t be hitting the panic button with the knowledge that her girls will give a 100 per cent effort.
MANSFIELD V KYABRAM
Kyabram and Mansfield lock horns with one of them to chalk up win number one for 2023.
Both teams have been competitive in most part, especially in recent weeks.
The Eagles went within five goals of toppling the previously undefeated Mooroopna in round 8 and they were competitive against the Demons last weekend.
Kyabram pushed the Swans last weekend, so they will go in with confidence of getting its first win.
Mansfield will look to shooters Isobel Anderson and Meg Mahoney to continue their good form while defender and coach Nelle Cousins will be important as well.
Hollie Reid and Sarah Carr will look to continue their strong form from last weekend while shooter Alyssa Trebilcock will be pivotal as the visitors look to get the win.
EUROA V MOOROOPNA
What a contest this promises to be.
Euroa is flying and playing some wonderful netball under the re-appointed Ellie Warnock.
It sits on top of the ladder after it accounted for Rochester last weekend and Mooroopna lost its first game of the season at Echuca.
Mia Sudomirski – 34 goals has been on fire this season.
Annabelle Gorman – 28 goals has slotted in beautifully in the past two weeks to form of the best goaling combinations in the league.
Grace Warnock was another to play well in the win last weekend and she will be looking to continue her strong form.
Mooroopna will look to Shelby Britten and Caitlin McLachlan to lead the way for the visitors as they attempt to avoid back-to-back losses
Ashley Lancaster has jumped in goals to help fill the void left by the Cat injuries in the attacking third and she will be important as will Asha Gray and Bree Hanslow through the mid court.
If the Cats can limit the Euroa goalers and turn it into a defensive arm wrestle, then they are a big chance to rebound.
But if the game opens up and Euroa is allowed to control the tempo, then they will continue its winning ways.
SHEPPARTON SWANS V BENALLA
The Shepparton Swans will be out to make it back-to-back wins to keep its top six aspirations alive when it welcomes Benalla.
The Saints have really struggled and were on the end of a 44-goal defeat to Shepparton last weekend while the Swans did enough to sneak past Kyabram last weekend.
Tayla Clohesy, Ella Cirillo and captain and shooter Chelsea McDonald will be important if the Swans are to keep the visitors at bay who will look to Alexandra Davies, Olivia Dalton and Kate Symes to lead the way.
Tip: Shepparton Swans.
TATURA V SHEPPARTON
This should be a fantastic game of netball between two really strong teams.
Shepparton shooter Jane Cook stood head and shoulders above Benalla’s defenders last weekend and she got outstanding support from fellow shooter Ella Sidebottom.
Cook finished with 52 of the team’s 71 goals after playing only three quarters.
She will be a handful for the Tatura defenders, but the challenge for the home team will come in the form of the pressure it puts through the mid-court and limiting the supply to the star goaler.
Youngsters Eliza Bicknell and Caitlyn Tuohey continue to improve with each game while experienced defender Ash Cann is like a good red wine and gets better with age while Bree Robinson will be another Bear hoping to play well.
Tatura will look to mid-courter Elsie Boyer, defender Molly Boyle and utility Taylor Rokhar and shooters Jasmine Fraser and Julia Clarke to lead the way to ensure they can consolidate its place in the top three.