SHEPPARTON UNITED V SEYMOUR
Seymour will be desperate to bounce back and get its season back on track after its heavy defeat to Echuca last round.
The reigning premier sits at 7-3 and last year’s runner-up sits at 5-5 after back-to-back wins.
The Demons know that they can’t afford to lose too many games in the second half of the season if they want a shot at redemption in September.
This will be a big challenge for them to see if their young chargers are up to task of taking it to their more experienced Lions.
Sarah Szczykulski, Ella Tennant and Olivia Barry will be looking to continue their strong form for the Lions while the Demons will look to Laura Cole, Olivia Kirby and Bess Schnioffsky to continue their consistent seasons to match the visitors.
KYABRAM V BENALLA
It might have taken until round 10 to record a win for Kyabram, but it will go into the match-up with Benalla confident it can make it two wins on the bounce.
While the Bombers aren’t a high scoring team across the opening 10 rounds, it does defend very well, only conceding 454 goals.
Shooter Alyssa Trebilcock shot her team’s entire score last weekend to lead the way as the Bombers broke their duck for 2023 in sneaking past Mansfield by seven goals.
She will be looking for support from Hollie Reid and Elivia Hall – two of the team’s other consistent players in 2023.
The Saints will look to Megan Morrison, Alexandra Davies and Olivia Dalton to continue their good form while shooter Natalie Pritchard dropped 16 of her team’s 29 goals last weekend and she will need to play well for her team to be a chance to record their second win of 2023.
EUROA V SHEPPARTON
This is an intriguing match-up for a variety of reasons.
Shepparton is shooting for three straight wins which would help them consolidate its place inside the top six.
The Bears have claimed a big scalp already in its 6 ½ wins for 2023, defeating Tatura last round by 14 goals.
The injection of Jane Cook has made a big difference to the Bears structure.
Her presence in the goal ring has made her an imposing and intimidating proposition for opposition defenders.
Last round she scored 55 of her team’s 61 goals to go with her 56 goals against Benalla in three quarters.
The Euroa defence will have a big task on its hands to try minimise her impact on the contest.
Eliza Hoare, Sophie Owen and Kellie Davidson worked very hard in the mid court last weekend and they will be important as the Magpies look to rebound from their loss to Mooroopna.
Shooters Annabelle Gorman and Mia Sudomirski will be important and they have formed a very formidable combination.
Madelyn Gray and Bree Robinson were two others that were important in the Bears’ win over the Dogs.
If they can play well along with Ash Cann, who is likely to get the task of keeping one of the Euroa shooters in check, then the Bears will be right in this contest.