By Sam Saracino
SEYMOUR V EUROA
Two of the league’s undefeated teams will go into battle on this Anzac Day weekend.
Euroa has lived up to expectations so far with three wins against Tatura, United and again last weekend over Rochester.
Seymour has been one of the surprise packets of 2021. Tip: Euroa.
ROCHESTER V ECHUCA
Echuca is looking to a make it three wins on the bounce when it takes on its Campaspe Shire rival who is desperate to avoid a 0-4 start for the second successive season.
The Murray Bombers have had the edge over the Tigers in recent seasons and I have no doubt co-coaches Simon Maddox and Andrew Walker will be hoping that can continue today. Tip: Echuca.
BENALLA V MANSFIELD
This will be intriguing match-up.
Most pundits outside of Mansfield thought it could be a long year for the boys from the Alpine Shire.
On the other hand, Benalla has done what it has needed to do in two of its three wins, nestled around a loss to Echuca.
I think, not much will separate these teams as they both aspire to play finals this year. Tip: Benalla.
UNITED V MOOROOPNA
This is a huge game for both of these clubs who certainly were optimistic about climbing up the ladder and even into the finals in 2021.
If they can string together four solid quarters, then the Cats shouldn’t fear the Demons who are likely to be still missing a few regulars again today. Tip: Mooroopna.
KYABRAM V SHEPPARTON
Shepparton will face a Kyabram team that will be looking to bounce back after suffering its first loss in a home and away game since 2015.
Shepparton will need to do everything right to even get close to the rampant Bombers who are likely to feast on the young cubs. Tip: Kyabram.
SWANS V TATURA
This is a huge game in the context of the season of Tatura.
Unfortunately, the Bulldogs were unable to get their first win of 2021 when it made the short trip to Mooroopna last weekend.
The win last weekend is likely to give the Swans the impetus to go on and make it two wins on the bounce. Tip: Swans.
By Sam Saracino