THE first half of the round 16 split round has a couple of great games in it that both have massive ramifications. Tatura fifth take on Mansfield sixth who has just moved into the top six. Euroa seventh is at home to Echuca fourth with Euroa dropping out of the top six for the first time this season.
Tatura just got over the line at Rochester on the weekend, lead by a very impressive Jamasaon Daniels. Brad Ryan and Mitch Elliot are in good form and with Brandyn Grenfell giving the Bulldogs a tall target up forward, the Eagles will have their work cut out.
Mansfield thumped Mooroopna and is finding some form in the back half of the year. A best afield from Tom German last week was important with six majors from Jamie Sheahan just as impressive. Brett Mahoney has had another sensational year for Mansfield but I think Tatura at home will just get the chocolates.
Euroa will look to move back into the top six with a win over Echuca at Memorial Oval. Echuca where comfortably beaten by Kyabram last week but we don’t go by that form line in Goulburn Valley footy anymore. Echuca will bounce back and push for a top three berth.
The other game sees Kyabram at home to the Shepparton Swans. If we had betting on Goulburn Valley football I don’t think we would get odds for this game. The real interest will be to watch Kayne Pettifer kick nine goals to reach the century of goals for season 2018.