By Sam Saracino
BENALLA V SEYMOUR
Benalla will be looking to test itself against the top of the table Seymour today.
The Lions will be wary of taking Benalla lightly as on the day it is capable of an upset.
The Saints were winners a fortnight ago against Shepparton and if they can replicate that form then they have a chance of pushing the visitors.
Sarah Szczykulski and Grace Angel celebrated their milestones with a win last weekend.
And if they can lead the way again and curb the influence the likes of Sally Washfold, Kelsey Pallpratt and Chloe Hill, then they should get the win. Tip: Seymour.
MANSFIELD V SHEPPARTON UNITED
Mansfield faces a big challenge when it welcomes the in-form Shepparton United today.
The Demons have been in some good form of late, with wins against Kyabram, Echuca and Shepparton Swans in recent weeks.
That said, coach Kara Blizzard will be demanding the best from her girls and warning them against complacency.
Bess Schnioffsky and Liv Kirby were standouts in the win over the Swans which allowed Jesse Barnes to make the most of her opportunities in the attacking third.
If they can play well again, the Demons should win comfortably. Tip: Shepparton United.
KYABRAM V TATURA
Kyabram will be hoping it can replicate the recent form of late despite not chalking up too many wins as a result when it takes on Tatura.
The Bombers have improved this year under coach Sara Kent.
But they just don’t have the wins to show for it, but they haven’t already beaten Tatura in 2022.
Tatura has not been able to replicate the form of 2021 where it finished in the top six when Covid-19 ended the year.
Molly Kennedy led from the front last weekend in the loss to Euroa.
Charlotte Thomas and Steph Gorrie were two other key contributors in the loss.
If they can continue that form, then the Bulldogs will fancy their chances of a second win of the season. Tip: Kyabram.
MOOROOPNA V ROCHESTER
Rochester will be desperate to keep its slim finals aspirations alive when it takes on the second placed Mooroopna.
The Tigers scored their third win of the season when overcoming Kyabram in a one goal thriller.
Bridgette Holt was the standout for the Tigers.
If she can continue her good form and bring her team-mates on the journey, then the Tigers will feel confident of giving a good account of themselves.
For mine, the Cats are playing too well to drop this game. Tip: Mooroopna.
SHEPPARTON SWANS V ECHUCA
Shepparton Swans dropped out of the top six with its loss to Shepparton United last weekend.
Coach Courtney Simpson knows if her girls want to figure in the September action then it needs to claim a big scalp.
Today’s the chance to do that when they welcome Echuca.
The visitors are in good form and are looking to consolidate their place in the top six.
Hannah Garner, Klarindah Hudson and Sophie Atkinson will be important for the Swans if they want to turnaround their fortunes while Jacquie James, Greta Pearson and Claire Byrne will be looking to continue the form that saw them play key roles in the win over Benalla. Tip: Echuca.
SHEPPARTON V EUROA
Shepparton will be looking to protect its hold on sixth place when it welcomes the in-form and improved Euroa outfit.
The Bears climbed back into the top six on percentage last weekend despite their defeat at the hands of Mooroopna.
The Magpies were able to shake off the challenge of Tatura last week to consolidate its place inside the top six.
Goaler Karly Wappett was a standout all day, dropping 45 of Euroa’s 57 goals.
Kellie Davidson was judged best on the court while others to help Euroa across the line were Eliza Hoare and Bridget Hill.
If these girls continue their good form, then should overcome the best of the Bears today. Tip: Euroa.