NORTH Bendigo faces a big test from Strathfieldsaye in this Sunday’s eighth round in the IGA-backed Central Victoria Football women’s league.
Teams are back in action after a break for the Queen’s Birthday holiday weekend.
It’s fourth against third as North Bendigo hosts Strathfieldsaye at Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street from 2.30pm.
When these teams met in round three, Storm surged to a 81-7 victory at Triple M Park in Tannery Lane.
A big challenge for North will be limiting the chances for a Storm attack led by Britney Mueck, 19 goals; Alice Bailey and Grace Edlin on 11 goals.
Leading goalkicker for the team in red, white and blue is Alisha Lourie on nine.
The Bulldogs and Storm are both on the rebound from defeat.
North’s home game against Kangaroo Flat in round seven ended in a 60-6 win for the Roos.
Storm could not halt the run of the unbeaten Golden Square in a 71-9 result at Triple M Park.
Kangaroo Flat takes on Eaglehawk at Bendigo Mazda Oval in Dower Park from 2.30pm.
The Roos should take the points.
A talented Kangaroo Flat line-up includes Kelly Mensforth, 18 goals; Lily McNair, 12 goals; plus Shelby Knoll, Kate Hare, Lily Campbell and Melanie Hull.
The Hawks worked hard to score three goals in their latest hit-out at Kyneton.
Emma McLean is the Borough’s leading goalkicker on five.
The play of Skylah Roberts, Emily Field, Megan Bagnall, Beppina Marshall and Georgina Hyett will be crucial to the Hawks putting in a competitive showing.
In round three, Kangaroo Flat beat the Two Blues, 112-6.
It was a similar scoreline when Kyneton hosted Golden Square in the season’s third round.
Kyneton faces another massive task when it plays on Golden Square’s turf at Fur Life Vet Oval in Wade Street from 2.30pm this Sunday.
The Tigers have Heidi Erasmus, 10 goals, as a leading target in attack.
Leading goalkickers for the ladder-leading Golden Square are Amanda Carrod, 15, and Tiffany Bradley, eight.
Kyneton’s best in their latest win against Eaglehawk were Shannon White, Mikaela Holman, Erasmus and Jennifer Schellekens.
A formidable Golden Square team includes Madeleine White, Liz Watkins, Sarah Baldwin, Sarah Ingram and Jane Mackinlay.
Standings after seven rounds:
Golden Square 512 per cent, 28 points; Kangaroo Flat 276, 20; Strathfieldsaye 140, 16; North Bendigo 43, 12; Kyneton 51, 8; Eaglehawk 18, 0.