MDFL preview| Round four

GREAT Western will have a pivotal clash with Penshurst on Saturday in round four Mininera and District action.

The Bombers have been one of the strongest sides in the league for the past two seasons, but have scraped by in 2014.

They beat Hawkesdale-Macarthur and SMW Rovers both in the bottom third of the ladder by a combined three points in rounds one and two before a 70-point loss to Tatyoon at the weekend.

The Lions only have one win to their name, but have been competitive against Glenthompson-Dunkeld and Caramut.

Great Western president Rod Matheson said the Bombers were beatable.

"They've been a powerhouse of the league for the past few years, but based on their results so far I think we can beat them," he said.

"It's going to be wet down there, which will suit us, and it would be a morale-boosting game for our guys to get a win at their home ground."

A win would put the Lions back inside the top five.

Bobby Garley, ankle, and Leroy O'Brien, family commitments, will be unavailable for the Lions, with Isaac Debono and Jack Fraser looming as possible replacements.

Ararat will hope to avoid a fourth consecutive loss when it takes on Caramut on Saturday.

With the Swans firmly entrenched in the top four, it could be a long day for the Eagles.

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