SECOND spot on the ladder will be up for grabs when Ararat hosts Warrack Eagles at Alexandra Oval on Saturday.
The Wimmera netball season will resume after the interleague break with a blockbuster round six clash between the second and third-placed teams.
Both the Rats and Eagles will go into the match with 4-1 records – with their lone defeats coming at the hands of ladder leader Horsham.
The new-look Eagles will carry winning form into the clash after a narrow seven-goal win against Horsham Saints before the break, while the Rats have had the opportunity to regroup following an 18-goal loss to the Demons.
Eagle Megan Werner has been in sterling form under the ring with two 40-plus goal games in her four outings this season.
Rats shooter Megan Shea will also carry confidence into the clash following a 21-goal effort against the Demons in round five in her milestone 450th match.
Wimmera open representatives Briodi McKenzie, Eagles, and Tiffany Boatman, Rats, will return to their respective clubs after playing important roles in the league’s three-goal victory against North Central.
Dimboola can move another game clear inside the top five if it can account for Nhill at Davis Park.
An in-form Billie-Jo Barber could be the Roos’ key – the young shooter is averaging more than 23 goals a game this season – while the Tigers will be desperate for a breakthrough win.
Horsham Saints will look for a win against Minyip-Murtoa at Minyip
Recreation Reserve to move within touching distance of the top five.
Stawell will have its work cut out if it is to avoid back-to-back defeats when it hosts reigning premier Horsham at Central Park.