Edenhope-Apsley v Taylors Lake

FOCUS: Taylors Lake's Harley Lund in action against Noradjuha-Quantong. The Lakers will face Edenhope-Apsley on Saturday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

FOCUS: Taylors Lake's Harley Lund in action against Noradjuha-Quantong. The Lakers will face Edenhope-Apsley on Saturday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

Ground: Edenhope Showground, Saturday, 2.20pm.

Umpires: Bra. Campbell and A. Wright.

Last time they met: Round six, 2014. Edenhope-Apsley 18.7 (115) d Taylors Lake 9.10 (64).

TAYLORS Lake enters Saturday's match against Edenhope-Apsley with something it has not had in two years: momentum.

The Lakers’ 140-point win over Pimpinio at the weekend gave them back-to-back victories for the first time since 2012.

While the Saints will start the game as comfortable favourites, Taylors Lake coach Deek Roberts said his side believed it was capable of an upset.

“We might have got them at a good time now that we’re on a bit of a roll and they are looking a little bit shaky,” he said.

“We’ve just got to stick to the stuff we’ve done well, and work on the stuff we haven’t done well. 

“If we can get our tails up early and get in front, who knows what could happen?”

A fast Taylors Lake start will be what Edenhope-Apsley coach Grant Coxon will try to avoid.

The Saints conceded the first three goals of the game to the Lakers in their last meeting before recovering for a comfortable win.

He said his team could not give its opponent an early lead this time. 

“We know their structures and who their main players are now, so we go in reading what they’re trying to do and what we need to do to stop it,” he said.

“It should be a really good battle, because they have kept improving since last time.”

Defender Chris Oliver was a late withdrawal at the weekend and will return on Saturday, while midfielder Taylor Milner is a chance to return from a hamstring injury.

Sam McClure could also be in selection contention pending North Ballarat Rebels commitments.

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