Ground: Dimboola Recreation Reserve, Saturday, 2.20pm.
Last time they met: Round three, 2014. Warrack Eagles 14.9 (93) d Dimboola 13.9 (87).
DIMBOOLA will go all-out to claim victory when it hosts ladder-leader Warrack Eagles on Saturday.
The Roos sit two games outside the top five and are in desperate need of a win to keep their chances of back-to-back premierships alive.
Just one kick separated the sides when they met earlier this year. Roos coach Stuart Farr is confident his team can move forward from consecutive losses.
“We’ve trained really well the last couple of weeks and hopefully that can translate to a better performance,” he said.
“We’ve pretty much got a full list to pick from, which is what you need playing the form side of the competition.
“You don’t get any satisfaction of being in games, we’ve got to start winning – it’s as simple as that.”
The Eagles have won eight in a row after an opening round loss, and are coming off big wins against Horsham, by 47 points, and Nhill, by 96 points.
Eagles coach Tim Inkster said a number of key players could return for his side tomorrow – including James Kirby, Clayton Hinkley, Jess Murphy and Ben Spicer.
However Jake Peters and Jake Dalgliesh will miss through injury.
Inkster said it would be good to see a number of those top-end players back on the park.
He said consistency would be a key for the Eagles.
“If we can get the effort and our structures and set-up right, hopefully the players coming in can just do their job,” he said.
“It has happened at times but we want to get that consistency more often.
“It’s massive for Dimboola and it’s massive for us to keep winning.
“Last year they smashed us over there and their side hasn’t changed too much, they’re still really dangerous so it’s going to be tough.”
Jae McGrath and Peter Weir loom as a dangerous forward combination for the Eagles, with the pair combining for eight goals before the break.
But Dimboola’s potent forward line – featuring proven goal-kickers Ash Clugston and Lachie Exell – will take some stopping.
Roos’ ruckman and Toohey medallist Justin Chilver will be important also, with Farr stressing the need for his side to win the ball in the middle.