Ground: Cameron Oval, Laharum, tomorrow, 2.20pm.
Umpires: G. White, F.
Marklew and A. Hallam.
Last time they met: Round seven, 2014. Laharum 10.7 (67) d Edenhope-Apsley 8.6 (54).
LAHARUM wants to make a statement and Edenhope-Apsley wants a top three finish as they prepare to face off at Cameron Oval on Saturday.
A brave effort from the Saints in round seven almost got them over the line against Laharum, but the Mountain Men proved too strong.
But a 13-point final margin has given Edenhope-Apsley belief it can change the result.
It will be a tough task and will be made even harder by the return of star Laharum recruit Dylan Parish.
The gun forward has been out of action since breaking his collarbone in round six.
North Ballarat Rebels-listed players Angus Martin and Keegan Mason could return, although Mason is questionable after rolling an ankle.
Fellow Rebel Oscar McDonald is a possibility to return for the Saints, while Bart Nolan might make his comeback through the reserves after being a late withdrawal at the weekend.
Laharum coach Shannon Argall said his team needed to make a statement against another finals-bound side.
"We were a bit flat against them last time, so we'll certainly look to improve on that effort," he said.
A win would keep faint hopes of a top-three berth alive for Edenhope-Apsley, but it still needs other results to go its way.
Coach Grant Coxon said his charges needed to learn from previous mistakes against the Mountain Men.