It's going to be an exciting weekend for the Wimmera Football Netball League as the draw irons itself out and starts to settle into a weekly fixture.
Reigning premiers Minyip-Murtoa take on Ararat, with the two sides coming off polar opposite results in round one.
The Southern Mallee Giants finally get a taste of the action against the young Eagles, who will be eager to prove themselves after a disappointing first round loss, while the Roos have a week off after a tight win over the Saints.
Stawell will look to build on a dominant Good Friday display when they host Nhill at Central Park. But the centrepiece of the round will take place on Sunday, ANZAC Day, when the Horsham Demons host crosstown rivals the Horsham Saints.
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Horsham may be coming off a 72-point victory over Nhill, but Saints' coach David Johns said the plan remained the same.
"Ultimately we just have to make sure we can go there and get the win," he said.
The Saints lost to Dimboola by three points in a tough contest at Coughlin Park.
"The guys were really good on the weekend, just not clean enough going forward," Johns said. "The intensity and the intent is definitely there, it's probably just the polish around finishing it off."
Johns said the team were just "scratchy" after eighteen months without football.
There's no love lost between the two sides.David Johns
The Saints will be bolstered by the availability of Greater Western Victoria Rebels Sam Breuer and Cody Bryan.
Johns said the duo will add "a lot of run" to the side and are honing their craft really well at the Rebels.
Breuer and Bryan will complement the side's strong youth contingent led by Jordan Toll and Noah Chambers, however, Johns said he wasn't sure who would come out of the squad to make way for them.
"Nobody did anything really wrong on the weekend," he said.
"Unfortunately it's a good position for us to be in that we've got these dramas at the selection table early in the season."
The young guns will be an exciting addition to the Saints lineup according to Johns, for a match that looms large on the calendar.
"Playing Horsham at City Oval under lights on ANZAC Day, it's a really good thing to be a part of," Johns said.
"There's a ceremony beforehand I think it's going to be a really good evening."
The contest between the two sides will be intense according to Johns, who added there will be a lot of quick ball movement with the way both sides play.
"There's no love lost between the two sides."
In the netball, Nhill will need to overcome a first round loss to the Horsham Demons to notch their first win of the season when they take on a Stawell outfit well rested after their Good Friday win over Ararat.
Ararat will host the Burras in what looks to be an exciting clash as both sides also search for their first wins of the season.
The Warrack Eagles will look to build on an impressive first round win over 2019 premiers Minyip-Murtoa when they take on the yet-to-play Southern Mallee Giants in Hopetoun.
The Giants will be eager to get back on the court for the first time in eighteen months under new coach Mikayla George - as will other clubs be to see their recruiting efforts during preseason.
Horsham rivals the Demons and the Saints, both coming off wins, clash in what looks to be a classic at Horsham's City Oval on Sunday.
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