After a brush with fame through the week with Prime Minister Scott Morrison gracing Parrot Park, it's business as usual for BRIDGENORTH as they are set to take on the rising Magpies.
With the politician's visit "adding to the excitement around the club" coach Brady Demeijer predicts a tough match-up against the Magpies.
"There's no easy games in the premier league this year. You have to be ready or you'll be beaten." he said.
NTFA representative squad member Rohan Sergeant comes in with Casey Walker-Russell to miss with a knee injury.
After playing their best footy for the year against Rocherlea last weekend, Scottsdale coach Geoff Mohr is excited to relish the challenge of Bridgenorth's home ground.
"They are obviously one of the benchmark teams, they've been playing pretty good footy and they play their ground well," Mohr said.
"It'll be a challenge on their ground, being smaller but we got a good win there last year."
HILLWOOD coach Nathan Lowe sees Bracknell as a major danger heading into their clash hosted by the Redlegs.
After a precise goal-kicking performance against South Launceston, Lowe credited his side's even spread of scorers as they continue to gel.
"Bracknell traditionally don't start the season too well but the last couple of years they've made grand finals," he said.
"Now with a win under their belt, they are certainly a danger to anyone, especially at home."
Sam Bannister will miss the clash through suspension with Declan Bowditch a potential in for his first game of the season.
The Redlegs were able to get themselves on the winners list two weeks ago with a 20-point win over South, sticking to their processes as captain Richard Howe and Corry Goodluck shone through with four goals each.
With their confidence slowly on the rise, they come back rejuvenated after the bye and will have to be at the top of their game to defeat the ladder leaders in Hillwood.
GEORGE TOWN's 22 contributed evenly across the board last week and coach Allan O'Sign is hoping a similar effort will be in place as they take on Rocherlea away from Blue Gum Park.
"We respect Rocherlea and there's always close, tough matches between us," he said.
"Being the indigenous round they'll be up and about so we'll look for the 22 to play their role again and we'll put up a good show."
Darcy Layh returns as the Saints are set for two changes and Rocherlea will have up to three to four changes for the important clash.
"Once again, we were close but not close enough" was the message coming from Andrew Cox-Goodyer after the match against Scottsdale with a four-quarter effort the aim this weekend.
"We are pretty confident in what we can achieve when we play to our ability, we just need to play four quarters."
SOUTH LAUNCESTON coach Aaron Viney credited his side for playing their best half of footy this season before lapses cost them as they prepare to face a hungry Longford.
"Longford are the big improvers this season. They've had the same group for a while and now they are starting to see the benefits.
"They got within nine points of Bridgenorth and it's going to be tough with us having lost Brad Keegan (suspension) and Zach Sutherland with a broken wrist."
Grayson Lester looks set to join the senior squad after strong reserves performances as Longford lose their coach, Beau Thorp but gain Ulverstone recruit Jacob Wiggers for his first senior game.
Looking to learn from their loss last week, Longford started well against Bridgenorth but couldn't get the job done, something that will motivate them this week.
"The boys will be confident heading into the match but you can never write off a team like South, especially at home," coach Thorp said.
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