As their closest rivals Bridport enjoy the week off, EVANDALE look to make their finals case heard against Meander Valley.
Sitting equal with Bridport, a win will have the Eagles sitting in fifth, having played one more game than the Seagulls, a possibility that excites coach James Storay.
"This week is so important for our group in pushing for a finals spot. Meander will be a tough opponent with quality players on their list so we are looking forward to the challenge," he said.
Discipline will be Meander Valley's focus after a 10-minute lapse cost them last week according to coach Damian Rhind.
"We haven't faced Evandale so they are an unknown. They seem to have dropped off a bit but they are also making a late run," he said.
OTHER FOOTBALL NEWS
OLD LAUNCESTONIANS coach Paul Beechey described last week's slow start as a "wake up call" as they face Uni-Mowbray at Invermay Park on Friday night.
"We have a fair few unavailable on Friday so hopefully we show enough to come away with the win," he said.
Impressed with his side's competitive first half against East Coast, Uni-Mowbray coach Alan Perrin is out to see an improved full game from his side.
"They are really getting better. They are playing to a game plan and backing each other in with that game plan and it's starting to see the rewards," he said.
After pushing last week's opponents, PERTH are out to do the same to Lilydale, though coach Josh Holton is under no illusions as to how tough the job is.
"We were a lot more competitive [last week] and stuck with them for three quarters. This is a huge task and we are just looking for improvement since last time we played," Holton said.
Lilydale celebrate Lewis Sheppard's 100th and Logan "Mudflap" Reynolds' 50th as they take on the Magpies with Colin Lockhart impressed with last week's performance.
"Our skills on the outside were very classy and we were good with our contested ball so that's very pleasing," he said.
The Demons' young brigade will be on show this week with Zac Paul retaining his spot and potentially being joined by Shaun Avent and Ty Dingjan.
EAST COAST are set to focus on their own game once again this week according to coach Ned Hyland as they host Old Scotch.
"There will be more focus on ourselves this week but we aren't taking them lightly. It wasn't too long ago Scotch were at the top of the tree and they still have some of those players around," he said.
Old Scotch will be looking to improve on last week's first-half performance after Evandale kept them goal-less throughout until James McCowan, Josh Mathews and Matthew Duggan hit the scoreboard.
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