IN a round where three top five teams should record easy wins, the other half of the competition will be locked in battles that will help paint a better picture of what lies ahead in 2014.
Tatyoon, Moyston Willaura and Penshurst will maintain high ladder positions with big wins against Woorndoo Mortlake, Great Western and Ararat respectively.
The remaining three matches, while still leaning towards the favourites, are not quite as decisive.
In fact, for the underdog in each match a perfect opportunity arises to steer its season into much clearer waters.
Season shaping you could say.
Hawkesdale Macarthur host Wickliffe Lake Bolac at Hawkesdale in a match that sees both teams tuning up with very good wins last weekend.
The Eagles surprised Lismore Derrinallum last round, while the Pies stepped up with their best performance for the season against Glenthompson Dunkeld.
The Eagles found a forward in Lachie Glare, and a similar output to his seven goals last week will go a long way to helping the Eagles to an upset win.
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