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Upsets would cause quite a stir in top six

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August 25, 2017

Seymour Lions will hope to capitalise on their improvement since the start of the season when they take to the court against game favourite Euroa.

Shepparton Swans are not the only team desperate for four points tomorrow.

As all sides in the hunt for finals have winnable games, any upset will wreak havoc with the ladder.

Euroa begins favourites against Seymour, but the Lions have come a long way from the beginning of the season.

Laura Carland would be pleased with what she has achieved in her first year as coach, bringing together a new group of players to tally some strong wins.

Their resolve becomes the Magpies’ difficulty as they look to keep sixth spot.

But Euroa never fails to score a winnable tally, regardless of the defence.

With playing coach Laura Emanuelli, Deanne Tuppen and veteran Kali Frost rotating through the circle, the side has scored at least 34 goals in every game this season.

Given what is at stake and the potent attack, the Magpies should be confident of meeting Shepparton United in the first week of the finals.

But should the Lions gain the four points, the sixth spot is there for Echuca’s taking.

The Murray Bombers head to Mansfield with travel the only reason Casey Frame’s side should not prevail.

Having been knocked out in the first week of finals against the Magpies last year, Echuca would be unlucky not to gain another shot.

A winless run early in the season made catching up difficult and has left its September hopes resting on others.

Benalla will have a testing game as it looks to make an impact in the finals, travelling to Tatura.

The Bulldogs have ticked off their key targets this season and having begun the season with a win will be looking to bookend it with another.

Tatura will challenge the Saints, who are running out of time to reach the same heights as the form they showed at this time last year.

The final match of the round pits Mooroopna against Shepparton, with the Bears clear favourites.

During a tough run to end the season, Tracey Brereton’s side has been beaten against Kyabram as it clearly has the mantle of second best side in the competition.

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