Shepparton South will be looking to make amends for a round-one touch-up when it hosts Epsom at McEwen Reserve tomorrow.
South stayed with a new-look Tatura side for a half last week but was put to the sword in a second-half blitz which saw the Ibsises bury three goals and run away 4-1 winners.
Epsom was disappointing in a 2-1 loss to Spring Gully United and will be keen to respond from the performance.
As reigning champion, South is not used to being beaten and will be expecting three points this weekend to move the season in the right direction.
New man Brendan Barton marked his debut with his side’s only goal and will look to find the net again against United.
●The up and about Ibises are out to prove their first-up mauling of South was no fluke.
They have recruited heavily and it paid early dividends in the statement round-one win, but now their task is to back it up against Golden City at the Howley Oval.
City leaked goals in round one, falling 4-3 to Strathdale, and will have its work cut out to stop what can only be described as a potent Tatura line-up.
Lewis Coyle scored twice in round one and might continue to find the BASL level to his liking with more goals this weekend.
Strathdale will be out to make it two on the trot when it hosts the Moama-Echuca Border Raiders.
Impact player Eh Soo Seven netted twice in the opener and looms as a problem for the Border Raiders to deal with.
A young Moama-Echuca side had a brutal 2017, winning just one game for the season and conceding a staggering 210 goals in 20 matches, but it has recruited some experienced talent to shore up the side.
The weekend’s final contest will see Spring Gully host Eaglehawk.