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Redlegs out to stretch their hot streak

By Tyler Maher

Tallygaroopna will look to continue its unbeaten run in Kyabram District Football League on Saturday.

The Redlegs have snared 12 wins from 12 matches this season and host a much-improved Undera outfit this weekend.

Dylan and Tyson Sidebottom were Tallygaroopna’s best in a big win against Ardmona last week and the likes of Tim Karolidis, Sam Muggleton, Adam Brassil and Kane Handley will attempt to support them well again.

For the Lions, a confidence-boosting win against Girgarre two weeks ago will still be fresh in their minds.

Rhys McKenzie, Kaine Herbert and Cody Tancred impressed against the Kangaroos, but it will be a massive task for the side this weekend against Tallygaroopna.

●Nagambie had an important win against Lancaster last week and will look to use that momentum in order to also get over the top of Girgarre.

The Lakers were well serviced by Anthony Haysom, Zac Winter-Irving and Mat Waterson last round, with Ben Hutton, Brayden Biggs and Michael Roberts also standing out.

Five losses in a row for Girgarre has dropped it out of the top six after a promising start, but Shannon Tucker’s troops will be keen to bounce back following a refreshing bye.

Corey Wheeler, Ash Hughes and Shaun Ross were the best Kangaroos in the loss to Undera.

●Dookie United will need to snare a win on Saturday to shore up its finals credentials.

Dookie is in the top six at the moment, but has Avenel, Girgarre and Undera breathing down its neck.

Steve Reeves’ troops make the trip to Longwood this weekend and Andrew O’Connor, Shaun Monohan, Mat Crooks and Riley Hamilton will be crucial to their side’s chances.

The Redlegs were handed a lesson by Avenel last time out and will be looking to return to form on the back of more strong showings from the likes of Josh Dohnt and Braydon Kearns.

●Murchison-Toolamba’s slim finals hopes should receive a boost on Saturday when the side takes on Ardmona.

The Grasshoppers are two games outside the top six and will rely on Jacob Ewart, James Londrigan and Liam McDonald to lead them to a big win.

The Cats continue to struggle on the scoreboard, but Brodie Howell, Graham Steen and David Gilby were great last week against Tallygaroopna.

●Rushworth must try to hold off an in-form Avenel outfit on Saturday.

Daniel Newton, Josh Newton and Matt Lange-Richards are in great form for the Tigers.

The Swans will see this fixture as a chance to jump into the top six.

Don Stirling’s charges have won four games in a row and seem to be peaking at the right time.