Nagambie is looking to bounce back from a below-par Haisman Shield showing last round and charge back on to the winners’ list.
The Lakers made just 113 in reply to the Northerners’ 9-189, but will take to Vibert Reserve tomorrow in search of many more runs against Karramomus.
The round-10 clash has been moved from Nagambie Recreation Reserve to the Bloods’ home deck due to sprinkler issues, but Lakers captain Mark Nolan is looking forward to taking guard on a pitch that usually yields hefty totals.
“The game's been moved to Vibert,” Nolan said.
“It's one of the best wickets in the comp and it has short boundaries, so we're expecting plenty of runs out there.
“If we bat first we'll be looking to put on a big, big score and if we bowl first we'll have to bowl really well to restrict them.”
On his side's performance against the Jets, Nolan felt improvement could come from all areas of the game.
“It was just pretty much an all-round poor performance by us,” he said.
“We were completely outplayed. We bowled okay in patches, but the batting was very poor, we got off to a bad start and couldn't get back into the game.
“It turns into a must-win game this week, the ladder's getting tight at the top and we'll be treating this like a final.
“We had the bye the last game before Christmas so it was about a month since we'd played, hopefully we've been able to blow the cobwebs out and can get back to our early-season form.”
Josh Sanderson top-scored for the Lakers with 24 and took 1-30, while for the Bloods young Jayden Dhosi was impressive hitting 47 from 38 deliveries in a big loss to ladder-leader Numurkah.