The Collie Eagles start the first of three consecutive home games when the battle Carey Park on Saturday afternoon at the Collie Recreation Ground, which has significance for both teams.
Carey Park are currently eighth on the ladder, while the Eagles sit win-less at the bottom of the table and the Eagles will see this match as a great opportunity to get the win, based on the fact they have now lost seven games by 20 points or less. Meanwhile for the Panthers, a win will put them within six points of fifth place, and still an outside chance of playing finals.
Both teams will be fresh from the break for the Nutrien Ag Country Championship and will both see this as a must win match. In the corresponding fixture earlier in the season, a low scoring match saw Carey Park win by 12 points, with Collie leading until late into the second quarter, and Saturday’s match is also expected to be close.
The match is also the traditional Indigenous Match between the two teams, something that has now grown, with all teams now having an indigenous jumper.
Match Times: Colts 10.15am, Reserves 12.10pm, League 2.10pm