Eagles and Pumas face off in round two battle

KEY: Aaron Pianta will be an important player for Moyston-Willaura in 2017. The Pumas will face Ararat Eagles on Saturday. Picture: Peter Pickering

KEY: Aaron Pianta will be an important player for Moyston-Willaura in 2017. The Pumas will face Ararat Eagles on Saturday. Picture: Peter Pickering

The Ararat Eagles will host Moyston-Willaura in round two of the Mininera and District Football League in Ararat on Saturday.

The Eagles were competitive for a quarter against Tatyoon in their round one clash but will need more consistency if they are to knock off the Pumas at the weekend.

The Pumas had a thumping win against Woorndoo-Mortlake, finishing with 27 scoring shots in the dominant performance to start their season.

It will be the the first time Alexandra Oval is used for a football game in the season proper, with the Eagles’ hard preseason likely to pay dividends during the match.

Moyston-Willaura’s potency in front of goal was on show in round one and if it can create as many chances, then the Pumas will be hard to knock off.

The Pumas will go into the match as heavy favourites with the visitors set to cement themselves in the top four if a second win eventuates.

First bounce is scheduled for 2.15pm at Alexandra Oval.