Magpies and Caramut clash in top v bottom battle

Brad Keilar will be a key player for the Magpies on Saturday. Picture: PETER PICKERING
Brad Keilar will be a key player for the Magpies on Saturday. Picture: PETER PICKERING

Wickliffe-Lake Bolac will be eyeing off a big percentage boost when the Magpies face bottom-placed Caramut on Saturday.

Caramut has struggled all season with the Swans yet to get a win in 2018.

The Magpies sit at the top of the ladder, undefeated after eight rounds with a percentage of 245.

Wickliffe-Lake Bolac go into the round nine clash having already scored 984 points, 220 more than Woorndoo-Mortlake which is the second highest-scoring team.

Caramut defenders will have their work cut out with the team having conceded 1126 points in the eight games this season.

That tally is likely to increase significantly with the Magpies’ forwards starting to click in front of goals.

It remains to be seen whether the Magpies will take this opportunity to rest some key players for the clash but with two more games remaining after Saturday before the mid-season bye, coach Joe Otto might opt to keep the team together.

It will be the upset of the season if Caramut can get the points against the Magpies at Lake Bolac with the home team heavy favourites to extend its undefeated streak to nine.

First bounce for the round nine clash is scheduled for 2.15pm