The Ararat Eagles will make one of the longest road trips in the league when they face the Demons in Derrinallum on Saturday.
The Eagles have had a tough period on the field with Lismore-Derrinallum another big challenge for the team.
The Demons have shown their best football is more than capable and with a loss likely to drop them out of the top five, the Eagles will be up against it to get the win in the round nine match.
Lismore-Derrinallum will go into the match as favourites but the Eagles are capable of mounting a challenge on the scoreboard.
The Eagles will be hoping Zac Jenkins and Case Maxwell can continue their good form and lead the Eagles to their third win of the 2018 season. The match is scheduled for a 2.15pm start.