SMW Rovers and Penshurst clash in round nine battle

STRETCH: Lachie Pickering in action for SMW Rovers. Picture: PETER PICKERING

STRETCH: Lachie Pickering in action for SMW Rovers. Picture: PETER PICKERING

SMW Rovers will host Penshurst on Saturday.

The Bulldogs sit two games out of the top five and cannot afford to drop many games in the run towards the finals if they are to qualify.

Penshurst are coming off a strong performance against Tatyoon and will go into the match as favourites.

Bulldogs coach Kane Tolliday will have his work cut out against the Bombers with the visitors winning six of their last seven games. First bounce is set for 2.15pm at Mininera Recreation Reserve.