A COUPLE of years ago a Melton versus Bacchus Marsh match would likely not have registered as a game of the round contender.
Tomorrow night’s match at MacPherson Park, however, looms as something special as each club aims to maintain a perfect start to the season.
Bacchus Marsh has made no forced changes, and has added onballer Matt Denham who was unavailable last weekend due to food poisoning.
“We’ve got a clean sheet in terms of injury,” Cobras coach Dave Callander said.
“It was a hard game (against Lake Wendouree), and pretty physical, so we trained pretty lightly on the Tuesday.”
Callander said Melton was impressive in disposing of Darley last weekend and that had changed his thinking about the game.
“Melton knocked off Darley. That changes things. Early in the year we looked at this as a game as one we could win but I now think they will be similar to us,” he said.
“They might have had a point of difference against Darley – young, fast leg speed – and those are the characteristics of our side.”
“I really rate Bacchus Marsh,” Melton coach Bob Heaney says. “We were quietly confident last week but think this is a tougher assignment.
“What I would like to see us work on is our consistency. With a young group there can be a big gap between your best and worst and we need to narrow that gap.
MacPherson Park, tomorrow, 7.10pm
PREDICTION: Bacchus Marsh by seven points