THEY are now well established in the Central Highlands Football League, but Rokewood-Corindhap and Skipton are keen to continue their own traditions.
The two clubs, which won six of the 12 premierships from the now defunct Lexton Plains competition, will play a stand-alone Sunday fixture this weekend.
Rokewood-Corindhap will host to the round seven encounter, with Grasshoppers secretary Shane Anwyl saying the concept had worked well in the final years of the Lexton Plains league’s existence and in the clubs’ first season in the CHFL.
“It started back when they had a push to play Sunday games for umpires, when there was a bit of a shortage,” Anwyl said.
“Skipton is an old rival and we’ve carried that forward into this league as a bit of a tradition.”
Anwyl said his club was a big supporter of Sunday matches.
“They are certainly an opportunity for every club and it can be really beneficial to clubs,” he said.
“We have our biggest gate and canteen takings on those days. It’s good exposure for the club to be apart from eight other games played on the same day.”
Rokewood-Corindhap and Skipton enter this weekend’s clash searching for their third wins of the season.
The Grasshoppers will be without coach Jason Hutchins, owing to a calf injury, but regain the services of Ethan Johnstone, Joel Riske and Aaron Stewart.
Skipton, meanwhile, has named Ben Etheridge and Trent Pye to return.
Emus coach Matt Rea said ruckman Jake Harris was also a chance to make his comeback, but failed to name him in last night’s early team selection.
Harris, part of the CHFL Team of the Year in 2011, sustained an injury in the first round of the season and has yet to resurface.
PREDICTION: Rokewood-Corindhap in a tight affair by three goals.