Ballarat Eureka Strikers to battle classy Zebras

OUT: Claire Demuth has ruled herself out of this Sunday's fixture.

OUT: Claire Demuth has ruled herself out of this Sunday's fixture.

Ballarat Eureka Strikers will field an under-strength team in the big clash with Moreland Zebras this weekend.

Claire Demuth and Alannah Stevens both played in last round’s 1-1 draw against Maidstone United, but have other commitments and won’t feature in the battle with the Zebras.

Ballarat is fourth on the Football Federation Victoria women’s state league two north-west table and comes up against a second-placed Zebras outfit that received a walkover against Lara United last Sunday.

Moreland is only two points behind top side Hoppers Crossing and 13 ahead of the Strikers.

Sunday’s fixture is scheduled for a 3pm start at Reddish Reserve.