Bruised Bombers itching for turnaround

It may only be the beginning of the second round, but North Gippsland football has already produced some interesting performances.

Some teams will want to bounce back early in the season after losses in round one.

Others will want to consolidate their victories and go two-nil this week.

Sale City sprang from the blocks to a commanding position at the top of the table, dishing out a 105-point hammering to Gormandale.

The Dogs’ disappointing 2015 finals campaign is behind them now and the humbling experience seems to have toughened Sale’s mettle.

Traralgon Tyers United lost last week to an in-form Churchill outfit and will have its work cut out against the Dogs on Saturday.

Gormandale faces Glengarry in the Sunday clash.

Both teams lost their opening games and a win to either would restore some valuable confidence and move them to a better position on the premiership table.

At Cowwarr the Saints take on Woodside.

Woodside has recruited some young blood who should help the Wildcats get over the Saints and open an opportunity to go three-nil when they face Gormandale in round three.

Cowwarr has the home ground advantage and would relish the opportunity to put valuable premiership points in the bank before they play Rosedale in round three.

At Churchill, Heyfield is looking to bounce back after a round one defeat to Rosedale.

It was a tough draw against the reigning premiers in the opening round, but the Kangaroos were not disgraced and there were many positives from the game.

Heyfield matched the Blues for most of the game and was within three goals at the 14-minute mark of the final term.

The Cougars proved they have what it takes this season, comfortably accounting for TTU last week.

Churchill sits fourth on the ladder and a win this week against Heyfield will prove its a genuine premiership contender.

Heyfield played a tough opening match and this weekend is no different.

Yarram has the most difficult challenge of all this round.

Reeling from a loss to Woodside, the Demons take on the in-form reigning premier, Rosedale.

In their favour, the Demons have the home ground advantage, but a victory is still a tall order.