By Jarryd McGuane
Murrumbeena vs Hallam (Murrumbeena Park)
This week’s game of the round has the undefeated Murrumbeena hosting one win Hallam at Murrumbeena Park on Saturday.
Murrumbeena come into this game following a thumping of finals hopeful Highett and have not been slowed down by any side this season.
Hallam are fresh off their first win of the season and have slowly been putting more consistent football as the season has gone on.
Despite their obvious improvement of the last few weeks, it would take Hallam their absolute best to play Murrumbeena close.
Murrumbeena by 33 points.
East Brighton vs Bentleigh (Hurlingham Park)
East Brighton returns to Hurlingham Park on Friday night to face Bentleigh, who have strung a two-game win streak together.
This is the second time that the two sides have faced each other, with East Brighton coming out on top of Bentleigh in the first matchup by 22 points.
With East Brighton coming off a defeat and the improving Bentleigh in form, expect this game to go down to the wire.
East Brighton by two points.
Highett vs Endeavour Hills (Turner Road Reserve)
Highett also returns to Friday night football as they host Endeavour Hills at Turner Road Reserve.
Both sides have come off losses, with Highett falling to Mordialloc and Endeavour Hills losing to Oakleigh District.
Going off the matchups that Highett and Endeavour Hills have had against sides in similar positions on the ladder, the Bulldogs would come into this match as favourites.
Highett by 13 points.
Oakleigh District vs Mordialloc (Princes Highway Reserve)
The final Friday night game of the round has Mordialloc travelling to Princes Highway Reserve to take on Oakleigh District.
Oakleigh District has been able to remain in the top four with consistent performances despite playing many games short on players.
Mordialloc were held to their lowest score of the season in Round 7 but were not in danger of losing their first game of the season.
Expect this game to have a similar scoreline to East Brighton vs Mordialloc from Round 7, with the Bloods again remaining undefeated.
Mordialloc by 35 points.
Edithvale Aspendale vs Lyndhurst (Glen St Reserve)
The final game of the round has Edithvale Aspendale remaining at home to host Lyndhurst on Saturday morning.
Both sides have had a lot stretch of the season since they have tasted victory, Edi-Asp haven’t played in a victory since Round 2 and the Lighting have been waiting since Round 1 for their second win.
With the flow of the results of the last few rounds, Lyndhurst has come closer of the two sides to end the losing streak and should get over the line in a thriller
Lyndhurst by one point.