Wodonga faces East Albury in CAW after a soft draw to start the season

UNDERSTRENGTH: Wodonga hasn't fielded its strongest side this season, and that will continue when it plays East Albury on Saturday. Despite that, the club holds down top spot with only one loss.

UNDERSTRENGTH: Wodonga hasn't fielded its strongest side this season, and that will continue when it plays East Albury on Saturday. Despite that, the club holds down top spot with only one loss.

Wodonga will emerge on Saturday from the softest draw of any top six outfit.

Last season’s runner-up jumped into the competition lead after eight rounds, with three matches against cellar-dweller Wodonga Raiders, and another two against the other winless outfit in New City.

“We haven’t had our best line-up for any game we’ve played so far, so we haven’t been focusing on the other teams,” captain BJ Garvey said.

“We’ve got another 25 unavailable from the three grades this week, with Byron Hales, Andrew Berg, James Tonkin and Jack Gilbee all missing.”

Wodonga will meet the association’s biggest improver in East Albury at Alexandra Park.

It’s the only game involving teams from the top six.

Elsewhere, North Albury will look to steal sixth place from Belvoir when it hosts the Eagles.

Raiders are home to Lavington, New City hosts Tallangatta, while St Patrick’s are out to snap a losing streak against Albury.

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