Wangaratta Magpies keen to post first win of the season to avoid wooden spoon

Skipper Zac Guilfoyle is eager for Magpies to taste victory.

Skipper Zac Guilfoyle is eager for Magpies to taste victory.

IT won't ease the disappointment of a poor season.

But Wangaratta Magpies can salvage something by dodging the wooden spoon with a win against Delatite in Saturday’s final round at Norm Minns Oval.

Magpies posted a season-high 7-208 last weekend thanks to a maiden A-grade half century by 17-year-old Cooper Matheson and will start favourites to post their first victory of the season.

Skipper Zac Guilfoyle and his new-ball partner Jarryd Wallace should apply enough pressure early to set up a win for the home side.

Fellow winless side Ovens Valley has already lost on first innings to Beechworth and are facing outright defeat.

Yarrawonga-Mulwala is firmly in control of their clash against Benalla.

James Irvine already has three scalps and could finish with a bag as the Lakers look to storm into the semi-finals.

Greta will fancy its chances of defending 7-238 against City Colts.

Second-placed Rovers United-Bruck have the bye.