Wodonga Raiders are out to bounce back from their first three-figure loss in five years when they host Yarrawonga on Saturday.
Raiders were mauled by 107 points from an inspired Wangaratta, which was celebrating the games record of popular midfielder-cum-forward Daine Porter.
Yarrawonga hammered Raiders by 163 points in the final round in 2014, the last before ex-Sydney Swans' on-baller Daryn Cresswell started his four-year stint.
"It was a bit of a wake-up call for us, especially for a few of the younger boys that were playing their first game, the level rises up from practice matches," first-year captain Brad St John said.
The Pies took double the amount of marks and exposed Raiders' poor defence.
It was a bit of a wake-up call for us, especially for a few of the younger boys that were playing their first game, the level rises up from practice matches.Brad St John
Raiders will be interested to see if Morris Medal fancy Mark Whiley recovers from a hamstring complaint after he didn't finish the game against Corowa-Rutherglen.
The Pigeons named the same outfit which defeated the Roos, while Raiders have three inclusions, including Dylan Clarke.
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