North Bendigo and Mount Pleasant have had mixed starts to the season. Photo: Brendan McCarthy.

LADDER leaders Huntly will travel to Colbinabbin for a blockbuster Heathcote District Football League clash on Saturday afternoon.

Both sides head into the clash undefeated and coming off impressive victories, Huntly smashing Heathcote and Colbinabbin narrowly defeating Mount Pleasant.

Huntly has beaten a strong North Bendigo side in its winning run, and the clash with Colbinabbin begins a tough four-week stretch either side of the interleague bye in which they also play Leitchville Gunbower and Mount Pleasant.

Key forward Chris Gleeson hit form in the win over the Saints with eight goals, while Josh Evans has kicked at least four goals in three of Huntly’s four games this season.

A key difference for the Hawks this season is a deep midfield  that is in red-hot form, including Doug Thomas, Harry Whittle and Luke and Ryan Semmel.

Ryan Hon, Chris Ford and Nick Knight have all been important as forwards for the Grasshoppers, while recruit Elliott Bowen has added plenty of class to Colbo’s engine room.

As has Mitch Bright, who was a former vice-captain at Goulburn Valley league club Rochester and was named Colbo’s best player last weekend.

The sides, a combined 9-0 this season, will meet at MJ Morgan Oval at Colbinabbin on Saturday from 2.15pm.

The A-grade netball matchup between the two teams will be a clash of second versus fourth, with the hosts entering the game with the higher position on the table.

In other games, reigning premier Leitchville Gunbower hosts Mount Pleasant, Elmore plays Lockington Bamawm United and Heathcote faces White Hills while North Bendigo has the bye.