Bundoora will get a clear indication this Saturday of what it needs to do in the back part of the Northern Football League division 1 season.
The Bulls sit in third spot after 11 rounds with just one game separating the top three. This week they face Heidelberg, who sits on top.
Bulls coach Michael Ryan said while they had played a couple of tough matches in the last month, this was the one that would be the test.
With nearly a full list to pick from and no long term injuries, the Bulls are in a good spot heading forward.
“Things are going pretty well,” he said. “We’ve very happy with the position that we’re in at the moment, but it’s such an even competition we can’t look too far ahead.
“It’s a huge game against Heidelberg. They beat us the first time round, so we will judge our side on how we’ve improved since them.
“This will give us a gauge for the last third of the season.”
On Saturday, the Bulls headed up the road to Whittlesea to face Whittlesea.
Against an undermanned Eagles, the Bulls did the damage early with seven goals to none in the first quarter.
While the Bulls weren’t able to make the most of their opportunities in front of goal, it mattered little as they won, 17.22 (124)-7.10 (52).
“I was happy with how the guys went about it,” he said. “We kicked 1.11 in the second quarter, but we were able to fix that up a bit.
“Whittlesea is undermanned but they are always hard to beat up there. To their credit they never rolled over and they tried their hardest, but they were compromised.”
John Jorgensen kicked seven goals in the win. It could have been more having kicked 7.5.
Kyle Green also kicked three goals.
Kain Proctor, David Zaharakis and Jorgensen were the Bulls best according to Ryan.
For the Eagles, Blake Fitzgerald and Samuel Indian were named their best. The Eagles sit ninth with three wins.
Ryan said overall, things were going really well at the club.
“The reserves are playing well and our under-19s are back in division 1 this season,” he said.
“They’re competing as well as they can for their first year back up in that division. The club’s in a good way, but we can’t get ahead of ourselves.”
In division 2, Thomastown and Epping lost to Banyule and Diamond Creek respectively. In division 3, Laurimar and South Morang both got wins, while Mernda and Lalor suffered losses.