The Cobra Men will be looking to bounce-back from a tough Round 4 outing against Nunawading, which saw their regular season record drop to 3-4. With the new-look Cobras still looking to gel as a group moving forward, they’ll face another tough early season test against a Hobart team that has been lethal on the offensive end in 2017.

The Chargers enter Round 5 averaging a shade under 100 points per game (99.8ppg), which sees them sit atop the South Conference with a 4-0 record. While Hobart has been explosive early on, they are yet to play a road game in 2017, and facing an athletic Cobras team on the second night of a back-to-back, Kilsyth has a great chance to bounce back and improve to 4-4 on the season.

The Men’s matchup is Game 2 of our Sunday Doubleheader, with tip-off scheduled for 2pm. The Women’s showdown has been featured as the SEABL Game of the Week, with tip-off set for 12pm. Check out the league’s preview of that game below:

SEABL Game of the Week: Kilsyth Lady Cobras vs Hobart Chargers

Following losses in Round 4, both sides are aiming to get back on track this weekend with Kilsyth’s top spot in the East looking vulnerable while Hobart are clinging on to a top four position in the South.

Two of Kilsyth’s top defenders and veterans of the side, Sarah Parsons and Emily Fryters, will be out for at least a month with respective injuries and while their defence was expected to take a hit, their offence was just as troubling last weekend.

Against a Nunawading team that had been struggling up to Round 4, the Cobras tallied 47 points in an 18-point defeat, shooting 28% from the field with just four players hitting the scoreboard.

Chantella Perera was the only Cobra to stay hot, hitting 3-4 from distance for a game-high 21 points and if Maddie Garrick can re-find her touch, that duo will still cause problems for Hobart.

The Chargers fought out a thriller last weekend, going down to Sandringham in double-overtime after Jasmine Gill broke their hearts on the buzzer.

Alex Ciabattoni put in another impressive performance but will need back-up to curb the influence of Kilsyth’s guards.

They will back their bench players like Josie Greenwood and Sharna Thompson to give them a lift against the short-handed Cobras and where they should have a real advantage is under the rim thanks to Kathleen Scheer.

She currently sits third in the league for points per game (22.8), first for rebounds (14.3) and first for total blocks (13) while Kylie McAuley’s 22 points and 12 rebounds last weekend adds another dimension to the visitor’s front court.