THE Muswellbrook Cats hope the home-ground advantage will hold them in good stead to maintain their unbeaten run in the Black Diamond AFL Plate on Saturday. The high-flying outfit tackles the Maitland Saints, from 2pm, in the side’s first appearance at Weeramen Field in 2018. With Callum Strachab, Adam Higham, Kyle Bray, Jordan Solly, Dominic White and Cameron Davis leading the way, the Cats put Gosford to the sword last weekend, winning by 110 points. In fact, the match turned into a romp, thanks to the 20.14.134 to 3.6.24 scoreline. And, coach Brian Scott would like to see more of the same against the Saints. “We came away with a 14.14.98 to 1.5.11 victory over Maitland just two weeks ago,” he said. “But, that will make them want it more. “We can’t take them sitting down and it will be a great contest.” In the GE women’s competition, Muswellbrook makes the long trek to Medowie to play the Port Stephens Power. After an impressive start to the season, the female Cats have struggled in recent matches, losing 21.17.143 to 0.0.0 in their previous outing with Newcastle City Novas. Ashlea Finn, Paris Adam, Meghann Sawkins, Emma Wilkins, Gyarn Rawson and Demi Farrell all tried hard, but will need to lift even further for this clash. “Port Stephens are the new kids on the block and they’re going pretty well so far,” coach Ken Garland said. “This will be a true test for our girls.” The game kicks off at noon.