Marrar controls Coleambally’s fate; just one win from two games will secure Marrar’s position in the finals and knock Coleambally out of the competition.
Marrar will be hard-pressed to beat undefeated East-Wagga Kooringal on Saturday, and far more likely to succeed against third-placed North Wagga on their home ground in the final round.
Coleambally will battle to secure a top five finish in the Farrer League.
If Marrar lose both games, Coleambally must also win two games to be on par with them in points.
Then the final cut will come down to percentages.
Coleambally are behind Marrar by 13 per cent but are likely to do some damage and improve their ratio at Barellan on Saturday. However, if Temora beat them the following weekend their hopes are shot.
Temora have proven they can beat Coleambally with a convincing 66 point victory in round nine. It could be more challenging this time around in Coleambally’s territory. While the Kangaroos efforts may be hampered following the loss of their lead goal-scorer Matt Harpley due to an ACL injury, they’re loaded with talent upfront in Matthew Wallis, Damien Ponting and Jason Reid.
No matter what happens, East Wagga-Kooringal, The Rock-Yerong Creek, North Wagga and Temora have cemented a spot in the finals.
North Wagga must secure two wins to stay in the coveted top three, ahead of Temora by four points, but lagging behind in the percentages tally. Temora will take the points for the bye next week, and hope to polish off Coleambally in round 18.
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