The Northern Jets haven’t given up hope of an unlikely finals berth when they take on Barellan at Ariah Park on Saturday.
The seventh-placed Jets face a daunting proposition to make the five.
They need Marrar and Coleambally to lose to North Wagga and Temora respectively, and have to make up more than 13 percentage points on the Bombers.
Coach Darren Jackson said his players will go in confident.
“Oh hell, yeah, we’re all upbeat,” Jackson said.
“We’ve got to just get in and kick as many goals as we can.
“We’ve got a rough chance if we win by a hundred points.”
The Jets have averaged just under 14 goals in their seven wins this season but with Marcus Jackson playing forward again, Jackson believes they’re capable of a big score.
“It worked beautifully last week with Mitch Haddrill on fire and Mick Foster and Marcus up there. They kicked nine between them,” he said.
Jackson said they won’t underestimate Barellan who could move off the bottom of the ladder for the first time this year if they avoid a thrashing.
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