A flurry of wickets have given Kooringal Colts a chance to finish on a high.
After a fast start from Wagga City captain Josh Thompson (63), Colts claimed 9-89 to get themselves back into the contest at Harris Park on Saturday.
Bowling the Cats out for 181, Colts will have their most experienced batsmen at the crease when they resume.
While a mathematical chance of sneaking into the finals heading into the final round of the competition, Colts were just focusing on ending a disappointing season on a high.
Captain Keenan Hanigan was thrilled with how the team got back into the contest after some power hitting from Thompson.
"After they were 0-92 to bowl them out for 180 was a pretty good effort at the end," Hanigan said.
"Josh batted really well at the start, got them off to a flyer, but we start to our plans and ended up getting 10 wickets for 90 runs which is a good boost.
Marc Vincent (2-17) struck first as he snared Thompson caught behind by Luke Richardson before Rob Gentles (3-19) got in on the action.
The Cats lost 3-3 before Blake Walker (15) and Jon Nicoll (14) attempted to regroup their innings.
However after a 30-run partnership they too fell in close succession.
Damien Wells (2-26) broke the partnership while Hanigan (2-45) also chipped in late.
Rob Nicoll (15 not out) offered some resistance before the Cats lost their last four wickets for nine runs to be bowled out in the 64th over.
Dave Bolton then got through a treacherous period leading into stumps.
Surviving 48 balls, making just five, Bolton was dropped late in the clash, but showed plenty of patience as two teammates fell around him.
"It is a tricky period when you have to face 13 overs," Hanigan said.
"Not to lose Bolts and Dutton (Andrew Dutton), two of our better batters this year is a boost going into next week and we will back ourselves to get the runs.
"Hopefully we can finish the season off well, get a win and take some momentum into next year."
Kooringal Colts resume at 2-15 with Dutton unbeaten on three.