EAST Wagga-Kooringal has given themselves an outside chance of breaking into the Farrer League's top five after a 33-23 win over Marrar Bombers on Saturday.
Entering the round three wins outside the finals places and a win behind the Bombers, the Hawks simply had to win to keep any slim hopes alive.
It sets up a huge fortnight for East Wagga Kooringal, who play second-last Barellan this weekend. A win would set up a critical clash against fifth-placed Northern Jets, who kept the finals door ajar for the Hawks after they lost 55-33 to top three side North Wagga.
The Hawks take on ladder leaders Charles Sturt University in the final round, meaning they likely have to win their next two games and rely on other results to go their way.
The Jets have a tough run home beginning with second-placed Temora this weekend, followed by the Hawks and fourth-placed Coleambally.
In other results on Saturday the Bushsow proved far too strong for winless The Rock-Yerong Creek 78-19, while Temora was too classy for Barellan 66-35.
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