South Mandurah will look to secure a second chance in next month’s Peel Football League finals series when they travel to Pinjarra tomorrow.
Currently third, the Falcons have the opportunity to book their spot in a qualifying final against Waroona should they account for Pinjarra in the final round of the regular season.
Defeat is likely to leave Souths in fourth, meaning they would contest an elimination final against either Pinjarra or Centrals the following weekend.
The Tigers also have plenty at stake with their finals aspirations hanging by a thread.
Sixth-placed Pinjarra must win tomorrow and hope bottom side Halls Head upset Centrals to secure the only remaining finals position.
Should both Pinjarra and Centrals win, the Blues are likely to remain in fifth, courtesy of a superior percentage.
Any slip-up by South Mandurah at Sir Ross McLarty Oval would leave the door open for Baldivis to climb into third.
The fourth-placed Brumbies sit level on points with Souths and remain in the hunt for a qualifying final spot should they down Mandurah on Sunday.
Regardless of where they finish, the season has been a good one for Baldivis, who last year missed the wooden spoon by just one game.
In other action this weekend, minor premiers Rockingham square off against Waroona in what many have touted a preview of September’s grand final.
Parnell Street played host to the sides’ first meeting in round one which Rockingham won by four points.
The Rams have since reeled off 17 consecutive wins and can put the icing on what has been a flawless home-and-away season with victory at Anniversary Park tomorrow.
Despite playing second fiddle to Rockingham all year, Waroona will still fancy their chances of emulating last season’s premiership triumph.
Finals action gets under way with elimination and qualifying matches next Saturday, ahead of semi-final fixtures on September 2.The winner of the second semi-final will progress directly to the grand-final (September 16) where they will meet the winner of the preliminary final, set down for September 9.
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