Brothers 24 def Norths Tigers 18


The inaugural Matthew Dennis Day always invokes spirited football from these two traditional rivals. Going into the game Brothers had a depleted line up due to a number of injuries gained in their advance to the minor premiership. With an understrength side the Tigers smelt blood and fancied themselves to be able to book a spot in the finals with a win away to the butcher strips. Early on the Tigers soon realised a team full of players given an opportunity to impress are a very dangerous proposition. Brothers lead by veterans Troy Sharpe and Jason Connors took control of the game early keeping the competition leaders' nose in front for the majority of the game. Inspired by captain Josh Roberts, Norths had their opportunities to square up the scores late in the game, but were unable to strike that final blow giving them a tight run home for finals football.


Swifts Bluebirds 26 def Goodna Eagles 16


With the scores one all in their meetings this year, with both victories coming away from home, this match would surely be a torrid battle. In both victories the team that dominated the middle of the ruck and the battle of the packs went on to notch up the points on the scoreboard. The Eagles went into the game with their wings clipped with the withdrawal of four key forwards from their starting side. Swifts flew out of the gates getting off to an early lead through some poor discipline by their opposition. Once the Eagles gained their composure they were able to get back into the contest through the valiant efforts of captain Fa Tauaa and Max Seumanatafa. However all the early defensive work in the game came back to haunt the Eagles with the Bluebirds swooping and scoring two late tries to win the match and move to second on the premiership ladder.


Fassifern Bombers 46 def West End Bulldogs 26


With the season on the line for the defending premiers, the Bombers went into enemy territory with only one thing on their mind - two competition points. Although the 2013 season has been over for the Bulldogs for a number of weeks, the boys from the Basin Pocket have been striving for their maiden victory for 2013. Inspired by the 99 years of history instilled in the West End jersey and club stalwart Dale Lewis, the Bulldogs went try for try for over 70 minutes with the 2012 premiers. However the class and ability to win the close games which had eluded the Bombers for most of the season has returned and the boys from Harrisville were able to keep their season alive for another week in the hope of defending their 2012 crown.


With only two weeks remaining the race for finals spots is really heating up. The imminent clash between Goodna Eagles and the Norths Tigers could determine the fate of one of these teams' aspirations for finals football. While the Bombers, at home will be focussing of continuing their late run at finals football when they meet the Swifts Bluebirds striving for a top two finish. Finally the Bulldogs will be looking to create the upset of the decade when they take on run away premiership leaders Brothers at Daniels Park.