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In the first match of the day, Gin Gin took on Avondale with the Tigers beating the Hawks for the first time since round three 48-28.

Centre Corey Chapman had an outstanding game, scoring four tries and securing the NDRL Player of the Round. The Hawks were missing a few key players who will return for the semi finals next week.

For Gin Gin, second rower Todd Blair scored two tries and Ashley Helmore kicked four from five for the Hawks.

Agnes Water took on Miriam Vale at the Marlins home ground. Miriam Vale won the Minor Premiers shield but was unfortunate not to finish round four with a win over their neighbouring club.

With several injuries to key players the Magpies went into the game as underdogs and the Marlins got on top early and ran away with the game finishing up with eight tries to three with the final score 44-14.

Next week, Miriam Vale host the first weekend of the finals series.

Avondale takes on Gin Gin in the first game, with the loser gone for the year with Miriam Vale taking on Agnes in the main game with the winner advancing straight in the 2013 NDRL grand final.

Last weeks matches at Avondale saw South Kolans season end with a score kept under the hundred by the Sharks. In the early stages of the game, South Kolan showed real spirit taking it to the Hawks led by several older and experienced players.

Gin Gin took a while to warm up but eventually got into top gear with backs Brendan Galea and Adam Lucke scoring four tries each with the youngest of the four Blair brothers Brody scoring three. Ashley Helmore was on fire with the boot kicking 14 goals from 15 attempts in Gin Gins 94-14 win over the 2012 premiers.

In the main game, Avondale upset Miriam Vale beating the Magpies 40-24 with Chapman again playing well scoring three for the afternoon. The Magpies have been struggling for numbers at the end of the season due to injury and work commitments.

Glenn Cox, who broke his leg last year, came back to fill in a spot on occasions but has been playing 80 minutes per game due to shortage of players.

On a happy note, Gin Gin club President Doug Simonsen was spotted sharing a bucket of chips with his wife Frances on their 51th wedding anniversary at the game after Gin Gins win. Lunch at the footy was the best Frances got for a gift but it is footy season after all!