COHUNA Kangas and Balranald are the only clubs in the Central Murray to have all of their finals-qualified sides still alive in the race for this year’s netball premierships.
The Kangas had four sides qualify for the finals and all remain in the hunt with the B Reserve side straight through to the September 16 grand final where they will face either Woorinen or Lake Boga.
The only clubs with more teams still alive heading into preliminary final weekend are Woorinen and Swan Hill who have five and four sides respectively set to feature across the next two Saturdays.
The fate of all bar two of those sides will rest on this Saturday’s action with the Tigers A Grade squad its only side to be guaranteed a grand final berth, while the Swans A Reserve side have also booked their spot.
Atleast seven different clubs will feature across the eight grades on grand final day with Tyntynder being the only club to have a guaranteed two teams through to the big dance.
Following a week off, the Bulldogs 17 & Under side saw off Swan Hill to advance, as did the club’s 15 & Under Reserve side.
Koondrook Barham won’t have a side on court this weekend at Cohuna after the Raiders 15 & Under side edged a gripping second semi-final to book their spot in the grand final.
Tooleybuc Manangatang and Balranald’s last remaining sides put their seasons on the line on Saturday, while Kerang’s three-goal defeat against Woorinen in the 17 & Under finished the Blues involvement in the CMFNL netball for 2017.