Manildra and Trundle still locked in fight for minor title

RHINOS CAN DO IT: Luke Wilson and his Manildra side can still claim the Woodbridge Cup minor title, if results fall their way. Photo: MATT FINDLAY
RHINOS CAN DO IT: Luke Wilson and his Manildra side can still claim the Woodbridge Cup minor title, if results fall their way. Photo: MATT FINDLAY

The Woodbridge Cup regular season hits its final round this weekend, with two of the round’s fixtures to help decide the minor premiership.

The Grenfell Goannas take on the Trundle Boomers on Saturday and then on Sunday the Manildra Rhinos play the Condobolin Rams, both games that will have an impact.

Trundle is first, on 28 points, and can seal the minor title with a win over Grenfell.

But if the Goannas upset the high-flying Boomers that will open the door for second-placed Manildra to jump up to first and steal that minor title, should the Rhinos take down the Rams.

Trundle is the form side of the competition at this stage though, although the fourth-placed Goannas are always hard to toss at home, even if their form has been up and down of late

Either way Manildra is expected to take care of the Rams, who have had a disappointing back end of the season after winning last year’s title.

Saturday’s other game has the Canowindra Tigers hosting the Eugowra Golden Eagles, both sides heading into a drink after this game.

Sunday’s other game has the third-placed Cargo Blue Heelers hosting the fifth-placed Peak Hill Roosters.

While the Heelers are safe and will be playing away in the opening round of the semi-finals, the Roosters can potentially move into fourth and secure a home final next weekend.

The Heelers have a number of players returning from injury but it will be a hard-fought contest nonetheless.

Burrangong’s season is over, the Bears have the bye.

In youth league, all five sides will play semi-finals football. This weekend Canowindra hosts Eugowra and Manildra takes on Condobolin.

Trundle has the bye and has sealed the minor premiership already.

In another full round of league tag the undefeated, minor premiership-winning Grenfell Girlannas take on sixth-placed Trundle, which can still make the top five with an unlikely upset.

Canowindra also plays Eugowra, Cargo plays Peak Hill and Manildra takes on Condobolin.