Now or never if young Lions and Life sides want to feature in post-season

TIME TO MOVE: It's a big week for Life Studio Mid West Eyes. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
TIME TO MOVE: It's a big week for Life Studio Mid West Eyes. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

If fifth-placed Life Studio Mid West Eyes is going to force its way into the Orange Netball Association Toyota Cup top four, the side will need to make a move in this weekend’s penultimate regular season round.

Mid West Eyes are three points adrift of clubmates Life Studio, and considering the latter side is expected to account for the winless Kinross anything but a victory will rule them out of finals contention.

Orange City Newey’s Drive-Thru Cleaners, one point further back, is in a similar situation.

A victory is pivotal, however the young Lions will also be needing the students to down Life Studio to keep their season alive.

Winning is easier said than done for the two sides, considering they face the top two sides this weekend.

Mid West Eyes take on competition leaders Orange City, one win from officially securing the minor title, while Newey’s Drive-Thru Cleaners take on second-placed Hawks Royal.

In short, to keep their finals hopes alive the two sides need to cause the two biggest upsets of the season.

The two games kick off at 3.50pm and 1.10pm, at Sir Neville Howse Stadium, while Life Studio faces Kinross in an important clash at 2.30pm.

In Saturday’s fourth and final game Vipers take on Hawks Central Fitness, at 2.30pm.

Vipers fell away after leading Orange City last weekend and slipped to third as a result, while the two blues went down convincingly to their clubmates.

The former side will be desperate to bounce back, it needs to if it wants to overtake Hawks Royal in second.

Those two sides face off in the last round, one which will be an epic if second spot is still on the line.