Their chances are slim but Centrals are holding onto their Bathurst Orange Inter District finals hopes for dear life in the lead-up to their round 12 clash against Bathurst City.
In what shapes as somewhat of a 'loser goes home clash' the two fringe top four contenders are set to do battle at Jack Brabham Oval on Saturday in the first of a day-day tilt.
Centrals are riding somewhat of a hot streak currently, having won two of their last three games at the first-grade level and club captain Graeme Judge wants to get one back on the redbacks, a side that knocked them off earlier in the season.
"We posted 160 in the one-day match against them," Judge said.
"We had them a couple down early but just lost concentration.
"They've obviously got a couple of good bats up the top so we'll try to get through them and go from there."
- They're 12 points clear of the fourth-placed Cavaliers, meaning an outright win is almost essential.
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"We're chasing an outright victory... we're going to go hard," he said.
Cam Rasmussen recently posted his maiden first-grade 50 and will need to step up on Saturday, as well as the guys around him.
"Cam's been going well, the other just need to follow," he said.
"The best thing for us is that we're confident... we're backing ourselves to do it."
Warriors looking to topple plummeting City Colts side
Ed Morrish's men desperately need to click back into gear if they want to lock down a top two spot on the BOIDC ladder.
The back-to-back champions will get the chance to do that on Saturday when they visit Loco Oval for a match with another side that will be playing with just as much urgency, if not more.
City Colts host the Warriors on Saturday and are at risk of turning in one of the more disappointing BOIDC seasons in recent memory if they don't turn things around quickly.
The home side is 12 points clear of fourth position but with Kinross waiting for them in the final round of the regular season, you'd think City Colts would be content with a victory against the Warriors before looking to get an outright triumph over the students.
There's no guarantee that scenario would see City Colts make the finals, but it's the most realistic equation.
Students to face CYMS in Wade Park derby
Kinross hasn't yet registered a win throughout the 2020-21 season but one of their more realistic chances to get on the board comes this Saturday at Wade Park.
The students will do battle with CYMS who are by no means a walk in the park, merely a more beatable side than some of the others running around.
Cavs short favourites at home
Matt Corben's men will look to continue their resurgence when they welcome Centennials Bulls to Riawena Oval. Cavs will be short favourites to win.
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