North needs win to secure spot

THE final four rounds of State League football kick-off on Saturday following last weekend's bye with the make-up of top five still to be determined and results all-important to the six clubs fighting for final's positions.

Launceston hosts cross-town rival North Launceston in the local derby at Windsor Park with both teams coming off good wins before the bye.

The Blues gave bottom side the Tigers a 162-point spanking while the Northern Bombers had an important 14-point win over Burnie, which saw them move back into the five.

North needs to win to shore up its spot with Burnie and Lauderdale breathing down its neck while Launceston would love nothing more than to inflict a defeat that would cause its arch- rival some pain.

Western Storm faces a tough road trip to play Hobart City coming off a disappointing 1-point loss to Devonport before the bye.

With Clarence also having an unexpected loss to Hobart City, the Storm blew a golden chance to close the gap on the Roos and vie for top spot on the ladder.

The Demons will be keen to inflict another defeat on a top-two side and the Storm will be hoping to have a full list available to get the victory it needs on the road.Clarence takes on the in-form Glenorchy in another good contest at Bellerive Oval having lost three of its past four roster matches and Burnie will look to bounce back to the winner's list in the coastal derby against Devonport.