Heading into the final round of division one competition, three sides have their fate secured but three are hanging in limbo with key clashes on the horizon.
Undefeated Lilydale (64 pts, 302 per cent), St Pats (48 pts, 200 per cent) and reigning premiers East Coast (44 pts, 175 per cent) have their finals passports sorted but Saturday night could feature contrasting reactions for these three sides.
Current position: fourth - 36 pts, 145 per cent
Opposition: East Coast
Last year's grand finalists got the season off to a slow start with their first win coming in round three but James Storay's men have been ultra-competitive since then.
For the Eagles to be knocked out of the finals series, a heavy loss would need to combine with either a Bridport-Old Launcestonians draw or a rather large Bridport win.
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Current position: fifth - 36 pts, 144 per cent
Starting the season off with five straight wins, Paul Beechey's side has lost to each side in the finals race as the 2010 Bridgenorth coach aims for another flag.
Hampered by injuries this year, a win is the ideal result for the Blues but a tight loss, coupled with a heavier Eagles loss, could see them scrape through.
Current position: sixth - 36 pts, 122 per cent
Opposition: Old Launcestonians
Described by many as division one's most improved, Adam Howlett has led expertly - having defeated both sides in their finals race.
Despite a lower percentage than their opponents, the Seagulls hold the psychological advantage following their round nine 12.13 (85) to 10.9 (69) win.
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