Castlereagh League 2018: Finals race heating up as season reaches its halfway mark

CHANCE: James Neyland and his Cobar Roosters teammates will be gunning for a win this weekend with the race for the top four heating up. Photo: SHARON HARLAND
CHANCE: James Neyland and his Cobar Roosters teammates will be gunning for a win this weekend with the race for the top four heating up. Photo: SHARON HARLAND

The halfway mark in the 2018 Christie and Hood Castlereagh League competition will be reached on Sunday, and the finals picture is still no clearer than what it was in round one.

There may be eight points between first and last but Baradine, the side at the foot of the ladder, is just two wins off a place in the top four.

All teams are well and truly in contention for a semi-finals berth and there are a number of vital fixtures this weekend.

Trangie welcomes Coonamble to Alan Burns Oval on Sunday with a hugely important two competition points on the line.

After a slow start the Binnaway Bombshells are beginning to make their mark on the competition, highlighted by their claiming of the prestigious Boronia Cup at Gilgandra last time out.

The Bombshells will be keen to continue that form when the trek out to Cobar this Saturday to take on the Roosters, and while it will not be an easy task to ruffle the feathers of the home side anything but a win will make their semi final aspirations all that more difficult.

The final match of the round sees the well-performed Dunedoo Swans, currently in second spot on the ladder, play host to Baradine in another game that could well go either way.

Dunedoo impressed last start when downing Cobar by 18 points.

The Gilgandra Panthers, the defending premiers, will welcome the two competition points courtesy of the bye after a run of three consecutive losses, while the ladder-leading Gulgong Terriers will remain at the summit as they have the bye as well.

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