Orana Spurs coach Ben Manson admits it's a nervous week ahead as his side waits for the chance to claim the Western Premier League minor premiership.
Spurs sits on top of the ladder heading into the final round and only needs a draw or win against Barnstoneworth to claim this season's Premiers' Plate.
But that match won't be played this weekend due to the lockdown in Dubbo and surrounding regions and the WPL has made the decision to push the entire season back one week.
Spurs are now set to travel to Orange on Saturday, August 21 to take on Barnies while the finals will begin a week later and the grand final is now set down for either September 18 or 19.
Those fixtures, however, are dependant on the lockdown in Dubbo ending as planned next week.
With three sides from Dubbo in the WPL, cancelling this weekend's matches was really the only option and it was the right one, according to Manson, but it does mean Spurs have to think about playing for top spot just a little longer.
"We want to keep playing while we're in form but everyone's health is more important," the coach said.
"We're a very relaxed bunch but nerves will kick in knowing there's one match to go and if we win or draw we'll get the Premiers' Plate.
"It's very nervy for me anyway. As for the players, they've been exceptional all year."
The situation now facing Spurs and Orange Waratahs - the two sides in the running for the minor premiership - is a tricky one.
Whoever finishes top has a bye in the opening week of finals, meaning only one match will be played between now and the major semi-final on the weekend of September 4.
"Winning can be a burden as well. You might not be as consistent," Manson said.
"It's the hardest thing but at the same time you're not scared of the competition because you're in top spot for a reason.
Manson added the positivity and understanding on and off the field his players have with each other is something which will help Spurs with any minimal game time in coming weeks.
"The way the boys are playing, we do our job and we play very well together," he said.
"When we get back on the park I feel like it's almost telepathic. We go back to finding each the on the field, passing it around, and playing our game.
"We get nervous but it's good to be nervous because nerves turn into adrenaline.
No training can obviously be held while Dubbo is in lockdown and while not ideal, Manson said the one positive is it's happened late in the season and everyone is already at peak fitness.
Elsewhere in the final round, the Dubbo FC Bulls will travel to Bathurst to take on Panorama FC and Macquarie United hosts Waratahs while Parkes will do battle with Lithgow.
The Bulls are guaranteed to finish third regardless of results while Macquarie is already out of the finals race.
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