The last round of fixtures is now upon us, after what seems to have been a very long, but never the less fascinating season.
The only certainty at the top of the table is that Cockburn will definitely finish in the top three, and it is more than likely that they will finish atop the ladder. They have what appears to be a very easy fixture, playing the depleted Mt Pleasant sixteen, who have already been demoted.
So it is then a battle between Leeming, Rossmoyne, and Safety Bay, for the next two spots to be able to participate in the Challenge Playoffs.
Rossmoyne and Safety Bay play against each other, and the winner of this game should fill one spot, which leaves Leeming occupying the other place in the top three, even if they only win on two rinks on Saturday against Melville.
It is just as interesting at the bottom of the table, where Hilton Park and Melville are both trying to avoid ninth spot, and automatic demotion.
COCKBURN v MT PLEASANT

COCKBURN
W Tepania, P Brotherston, D Ravlich, J Wray
Marko Krajancic, J Ricci, M Zusman, G Powell
J Marevich, I Mateljak, J Ravlich, M Armstrong
M Musulin, M Simunovich, A Edwards, B Blagaich
INS: No change
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MT PLEASANT
J Welsh, K Robertson, K Swan, R Harrison
T Maras, B Elliss, J Coghlan, A Peters
H Booth, G Pinkus, K Robertson, M Lee
S Montgomery, R McNamara, D Bodlovich, J Evans
INS: K Robertson, R Harrison
OUTS: G Thorn, D Murray

Unfortunately this game will be a hollow victory for the Roosters, as they play the depleted and bottom placed Mounties. The Mounties will find the opposition and the surface just too hard to handle, and just may get a bit of a hiding unfortunately.
Cockburn. 8-0

GOSNELLS v THORNLIE

GOSNELLS
W Heldt, R Bishop,   D Bradbury, G Strachan
C Watters,     S Harris, N Tulett, M Beauchamp
B Holland, C Hickinbotham, T Auckland, M Rickard
M Crabb, F Carbone, G Lynch, D Innes
INS: R Bishop
OUTS: T Close

THORNLIE
G Vaughan, M Separovich, P Pohe, P Riggio
G Beckwith, N Holden, J Stean, J Thorn
G Sewell, I Quayle, D Dobb, J Mitchell
J Francisco, M White, I Rewell, A Williams
INS: D Dobb
OUTS: T Finlayson

The Ravens really don't have much to play for in this game, as they should finish in no mans land, and not be involved in either promotion or demotion games.
Whilst the Kookaburras will be very keen to have a good win, to avoid the seventh spot, and not be involved in the Challenge Playoffs for possible demotion.
The Kookas playing on the own turf, should win.
Gosnells. 7-1

MELVILLE v LEEMING

MELVILLE
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LEEMING
T Alberti, I Ashworth, S Dobie, R Bellis
G Ford, D Clayton, G Freeman, R Lipple
K Vandersluys, P Boys, D Johnson, W Birrell
J Newton, G Burgess,     A Andersson,     D Anderson
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The Magic cannot avoid the relegation playoffs, but if they happen to win this aggregate they may avoid the bottom two.
Leeming on the other hand, just need two points only to stay in second spot on the ladder.
Both teams have a lot to play for, especially the Magic, but I would think that the Lions of Leeming would be keen to keep their forward momentum going, and win. The overall depth of the Lions may prove too formidable for the Magic.
Leeming 6-2

ROSSMOYNE v SAFETY BAY

ROSSMOYNE
E Gollan, L Jervies, P Lees, V Andrews
A Petchell, D Price, R Mitchell, P Feszczak
R Lang, J East, W Harvey, M Hughes
D Green, R Halse, D Haddow, B Cranswick
INS: W Harvey, P Lees
OUTS: P Voon, G Maesepp

SAFETY BAY
R Hall,     A Holmes, P Daynes, H Wilson
C Carruthers, J Radford, S Hide, S Foran
R Kennedy, C Owen, G Ogg, S Gallon
P Beaumont, A Daddow, B Taylor, S McBriar
INS: S McBriar
OUTS: M Jaworski

Third versus fourth in this vital clash, with the Bay boys sitting four points behind the River Rats.
So for Safety Bay to sneak into the top three, they would have to win the aggregate getting seven points into the bargain.
They could even get third spot with six points, as they have a superior percentage to Rossmoyne.
But the River Rats, will be very intent on winning to snuff out any hope of The Bay pipping them.
Gollen versus Hall would be a great clash, as both rinks have had very good years.
Should be a great game.
Rossmoyne. 7-1

VICTORIA PARK CARLISLE v HILTON PARK

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A fascinating game between the proud Reds and the newly promoted Hawks from Hilton.
Both teams love a grass surface, so not much advantage here for either side, maybe the home ground will help the Reds.
As has been mentioned before, the Hawks need an aggregate win, with six points into the bargain, just to avoid automatic demotion.
While the Reds will be just as keen to win to stay in sixth spot and escape the relegation playoffs.
The home ground advantage will sway my thinking here.
Victoria Park Carlisle. 6-2