With four points separating seventh-placed Beaufort and 11th placed Clunes, some spots inside the top eight remain open for a host of teams in the Central Highlands Netball League.
Fifth-placed Springbank host sixth-placed Skipton, the Emus with a chance to draw level with the Tigers on points if they can claim a win.
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The Tigers need to continue to win to stay within striking distance of Rokewood-Corindhap and Learmonth in third and fourth spot, each side currently a game ahead of Springbank.
Dunnstown travel to take on Learmonth with a chance to cement itself inside the top eight and remain a game ahead of the chasing pack.
A loss would see the Towners fall outside the eight and Gordon, who has the bye, take their place on percentage.
Dunnstown could fall as low as 11th by round's end if Waubra is able to claim a win over Newlyn and Clunes can win and gain a percentage boost against Beaufort.
Hepburn v Ballan
at Hepburn, 2:30pm
Last time: Hepburn 54 defeated Ballan 39, round 15 2019
A quick word: It looms as a tough return to action for Ballan, travelling to face second-placed Hepburn who haven't scored under 60 goals so far this season.
It's an important for clash for the Burra, who need the four points to stay even with first-placed Buninyiong and some percentage to lessen the gap that currently sits at 66.03 per cent.
Carngham-Linton v Buninyong
at Snake Valley, 2:30pm
Last time: Buninyong 70 defeated Carngham-Linton 26, round 15 2019
A quick word: A one sided affair in terms of ladder positioning but an important clash for Buninyong to win as it looks to remain in first spot.
A win should do it but some percentage would give the Bombers more breathing room from Hepburn in second place.
Beaufort v Clunes
at Beaufort, 2:30pm
Last time: Beaufort 33 defeated Clunes 30, round 15 2019
A quick word: An important game for the fortunes of both sides seasons. A loss to Beaufort lands it on the same amount of points as Gordon and potentially Waubra and Clunes if they claim wins in their respective games.
A win to the Crows and they widen the gap between themselves and the chasing pack and go a long way to securing a top eight spot.
Rokewood-Corindhap v Creswick
at Rokewood, 2:30pm
Last time: Rokewood-Corindhap 84 defeated Creswick 22, round 15 2019
A quick word: The missed fixtures were most kind to Rokewood-Corindhap, avoiding a clash with Hepburn and enjoying a bye, meaning four points.
It now sits fourth with the chance to cement its spot inside the top four against Creswick.
The Wickers were competing well before lockdown, however, nearly pulling off a win against Gordon and challenging top eight side Dunnstown.
Learmonth v Dunnstown
at Learmonth, 2:30pm
Last time: Learmonth 60 defeated Dunnstown 36, round 15 2019
A quick word: A must win for both sides to help cement their spots inside the top four and top eight respectively.
Learmonth sits a game clear of fifth-placed Springbank with a stronger percentage than the Tigers. A loss could see Springbank draw level and make the Lakies really have to work on the run home with Beaufort and Hepburn to come.
Dunnstown could drop as low as 10th with a loss, but a win nearly locks it in for a finals spot with a bye and Carngham-Linton to come.
Springbank v Skipton
at Wallace, 2:30pm
Last time: Springbank 57 defeated Skipton 43, round 15 2019
A quick word: One of the game's of the round. The equation is pretty simple, a win to Skipton evens it on 32 points with Springbank.
A loss and the Emus would drop two games back.
A win to Springbank opens the door for it to continue to hunt Learmonth and Rokewood-Corindhap for one of the final top four spots.
Newlyn v Waubra
at Waubra, 2:30pm
Last time: Newlyn 49 defeated Waubra 43, round 15 2019
A quick word: Despite Newlyn sitting 13th on the ladder, this game is an important clash in terms of potential top eight qualifiers.
Waubra remain just a game outside of the finals and a win could help it climb to at least ninth by round's end if results fall its way and make for an interesting final two rounds for the Roos.
Hepburn (2) v Ballan (16) at Hepburn
Carngham-Linton (15) v Buninyong (1) at Snake Valley
Beaufort (7) v Clunes (11) at Beaufort
Rokewood-Corindhap (4) v Creswick (12) at Rokewood
Learmonth (3) v Dunnstown (8) at Learmonth
Springbank (5) v Skipton (6) at Wallace
Newlyn (13) v Waubra (10) at Waubra
Bye - Gordon and Bungaree
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