A SORE and sorry Warrack Eagles are in serious danger of being knocked out of the finals in straight sets.
The Eagles were smashed by Horsham by 112 points at the weekend and will face the in-form Saints in Sunday's first semi-final at Dimboola Recreation Reserve.
Teenage forward Dale Hinkley, punctured lung, heads a growing list of winged Eagles.
Coach Tim Inkster said a handful of blokes were up in the air to play.
Scott Adams, Heath Schulz, Brock Orval, Leigh Dovaston and Paul Atkin are all in doubt, leaving Inkster with massive selection headaches.
"We're out of form and injured," he said.
With number one ruckman James Kirby ineligible to play due to playing too many VFL matches and Adams unlikely to play, Inkster could be forced to throw Ben Harrison or reserves player Dean Gunn into the ruck.
Jake Leith is a chance to return to the senior side after being dropped for the qualifying final, while under-17 players Dalton Jaensch and Riley Morrow could also be in contention.
Horsham Saints coach Brendan Broadbent's selection issues were on the other end of the scale, with Addison Milner and Heath Kelm both getting through the reserves at the weekend.
Milner was named in the side's best and Kelm kicked a goal in the loss to Horsham.
Young gun Darcy Tucker will not feature again this season after suffering a broken thumb against Minyip-Murtoa.
Broadbent was delighted with his side's four-quarter effort against the Burras and hopes for a repeat dose on Sunday.
"It was certainly a good performance, which was only marred by our kicking," he said.
" The boys were focused, disciplined and well-drilled."