Top two to clash in Central Wimmera pennant competition

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TOP-TWO sides St Michael's and Central Park will play tomorrow's match of the round.

The Saints will look to improve after their tight match with Horsham Lawn O'Connor the previous round and a win will keep top spot safe.

Central Park will be out to reverse its loss at the weekend.

Kalkee and Drung South both struggle to field full sides each week and this could play a huge part in their result.

Both teams are out for a win to keep the chase for second spot alive and this will ensure a tight match.

In the Lawn derby, O'Connor will be out to reverse the two previous meetings and record its second win of the year.

Massey will not want to lose this match as a win would put it equal fourth on the ladder.

Two pennant women found a way to keep things interesting at the weekend, with both of them serving in the same singles game.

They were not sure after that game who should serve next, but managed to complete the set.

Draw: St Michael's v Central Park, Drung South v Kalkee, Horsham Lawn Massey v Horsham Lawn O'Connor.

'Teena' tips: Central Park, Drung South, Horsham Lawn Massey.

Last week: 1/3. Total: 20/30.

A Special

Brimpaen came within a whisker of beating the top side at the weekend and will be out to keep that form rolling in its encounter with Central Park Blue.

The Park side will be out to protect its position in the four and will not make it easy for Brimpaen.

Central Park Red will make things difficult for the visiting Horsham Lawn outfit and will be striving for a win to keep its double chance alive.

With a full side, Lawn will make things tough and should prevail.

After a close call at the weekend, Drung South will be too strong for St Michael's.

Draw: Central Park Blue v Brimpaen, Central Park Red v Horsham Lawn, St Michael's v Drung South.

Tips: Brimpaen, Horsham Lawn, Drung South.

Last week: 2/3. Total: 18/30.

A Grade

With only two games separating the top six sides, all games are extremely vital and this makes the competition interesting.

Natimuk and Quantong are anxious to return to the winners' list as the loser could drop out of the four.

Player availability will play a huge role in this result.

Kalkee should come away with the points when it plays Horsham Lawn and thus keep its place in the four safe for another week.

After a win at the weekend, Haven will face top side Central Park.

With both sides recording wins on Saturday, this match will come to the last sets for a result if Haven has a full side.

Drung South is looking at its match as a stepping stone back into the top four when it meets Noradjuha at Quantong.

Draw: Natimuk v Quantong, Kalkee v Horsham Lawn, Haven v Central Park, Noradjuha v Drung South.

Tips: Natimuk, Kalkee, Central Park, Drung South.

Last week: 1/4. Total: 19/40.

B Special

Homers is looking to consolidate its position in the top four against St Michael's tomorrow.

The Saints will be out to cause an upset, but will find Homers too strong on the day.

Natimuk will try to bounce back against Laharum after a loss at the weekend saw it tumble to fourth spot.

Laharum is comfortable on top and will not want to let this match slip.

Brimpaen hosts Haven and needs a win to keep its finals alive.

Haven, sitting in second spot, will be out to spoil the Brimpaen finals push and should come out victors.

Draw: Homers v St Michael's, Natimuk v Laharum, Brimpaen v Haven.

Tips: Homers, Laharum, Brimpaen.

Last week: 2/3. Total: 18/30.

B Grade

Laharum Red will aim to go into the Christmas break

undefeated and Haven Green needs a win to keep in touch with the four.

Red has the better form and should continue with a win against Haven Green.

Dadswells Bridge will host an in-form Drung South-Horsham Lutheran side and will find the going tough.

Still with an outside chance of making the finals, the team needs to produce its best tennis to get an upset tomorrow.

With all sides still having an outside chance of finals, Horsham Lawn will be out to make its finals place safer when it hosts Natimuk.

Natimuk had a good win against a top four side on Saturday and will be trying to keep that form going and its finals hopes alive.

The home courts might just be the edge Lawn needs to come away with a win.

Laharum Navy, with two wins and a bye in the past three rounds, has resurrected its season and is keen to keep it going against Haven Black.

Black will be keen to get out of the losing circle and look towards finals.

Quantong has a bye.

Draw: Laharum Red v Haven Green, Dadswells Bridge v Drung South Horsham Lutheran, Horsham Lawn v Natimuk, Haven Black v Laharum Navy. Quantong, bye.

Tips: Laharum Red, Drung South Horsham Lutheran, Natimuk, Haven Black.

Last week: 2/4. Total: 24/40.

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