2014 run home: Harrow-Balmoral set to defend premiership | HDFNL Netball

HARROW-BALMORAL is set to defend its 2013 premiership from the strongest possible position with only two rounds remaining before finals.

The Roos have long since wrapped up the minor premiership, and can conclude an undefeated home and away season with wins against second-last Swifts and finals contender Edenhope-Apsley.

While Harrow-Balmoral has been the obvious choice to take out the minor premiership for most of the season, there is still plenty of jostling for position behind the Roos.

Natimuk United currently sits second on the ladder, four points and a small percentage gap ahead of Laharum.

The Mountain Maids, Ewes and Kalkee each have a chance to finish in second place, with Kalkee having the easiest run home of the three.

Easy is a relative term, however, with Saturday’s clash with Noradjuha-Quantong shaping up as a blockbuster.

Noradjuha-Quantong's Georgia Francis. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Noradjuha-Quantong's Georgia Francis. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

The Bombers are a traditional powerhouse of the league, but need to win at least one of their final two matches to have any chance of playing finals.

They are locked in a tight race with Edenhope-Apsley for fifth spot.

The Saints face a challenge in each of their final two games.

They play Laharum and Harrow-Balmoral, two teams that have defeated the Saints this year.

Pimpinio will have a tough game against Natimuk United at the weekend, but should finish as the best of the teams outside of finals contention.

Rupanyup has a winnable game against Taylors Lake and a tough one at Kalkee. It is not likely there will be joy in the final rounds for bottom two sides Swifts and Taylors Lake.

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