Horsham District Football Netball League run home

FINAL PRIZE: The final five rounds are upon us, where each side will strive to ensure they end their 2017 season on a positive note. Picture: WIMMERA MAIL-TIMES
FINAL PRIZE: The final five rounds are upon us, where each side will strive to ensure they end their 2017 season on a positive note. Picture: WIMMERA MAIL-TIMES

SM Giants

Southern Mallee have continued to dominate in the Horsham district league.

The side has won 29 games and counting over the course of the two seasons. 

The side has two testing games on its run home against Jeparit-Rainbow and Harrow-Balmoral. 

Har-Balmoral

The Southern Roos have established themselves as most likely to defeat the Giants.

They have managed to show they annihilate other challengers, such as Jeparit-Rainbow.

With a greater percentage the Roos could finish the season on top of the table if it can overcome the Giants in round 14. 

Jep-Rainbow

It looks like the Storm will end up finishing in third spot on the table.

Co-coach Luke Murphy believes his side will have gelled fully come finals time. 

Swifts

At the top of the second tier is the Swifts, a young, hard-working side that has improved vastly since the start of the season. 

It looks likely the Baggies will play finals in 2017 due to having a lighter run home than the other four sides. 

It will be challenged by Laharum and Edenhope-Apsley. 

Laharum

The young, flashy Mountain Men have a difficult final four rounds. 

After a game against Pimpinio they will take on two of the most improved sides in the Swifts and Natimuk United.

Laharum will need all its flair to make sure it plays finals. 

Eden-Apsley

Edenhope-Apsley has been inconsistent in 2017 but when it reaches its full potential, the side can match it with the best. And that is what it will need in its tough final rounds. 

The Saints’ fate is in their own hands when they play the likes of Kalkee, the Storm, Swifts and the Rams. 

IMPORTANT: Edenhope-Apsley's Matt Butler has been important for the side in 2017. The Saints are eyeing a finals finish. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

IMPORTANT: Edenhope-Apsley's Matt Butler has been important for the side in 2017. The Saints are eyeing a finals finish. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

Natimuk Utd

Natimuk United started off with high hopes and is still in the mix. 

Everything will need to go right for one of the most improved sides of 2017. 

It will be a tough run home and its final game against the Saints could decide a finals birth.  

Kalkee

Kalkee is in for a tough run home but has winnable games in round 13,14 and 15. 

The Kees have been consistent in 2017, but will need to step up its game in a hope to make finals. 

Nor-Quantong

Bombers coach Heath Francis has been blooding young footballers all season.

The side has collected some good wins, and the future looks bright. 

Rupanyup

The side has improved in 2017, with coach Andrew May doing a good job in getting his side’s understanding of structures down-pat. 

Taylors Lake

A huge exodus at the end of 2016 proved a problem for the Lakers.

Although it has been on the receiving end of some thrashings, the side has clearly improved from last year. 

Pimpinio

It’s no hidden fact the Tigers have struggled in 2017, but the team is on the right track to becoming competitive in years to come.