HEADING into round 14 of the Central Wimmera Tennis Association, only one match separates second and third in the pennant competition.
Drung South sit second on 36 points just above Haven on 32 points.
With two rounds to play after this weekend before finals start, the two sides are locked in an enticing battle for second spot.
Drung South will be hoping to move one step closer to securing second spot when they came up against fifth-placed Horsham Lawn on Saturday.
Lawn performed strongly last week, taking seven sets off Haven but losing on games.
Drung South are coming off a loss to ladder-leaders St Michael’s, but will take plenty of confidence out of last week’s contest. Drung South took five sets off St Michael’s and will be looking to get back to winning ways.
Haven faces a tougher clash against Kalkee.
Kalkee sit two games behind Haven and a win this week would bring Haven back into reach heading towards the finals series.
Haven have a tough run into the finals with clashes against Drung South and St Michale’s, so a win this week is vital.
One team no side will be able to catch is St Michael’s.
St Michael’s are four games ahead of their closest rivals and would expect to continue their undefeated record at the weekend.
They will host bottom-placed Natimuk and should be able to register a comfortable victory.
Natimuk are still searching for their second win in what has been a tough season for the team.