Harrow-Balmoral and Kalkee level on points | Horsham District league

Ella Rees playing for the Southern Roos this season. Kalkee just beat Harrow-Balmoral last time the two sides met. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI
Ella Rees playing for the Southern Roos this season. Kalkee just beat Harrow-Balmoral last time the two sides met. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

THE middle teams of the Horsham District league’s A Grade table face a nervous run home with three teams all on 32 points. 

Harrow-Balmoral, currently in fourth, Kalkee, in fifth and the Swifts in sixth are all on 32 points. Edenhope-Apsley is one game ahead in third while Noradjuha-Quantong still has a chance to make finals, two games off the pace in seventh place. 

This weekend sees Harrow-Balmoral travel to Kalkee for an intriguing clash. The Kees defeated the Southern Roos in round three by five goals.

Kalkee coach Jaymi O’Connor said this weekend the Southern Roos would present a tougher test. 

“We beat Harrow-Balmoral last time but obviously they have had the inclusion of Ebonie Salter,” she said.

“They will probably be better this time around I’d say. We are definitely focused on that and then just taking it a week at a time. We can’t really think about finals until we know where we will finish.”

O’Connor said the game was a must-win if her side wanted to move closer to wrapping up a finals spot. 

“We are really keen for the game and we are really looking for a win there, it’s basically a must-win for us,” she said. “The ladder is so tight between us, Edenhope-Apsley and Harrow-Balmoral. I think it will be a really good game.”

The Kees should be fully fit for the contest. 

“We have had a really good run with injuries this season,” O’Connor said. 

In the other games Edenhope-Apsley will be hoping it can test Natimuk United away from home, Laharum will be feeling confident hosting Jeparit-Rainbow, Noradjuha-Quantong welcomes Pimpinio and Rupanyup travels to the Swifts. Taylors Lake has the bye.