COROWA captain Jarred Lane has labelled today’s clash with Greta at Ball Park as a must-win game for his team if it wants to play finals.
Corowa is on the verge of figuring in the business end of the season and the star all-rounder said a win was crucial to the Roos’ top-four chances.
“It’s definitely must-win,” Lane said.
“We’ve got a couple of big games coming up.”
Lane has been in North America for the past month and said he had been keeping a close eye on Corowa’s fortunes while he was overseas.
Corowa recently had a bye, meaning the only match Lane missed was last round’s loss to Myrtleford.
The Roos have clashes against Wangaratta and City Colts to follow the Blues.
“You’d like to win those last three and if we don’t, then we probably don’t really deserve to make it,” Lane said.
“It’s pretty easy to keep up with things these days but I’m tipping the heat will knock me around a bit.
“It will be a bit of a battle.”
In other matches, Beechworth and City Colts have plenty to play for at Baarmutha Park.
Colts are hanging onto fourth spot on the ladder, with Beechworth snapping at their heels in fifth.
Colts must win away from home to keep the wolves at bay, however, Beechworth will fancy its chances at home.
Matt Hunt took five wickets last round and is in solid form for the Wanderers.
Adam Crossman and Kayde Surrey both made runs last round.
Elsewhere, star all-rounder Matt Knight will again be the key for Yarrawonga-Mulwala when it hosts Whorouly-Gapsted.
Knight, who has been in tremendous form all year, took five wickets last round.
The gun all-rounder has made 361 runs this summer and taken 24 wickets.
Bruck travels to the W.J. Findlay Oval to take on Rovers United.
Wangaratta hosts Rutherglen at Galen College.
Myrtleford has the bye.