BORDER-Walwa coach Craig Bosley is expecting a tight contest when the Magpies take on Federal at Corryong on Saturday.
With heavy rain expected later this week and both clubs having young lists, Bosley believes little will separate the sides.
“I’d say we are the youngest two sides in the competition this year,” Bosley said.
“It’s a big game for us if we are going to play finals.
“I reckon we are a good chance if we keep improving.”
Daniel McCarthy has been keeping the scoreboard ticking over for Border-Walwa while Mitch Paton has been solid in front of goals for Federal.
Corryong should continue Cudgewa’s woes at Cudgewa.
The Blues have fallen off the pace in recent weeks and Evan Nicholas’s side will be primed for a good showing with a clash against Bullioh looming.
The Bulldogs will be too strong for Tumbarumba with recruit Hamish Clark set for another field day.