COROWA needs a miracle to sneak into the finals and City Colts star Kent Braden is hellbent on making sure they don’t get it.
The Roos are the only team which can dislodge Colts from the top four in the final round, but face a near-impossible task after a rain-affected draw against Wangaratta last week.
Corowa must thrash Colts outright at Bill O’Callaghan Oval to be any chance of leap-frogging them and into the finals.
“It’s going to be pretty hard for them but they’ve obviously proven they’re a side that is right up there, so we need to make sure we get the job done,” Braden said.
“We mainly just want to get back on the winners’ list, especially after last week.”
Colts could have locked themselves into the four had they not been stunned by a resurgent Rutherglen United last Saturday.
The Redlegs rolled them for just 111, but Braden said he and his teammates weren’t too concerned by their performance.
“It definitely wasn’t as bad as what some people might think,” he said.
“We bowled well in both innings and the track had a bit in it.
“Our batting does need to lift.
“It’s more about our mental application.
“That’s the only thing that is holding us back.”
Braden took seven wickets for Colts last round and will again play a big part in Colts’ hopes of victory.
In other final round games, Rutherglen United will be out to cause another upset when it travels down the river to take on Yarrawonga-Mulwala at Stan Hargreaves Oval.
Finals-bound Myrtleford could face a tricky test against Wangaratta at Norm Minns Oval.
Ladder leader Bruck hosts Beechworth in a match the premiership favourite will be using to tune up for the business end of the season.
The Wanderers could provide plenty of stick.
Whorouly-Gapsted will be playing for little more than pride when it travels to W.J. Findlay Oval to take on Rovers United.
Greta has the bye.