Make-or-break time looms for Saints

BERRIGAN coach Ty Russell will find out whether his team is a legitimate premiership contender in the next fortnight.

With the Saints playing Strathmerton on Saturday followed by ladder leader Jerilderie, Russell expects the matches to tell him exactly where his line-up stands in the north-west league’s pecking order.

“It’s a big couple of weeks for us,” Russell said.

“We have been going along OK, but the next few weeks will be a big step up.

“Strathmerton hasn’t done a lot wrong and Jerilderie is out in front.”

“We’ll need to be at the top of our game.

Berrigan has been untroubled in its opening three matches with its fleet of speedy players running Tocumwal off its legs in its last outing a fortnight ago.

Braidy Lewis is in good form while Jack Mynard and Matthew Heazlewood are also playing with confidence.

Tocumwal should back bounce and defeat Picola United and Jerilderie will defeat Yarroweyah.

In the south-east league, ladder leader Tungamah will cruise to victory against Katamatite and Rennie will be chasing back-to-back wins against Dookie United.