CULCAIRN is poised to have a major say in shaping the final six after surprising Jindera 32-30 at Jindera on Saturday.
The young Lions have won their last three matches with coach Karly Way delighted with the development.
“The girls are really hitting their straps,” Way said.
“We’re just focusing on teamwork and everyone playing a role.”
Georgia Way led the victory charge at wing defence while Kayla Wright and Georgie Pitson also turned in good performances.
Amy Connors starred for the Bulldogs.
Although Culcairn is ninth on the ladder, it could sneak into the finals by defeating Henty, RWW and Murray Magpies in the run home.
“It’s really tight and we’re looking to finish the year as well as we can,” Way said.
Brock-Burrum caused another surprise by rolling Murray Magpies 53-49.
Howlong brought down Holbrook 43-32, RWW defeated Osborne 46-26, Lockhart accounted for CDHBU 45-29 and Billabong Crows thrashed Henty 64-24.