The run home
Date of Event : Tue Feb 7, 2017 9:53PM
Lachy Holmes

THE 1st XI needs to win both of its remaining games and then hope other results go their way to play finals in 2016/17.

Currently sitting in 10th position, they play a two-day Saturday/Sunday fixture against Geelong before finishing the season hosting Dandenong at the Harry Trott Oval.

The Cats are 15th in the 1st XI, while Dandenong is poised to finish as high as second.

But to make the eight, the 1sts need Footscray Edgewater and Prahran to slip up on the run home.

2nd XI

Although out of top four contention, the 2nd XI looks well set to back up last year’s premiership with another finals campaign. Yet to be assured of it, they will need to win their remaining two matches.

There is a logjam in the middle of the table, with just three points separating Monash Tigers (6th) and Kingston-Hawthorn (11th).

Unlike the 1st XI, the 2nds destiny is in their hands. Geelong are second-last on the ladder, while Dandenong are eighth which could set up an intriguing final round clash at Shepley Oval.

3rd XI

The 3rd XI is humming.

Second on the ladder and having conceded fewer runs than any other team in the competition this season, the 3rds are on track for a home qualifying final.

Their opponents will likely be Dandenong, Melbourne or Camberwell, although Monash Tigers could conceivably drop to seventh spot too.

Both Geelong and Dandenong are fighting for a finals berth which will make for competitive matches over the next two games.

4th XI

The 4th XI is all but out of the finals race.

Sitting in 15th spot, they need several results to go their way in addition to at least one outright win, but probably two.


St Kilda is currently eighth on the club championship ladder but could finish in the top four with a strong finish to the season.

In particular, the last round against Dandenong looms large, with the Panthers currently fourth. 

Last updated: Tuesday February 7, 2017 10:48PM