WINGHAM Warriors can seal a spot in the Football Mid North Coast Premier League for next year in tomorrow's clash against Camden Haven at Wingham.
The Warriors and Kempsey Saints are two points clear of last placed Tuncurry-Forster. The side that finishes last will be involved in a promotion/relegation game on premier league grand final day next month.
Wingham looked set to finish in the cellar until a month ago when some positive results saw them jump clear of the Tigers.
Coach John Bevitt hopes the matter is resolved tomorrow. However, the Warriors also have the luxury of a deferred game scheduled against Old Bar for next Saturday.
"But hopefully we won't have to rely on that,'' he said.
Camden Haven can do no better or worse than fifth, but Bevitt doesn't think they'll lack intensity tomorrow.
"Everyone always wants to beat Wingham,'' he said.
If Tucurry-Forster wins and both Kempsey Saints and Wingham go down, the Tigers will move clear of both teams. A loss for Wingham against Old Bar next week would mean last placed would be decided on averages. This would mean Wingham would be heading to the promotion/relegation clash.
"We need points this weekend,'' Bevitt said.
Mitch Bevitt was injured in last week's draw against Kempsey Saints and will miss tomorrow's game. Osma Ali comes back into the side.
Meanwhile Wallis Lake can secure the club's first premier league minor premiership by beating Port FC tomorrow. Competition leaders earlier in the year, Port FC are now reportedly struggling for numbers and had players backing up from reserves grade for a home game against Taree last weekend.