TONGALA Football Club’s chances of winning at least one flag this season rests with its reserves and under 14s teams, which contest Murray Football League elimination finals this weekend.
Banking on Moama to beat Nathalia and securing a win against Rumbalara in the final home-and-away round on Saturday, results went the Blues reserves way.
They now compete in elimination finals this Saturday where they will front up to Numurkah at Mulwala.
The under 14s were beaten by Rumbalara on Saturday but were entrenched in sixth spot before going into that game.
They now face off against Deniliquin Rams in a sudden death elimination final, also at Mulwala on Saturday.
In Saturday’s loss to Rumbalara Harley Reid, Tristan Watson and Hudson Kellett were standouts for the young Blues, with plenty of support from Mayson Philippe, Mackenzie Cowley and Blake Ohara.
Tongala’s under 17s won on forfeit from Rumbalara but have missed playing finals.
The seniors gave an improved showing in their last game for the season going down by 11 points in a high scoring shoot-out.
The Blues were in front at half-time but a six-goal burst had the home side back in front at the last change and despite six of their own in the final term the Blues came up short.
Corey Nexhip, Ryley Cowley, Nathan Torney and Tom Neville showed the way for the Blues with support from Jesse Robilliard and Riley Bacon.