Seven junior Mudgee teams eye finals runs

FULL STEAM AHEAD: The Mudgee Juniors are charging full speed ahead into the 2017 finals. Photo: FILE
FULL STEAM AHEAD: The Mudgee Juniors are charging full speed ahead into the 2017 finals. Photo: FILE

Seven of the eight Mudgee Junior Dragons teams have been confirmed in the finals.

The seven teams will now make the trip to Tony Luchetti Oval in Lithgow this Saturday.

The Under 10s finished third on their ladder, and now play against second placed Bloomfield Tigers in their qualifying final.

The victory will give them a chance to take on the first placed CYMS Green in week two.

The Under 11s age group continues to excite for Mudgee, with the Whites squad straight through to week 2 of the finals after placing first. The Reds are also in the mix, finishing third on differential and also taking on Bloomfield.

If the Reds win at Lithgow, an all Mudgee semi-final could be on the cards in the Under 11s grade.

The Under 12s scrapped into the finals in fifth place, and are fighting to keep their season alive against the Panthers. Although the 12s have had a hard season through a number of errors, the cleaning up of that in this key match could see them come out the other side.

The Under 14s are in a similar boat, also placing fifth in their league and aiming to keep their campaign afloat in the elimination match. St Pats await the Under 15s age group in the qualifying finals, just as the Dragons juniors have hit their stride in the back end of the season – this is their chance to work together as an outfit and take a deep run into the final match of the season.

Finally, the Under 16's have proved to have the potential to go all the way this year.

Hard done by in previous seasons, the boys will need to look past that if they want to make that illusive Grand Final spot that they've been chasing since they were 10.

The 16's take on arch rivals St Pats in a Qualifying Final.