Dragons face red-hot rivals Lithgow in final fixture of the season

The final match-day could see a race for third in the top grade between the Dragons and the Tigers.

The final match-day could see a race for third in the top grade between the Dragons and the Tigers.

It’s been a long and winding season for the Mudgee Dragons as defending premiers, but the final fixture is now front and centre.

Third place is still up for grabs, though one of the form teams of the competition stands in the Dragons’ way.

Last week saw the Lithgow Workies achieve what many thought was unachievable, and knock off the rampaging Orange CYMS.

For the Dragons however, third place is the aim now, as they sit just two points behind the Oberon Tigers with the final round to be played.

If the Bathurst Panthers can defeat the Tigers at Carrington Park, and the Dragons can bring their regional rivals back down to earth with a win at Glen Willow on the weekend, a third place finish for the Mudgee team is thinkable.

Finishing third after the struggle for numbers that the Dragons faced in the early rounds of the year would be an impressive feat to say the least, and the accomplishment will certainly be on the minds of every player in the red v come Sunday afternoon.

Firsts, while seventh at the moment, could slip into the top six on point difference if they can earn a win over the Workies earlier in the day, potentially jumping the Cowra Magpies and Bathurst St Pats.

While the Under 18s are locked into the finals and are now playing for a position, the Ladies League Tag has missed the elimination rounds this year, and will be eyeing a win to head into the off-season on a victory.

All the action at Glen Willow starts from 10am on Sunday, August 13.

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