Minor premiership race on
WITH nine rounds remaining, the race is on for Burringbar and Uki.
The first half of the season is behind them and both have come through relatively unscathed.
But now it’s the back end, the business end of their campaign, where their season will either be made or broken.
Burringbar heads south to lock horns with relegated premier leaguers Lennox Head this afternoon. Burringbar has certainly been the better of the two rivals, recording six wins and just two losses from their opening eight encounters.
However, while they’ve challenged Casino and District for top spot for much of the season, their year may have been defined last weekend when the league leaders dealt them a crushing 5-2 defeat.
The pasting bridged a seven-point gap between second-placed Burringbar and their conquerors Casino, though Burringbar do have a game in hand.
The heavy defeat also brought Burringbar back to the pack, with third-placed South Lismore, which boasts a better goal difference (+14 to +10), just three points adrift and Lennox just a further point behind (+10) but with a game in hand.
Kick-off is at 3pm.
The Uki Pythons game against Kyogle was cancelled due to inclement weather.
Casino tackles Souths in a game that could have much bearing on the battle for top spot at 5pm.