August 25 2017
We apologise for the lateness of Sports Talk but we hope this edition has been worth the wait.
This edition looks at what the Rams have to do in the final round of the season as places can still change with all Rams sides in a position to shuffle the finishing positions of themselves and the opposition.
The Seniors were ripped apart by ladder leader Numurkah last weekend but they will be eager to get out there and defeat Cobram because seventh place is at stake with both clubs holding a 7-10 record.
The Reserves have had a tough season, winning one game and being awards points from a forfeit in another, they cannot advance up the ladder due to Congupna being a game and almost 33% up on the Rams.
The Reserves could end up being matched on wins by Finley who have played ten less games if they play and shock fifth placed Mulawa on the weekend.
The Under 17’s are finals bound and they can end up third if they beat Cobram and Finley loses to Mulawa who sits in eighth.
Whilst second spot is only a game ahead of the Rams, they are more than 65% ahead on percentage making taking second a tough ask.
The Under 14’s are sitting in fourth spot whilst Cobram are 5th, a game and almost 200% behind the Rams.
Ahead of the Rams sits Echuca United who are playing undefeated Numurkah, in order for the Rams to climb to third they must win and rely on Numurkah defeating Echuca United.
A Grade are in fifth position and can move up to fourth if they win and Echuca United (4th) falls to Numurkah (2nd).
B Grade are in fifth position and can move up to fourth if Mulawa (4th) loses to Finley (2nd) as there is a two competition point difference between 4th and 5th places.
C Grade won’t make the finals but can secure eighth spot by defeating Cobram, if Cobram wins the Rams will drop to ninth due to Cobram having a percentage 2.5% higher than the Rams.
C Reserve are in third position and cannot drop down to fourth as Moama has the bye.
Win or lose, the Under 17’s will finish the regular season in fifth place but they can deny Cobram the chance of taking third off Moama should Moama lose to Nathalia who are sitting tenth.
The Under 15’s are secured in second spot but Cobram will be hungry to keep their eighth place as three clubs can pass them if Cobram loses and they win big.
The Under 13’s are fifth and can drop to sixth if they lose and Mulawa wins, if the Rams win and Mulawa wins the Rams have a slight chance of catching Finley in fourth if the Rams gain 9.5%.
This weekend is going to be a big weekend for the Rams are there is plenty still on the line for the club.
We’ll have the results for you tomorrow night in Sports Talk.