LEAGUES Panthers will be looking to end the poor run of form which has landed them in last place during the beginning of this 2019/2020 GDCA season.
The side has been missing a number of key players throughout their campaign, but captain Paul Plummer will be hoping to rally his troops and turn things around.
President of the GDCA, Brenton Harrison, believes that any team can still secure a spot in the final, if they can achieve results during the second half of this season.
"Leagues are sitting last at the moment, but they've been missing quite a few players in the first half of the year," Harrison explained.
"If they can get a full team, it should be good, but they need to start making a move and try not to fall too far behind Exies in fourth spot."
Hanwood will look to defeat Panthers convincingly, as they attempt to book themselves a place in the big dance.
They are currently sitting in third position, trailing closely behind the Coro Cougars, who have a win in hand above them.
"It's great to see Hanwood doing so well, after taking out the last two wooden spoons," Harrison said.
"They've got a great young cricket team there and some good young blokes coming through, so it really is great to see them doing so well this season."
The contest on the Exies main stage this Saturday will be sure to help the sides separate their differences.
The result will dictate the trend for the remainder of the season, with either Hanwood being propelled to grand final glory, or Leagues shining with a comeback for the ages.
If match favourites Hanwood do secure victory, Leagues will be staring at the likely possibility of a wooden spoon.
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