WITH both semi-finals set in stone, the participants will use this last home and away round to settle their squads for their respective attempts at premiership glory.
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As for the non-participants, there is still plenty of pride to play for.

Nangiloc will hope for enough troops to prevent back-to-back forfeits and face Cardross at home in one last fight to avoid a winless season.

Continual losses, serious injuries and player unavailability have decimated the Demons so much that only 12 players could pull the boots on last week, fuelling speculation about a mid-2000s recess relapse.

But if what president Craig Parker said during the week is anything to go by, the Demons will return bigger, stronger and injury-free in 2013.

Hopefully Nangiloc can take the field today, especially considering Ben Crosbie, Ben Mansell, Cameron Peters, Jared Turvey and Luke Collett are all still chances to win various league awards.

The Lions’ contender credibility has been underlined after taking care of Bambill and dutifully responding to Euston’s last-ditch challenge.

So with good form heading into the finals, what is now needed is for the likes of Jason Cox, Scott Richards, Cameron Berry, Chris Prevedello and Ben Aworth to continue showcasing the extra strings to Cardross’ bow.

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On the front foot: Werrimull coach Ryan Tierney will lead his troops against Bambill at Lake Cullulleraine today.

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