FRIDAY FOCUS – ROUND 18

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Double chances, final four spots and avoiding relegation are all aims for clubs tomorrow.
In Premier, wins to Collegians and Old Xavs will guarantee them the double chance. De La Salle would certainly jump into the top two if Xavs lose to Old Brighton, but a Lions loss might see the Purples retain a top-two spot on percentage. Uni Blues solid in fourth. Marcellin and Old Brighton bid adieu.
In Premier B, Old Carey is safe at the top, but there are four teams level on points fighting over the other three spots. Uni Blacks, which has the worst percentage, looks to be the odd man out, as all four of these teams are expected to win. The margins shoulddecide who gets second, with less than 3% between Old Haileybury, St Kevin’s and Old Ivanhoe. Old Essendon and Melbourne High School Old Boys say sayonara.
In Premier C, a win to fourth placed Old Camberwell over Caulfield Grammarians will likely mean they play each other again next week in the first semi-final. Table-toppers Beaumaris and AJAX should both win. Old Geelong and Parkdale Vultures are heading down.
In Division 1, Peninsula could steal second if top-rated Werribee downs Monash Blues, though there is quite a percentage gap. North Old Boys St Pats must win to ensure they are not overtaken by Williamstown CYMS.  aquinas and South Melbourne Districts are on the bus.
In Division 2, Old Westbourne must beat Old Paradians or else risk losing fourth spot to Emmaus St Leo’s. However, the Animals meet Glen Eira, which is second. If they do beat the Saints and Paradians win, then the Eirans fall behind Paradians (if they win). Got it? Banyule sitting pretty on top and two of Eltham, Prahran and St Mary’s Salesians mouthing au revoir. Which two? We report, you decide, but SMS looks likely to go down to da Bears and if either of the other two win, one will stay up.