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The top four clubs in the Mixwell Colts Challenge will have a last chance to flex their muscles before they meet in semi final football. In this weekend's final round each of the top four play clubs they should easily account for.
Attack has been the order of the season with rarely a game finishing without a point a minute going up on the scoreboard. Competition leaders Norths will take on wooden spooners Runaway Bay in the mismatch of the year after trouncing Wests 78 - 0 last week. Runaway Bay were a late inclusion into the competition and are to be congratulated on their recent win. It will be little solace though when they travel to Bishop Park. Norths have an amazing +564 for-and-against which should grow to well over 600.
Redcliffe take on the underachieving Easts Tigers at Dolphin Oval. The Dolphins have a for-and-against which is 38 points better than nearest rival Burleigh and will look to improve on this to hold a top two finish.
Burleigh travel to Perry Park to face the improving Brothers-Valleys and need a very large win to avoid a knockout semi final appearance the week after.
Wynnum are fresh off a confidence boosting draw with Redcliffe and win over Burleigh coming into their away game v Wests. Wests held a place in the top 4 early in the season but have lost 10 of their last 11 games with only a draw to add to their points tally. The Seagulls cannot improve on 4th but will be looking to continue their good form.
In the other match Souths-Logan will look to finish just a few wins out of the finals after being a clear best of the rest for the latter part of the season. Ipswich are unlikely to prevent this.
Points table Norths 33, Redcliffe, Burleigh 29, Wynnum 27, Souths-Logan 20, Wests 16, Ipswich, Brothers-Valleys 12, Easts 10, Runaway Bay 2