THE Sapphire Coast Australian Football League (SCAFL) competition is heating up as the 2014 finals approach.
On Saturday, the Bega Bombers will host Tathra Sea Eagles in a local derby at the Bega Showground from 2.15pm.
Bega need a draw or win in order for them to be guaranteed a finals spot, but barring two straight wins to struggling Narooma, they will qualify for the post-season.
Their last game against the undefeated Pambula Panthers ended on a dramatic note when Bomber Joey Gehrig was taken to hospital with a broken collarbone, leading to the match being called a draw after a long delay.
It was a lucky escape for the Bombers, who received a share of the points despite being down 53-15 at the time of the incident.
There was a second draw last weekend, as the match between Tathra and Merimbula was called off, with the Diggers attending a memorial for player Paul Menkes’ parents Gerry and Mary, who were tragically killed in the MH17 plane crash.
Bermagui and Tathra have already secured a finals position, sitting third and fourth respectively on the ladder, but will both be vying for third, and with it, a better chance of progressing through the finals.
The Breakers will face undefeated Pambula this weekend from 2.15 at the Pambula Sporting Complex.
Last time they faced off, the Panthers ran them over, winning by 100, so it shapes up as a tough match for Bermagui.
In other matches this weekend, the Eden Whalers and Narooma Lions meet at the Eden Football Ground from 2.15pm, with the two teams sitting at the bottom of the ladder.
The Merimbula Diggers have the bye.