Gunnedah’s Connolly Cup campaign is set to end without a successful defence of their title – but the chance to beat Tamworth looms as an attractive final-round assignment.
Captain Blake Small guided Gunnedah to Connolly Cup glory last season after an emotional defeat of Tamworth in the final.
He said the chance to topple the competition leaders at No.1 Oval on Sunday was “always good”.
“We’re keen to play,” he said. “We’re just looking forward to going over there and trying to beat Tamworth.
“Any time you beat Tamworth is always good.”
Gunnedah are second last on the Western Conference ladder, with one win from three games.
They trail Tamworth by eight points.
Small said Gunnedah’s campaign had been hindered by the side losing players to the War Veterans Cup team.
“That’s the way it goes,” he said. “We’ve had a few injuries in the First XI, and a few of our boys have had to step up and play for them.”