Parkes and Forbes go head-to-head

WE MEET AGAIN: Parkes captain Chad Porter and his Spacemen teammates head into two-straight weekends of exciting footy against familiar rivals the Forbes Magpies.
WE MEET AGAIN: Parkes captain Chad Porter and his Spacemen teammates head into two-straight weekends of exciting footy against familiar rivals the Forbes Magpies.

The Spacemen play their final regular season match for 2019 with two grades controlling their own destiny, while the other two will be looking to score a win against the old foe prior to facing them a week later.

The first grade and tag teams are locked into the 4-5th semi and 2-3rd semi respectively, and will face Forbes in those matches regardless of all results this weekend.

The Juniors could play Forbes in two consecutive weeks as well with a win this Sunday, while our reserve grade should know their fate on Saturday, pending a result in Nyngan; if the table topping Tigers defeat Macquarie in Nyngan, our reserves will feature again in Semi Final football.

The Parkes club will be buoyed after a comprehensive four grade win last week vs Macquarie, however that good news was dampened by a suspected season ending injury to live-wire Joe Dwyer.

A significant number of juniors return this week, meaning all grades will be close to full strength, and they will need to be against an ultra-consistent Forbes side, who have been competitive across all grades this year.

The action kicks off at 11am in Forbes and will provide a platform for three defending premiers and five other semi final sides to hit the finals in form.

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Parkes takes on Forbes this weekend in a derby rematch. Photo: Nick McGrath

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Parkes takes on Forbes this weekend in a derby rematch. Photo: Nick McGrath