Parkes Spacecats play Forbes this weekend for a grand final spot

SPACECATS PURR: The defending league tag champions take on Forbes this weekend for a grand final spot. Photo: NICK MCGRATH
SPACECATS PURR: The defending league tag champions take on Forbes this weekend for a grand final spot. Photo: NICK MCGRATH

The Parkes Spacemen will have two sides an hour away from the grand final this week, with both teams confident of putting on the type of performance that will see them line up in grand finals the following week.

The Juniors advanced after a sudden death semi that many describe as one of the games of the year.

The boys endured sin bins, ambulances, extra time and injuries in a match that went nearly 40 minutes longer than scheduled - personifying the incredible resiliency and toughness the team is now renowned for.

Parkes face the Junior Fishies who are the only CYMs side not already in the decider.

Parkes were walloped by the Dubbo side last start, but a much different Parkes side will be confident of a result reversal, with stars Benny Lovett, Finnley Neilsen and other returning and adding a great level of class to the side.

The Parkes girls suffered a loss to CYMs on the weekend, meaning they will line up against the old Foe for a grand final spot.

CYMs took advantage of a bad lapse in the Parkes side, putting on two tries in five minutes to win the match 24-10.

Parkes will be confident against a scrappy Forbes side whom they accounted for in the previous week.

While the quartet of Goolagong, Draper and the Twins Ward will be heavily marked, it is vital the role players of the side execute to give Goolagong's side a fifth straight grand final appearance.

Gates open in Forbes at 9am for a 10am kick off, with Reserve Grade proceeding the juniors after League Tag.

Group 11 ladders

League Tag

Dubbo CYMS

Forbes Magpies

Parkes Spacecats

Macquarie Raidettes

Wellington Cowgirls

Nyngan Tigers

Narromine Jets

Dubbo Westside

Juniors

Dubbo CYMS

Forbes Magpies

Wellington Cowboys

Parkes Spacemen

Nyngan Tigers

Dubbo Macquarie Raiders

Narromine Jets