THE BIG game might be at Kootingal Oval where the Roosters host reigning premiers Barraba Bulldogs in a top of the table Group 4 Second Division clash but the match down south at Werris Creek’s David Taylor Park will also be a decisive match.
The home team Magpies are teetering in fifth position, two adrift of Walcha Roos and four behind third-placed Dungowan Cowboys.
And it is the Cowboys who are galloping into town to try to keep their own major semi-final hopes alive.
“It’s a big one at Kootingal,” Cowboys president Bruce Henry said.
“But this is big enough for us as well.”
He knows it will be tough enough against the Magpies determined to keep their semi-final aspirations flowing.
“We have a couple back.
“Shae Collins and Ben Tongue are back, Scott (Henry) hasn’t played since we played Kooty and Matty Wilson is back too.”
The Cowboys are also preparing for a big home game against Walcha on June 28.
They will be donating the profits from that match to Josh McCulloch, a young Tamworth footballer and keen Manly fan, who was injured in a schoolroom accident early this year.
“We’ve got a special set of jumpers we’ll be wearing and then auctioning off after the game,” Henry said.
“We also have some other NRL jumpers from the North Queensland Cowboys.
“There’s also some City and Country jumpers.
“Tubby (Dungowan Cowboys captain coach Luke Taylor) also has some items for the auction.”
Bendemeer hosts Manilla in the other Group 4 Second Division match at Bendemeer Oval today.