Old Collegians and Russells Creek are locked in a battle for the final spot in the Warrnambool and District league's A grade netball top five.
With five games remaining, the Warriors and Creekers are locked on 24 points with the former holding the prized fifth spot due to a superior percentage.
Jess Toleman's Collegians side defeated higher-ranked Timboon Demons 52-37 at Davidson Oval on Saturday to leapfrog Thalia Robertson's Creek side, which lost to ladder-leaders Nirranda 64-39, into fifth.
Chelsea Quinn led the way in the attack for the Warriors with 48 goals while Grace Bell was named best on court.
Sophie Morton was named best player for her 22-goal performance in the defeat to the Blues. Jo Couch was Nirranda's best.
The Warriors face reigning premiers Merrivale, Creek, developing Allansford, undefeated Nirranda and emerging South Rovers in their final five games of the year.
Creek faces the second-placed Demons, Warriors, Dennington, Tigers and Panmure to conclude their home and away campaign.
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In the league's other round 13 fixtures, Dennington secured its third win of the season with a 53-34 victory over Kolora-Noorat.
Reigning premiers Merrivale edged out South Rovers to record a 49-33 victory. Jess McKenzie was the standout for the Tigers while young shooter Lena Wright was best on for the Lions.
Panmure kept itself in the race for the top three with a comfortable 69-26 victory over Allansford.
The Bulldogs led from start to finish in the encounter against the Cats. Lisa Pender was named as best player alongside Lily Lourey and Bailee Overweter.
Recruit Eliza Dwyer was pivotal in her three quarters in attack, scoring 35 goals. She was well assisted by Abby Sheehan (nine goals) and Charlotte Lenehan (17).
Tessa Jewell, who scored 24 of her side's goals, was named best on court for the Cats. Captain Georgia Martin and recruit Asha Roche also put in strong performances.
Coach Josie Ellerton said she was pleased her side could rebounded after its defeat to Timboon Demons before the bye.
"It was good to get back home and get a win because we've had a tough few games in a row," she said.
"It was good to come into the game with a positive mindset and try a few different things."
Allansford coach Bridget Foster said she saw plenty of upside in her team's loss.
"I wasn't overly disappointed with them and we're definitely improving," she said.
"They've all been top sides who we've come against in the last few weeks and we wanted to ignore the scoreline and just do the things we've been working on well and I thought they did."
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