It is do or die this week for Northerners as they hope to keep their slim Haisman Shield finals aspirations alive with a win against Kyabram.
The Jets sit in ninth and one win away from their opponents Kyabram, which is fighting to keep sixth position.
A win at Tallygaroopna Recreation Reserve would keep the Jets’ season alive, depending on other results, while a loss would guarantee an early holiday for the club that lost the past three two-day premiership deciders.
Northerners can not buy a win at the moment as they head into tomorrow’s fixture off the back of five consecutive losses, while Kyabram is coming off back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
Kyabram coach Glenn Hart was optimistic heading into the game, but was only taking it one week at a time.
‘‘Since Christmas we have just gone out to play cricket for the enjoyment, focus on our game, take it week by week and so far results have gone our way,’’ Hart said.
‘‘Hopefully this week will be the same.’’
Hart believed the Jets had a number of talented players who could derail his side’s finals aspirations.
‘‘Both the Brett and Sidebottom brothers are gun cricketers, they can hurt opponents in a single instance, so we have to try and nullify their presence,’’ Hart said.
With seasons on the line, Hart knows what to expect from the Jets.
‘‘It will be another challenge, we are playing a side that has been in the last three grand finals, they always give 100 per cent and we are playing in Tallygaroopna, so it will be difficult,’’ Hart said.