A battered and bruised Cootamundra Bulldogs face their longest road trip of the season when they head to Greenfield Park Lavington to take on the always difficult Albury Thunder on Sunday.
Still searching for their first win of the year, the Bulldogs will be hoping they have all hands on deck to be any chance of springing an upset.
Co-coaches Matt Forsyth and Chris Maher both missed last week's Jeckyl and Hyde performance against Wagga Brothers, and while both are expected to line up there were a number of minor injuries suffered last weekend that could have an impact on who's available across the two grades.
The Thunder are destined to play semi final football and will been keen for a percentage boosting win to give themselves any chance of sneaking into the all important top three.
The match will be the first of what is hoped to be many milestones for tough back rower Luke Levett who will play his 50th first grade game, just two weeks after teammate Jason Cronin, the pair having played together since they first laced on a boot in the juniors.
Another young gun James Smith is also expected back from injury and combined with the likes of Jordyn Ballard, Wayne Parker, P J Clune, Ky White and Tom Miller the Bulldogs will again field one of the youngest sides in the competition.
With the leaguetag girls suffering a crucial loss against Wagga Brothers last Sunday, it will be left to the reserve graders to fly the flag come semi final time, however with the Thunder locked in a battle for fifth with Wagga Kangaroos, the Dogs can expect a tough encounter.
Following Sunday's match attention will turn to the following weekend's final home game of the season against the Temora Dragons which doubles as the club's major fundraiser of the year, the helicopter ball drop.
Tickets in the $10,000 first prize are still available at $20 each.
It's been a tough season to date for the Bulldogs so get behind the club for the ball drop and their final home game for 2019.