THE prospect of a large crowd will hopefully be the catalyst for the Cootamundra Bulldogs first grade side to break their 2019 drought when they play host to the Temora Dragons at Fisher Park on Sunday.
It will be the Dogs final home game of the season and coupled with Sponsor's Day and the club's major fundraiser for the year, the $10,000 first prize helicopter drop, the players will be looking for plenty of support on the sidelines.
The Dragons have also endured a tough season and will miss the semi final action, however with five wins to the Bulldogs none, they will go in as firm favourites.
In their round 8 in Temora the Dragons ran out easy 48-16 victors, however the Bulldogs have earmarked this game as their chance to break their duck.
While the results may not indicate it, the Bulldogs have been competitive in parts in all of their games to date, it's just the ability to keep that effort and intensity up for the entire 40 minutes of each half which has been their Achilles heel.
Co-coaches Matt Forsyth and Chris Maher again missed last week's match against Albury through injury, and both will be doing everything in their power to front up.
The helicopter drop will take place prior to the first grade game and, as it did two years ago, will provide some unusual entertainment as well as the chance for one lucky ticket holder to win some serious money.
Tickets, priced at $20 each will be available on the day.
The next 10 closest balls will earn $100 each for their respective ticket holder.
The leaguetag and reserve grade games will commence an hour earlier than usual, while the Temora under 19s will kick off the day with a match against Wagga Kangaroos commencing at 10am.