Tears and cheers greeted the end of last weeks round with Thistles losing their long battle to avoid relegation and Byron celebrating their first premier league pointscore premiership.
The two contrary moments came at the end of thumping scorelines, with Byron Bay hammering Casino 6-nil and Thistles copping a 7-nil pasting from Goonellabah.
The premiership double now beckons for the Rams while Thistles will spend their 50th year in first division for the first time in the clubs history.
Meanwhile, the battle for the last spot in the finals heated up significantly, with Goonellabahs big win over Thistles promoting them to pole position in the race against Workers and Italo Stars. Workers were also successful on the weekend, knocking off the high flying Maclean 3-2. Amazingly, Workers have the dubious honour of being the only team that has recorded wins over the top two sides and losses to the bottom two sides. This weekend they play fourth placed Rovers and one is left to wonder which way the cookie will crumble for Workers this time around.
A depleted Rovers virtually sunk Stars hopes of a spot in the semi with a 2-nil win on Saturday.
Stars last chance to force their way into the finals comes this Saturday against Maclean, who are coming off successive losses. One would think Stars could get the better of the Bobcats but many have fallen at Macleans fortress, Wherrit Park, where this match will be fought.
Goonellabah could seal their spot in the final series with a win over Byron Bay in Byron at 3pm on Saturday. Byron could still be hungover from celebrations and also worn out from their back-up match against Rovers during the week.
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